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Joe Scarborough on US Reaction to Missing Journalist: ‘Sad and Pathetic’ Trump is ‘All About Money’

Morning Joe went all in on the sad and strange circumstances surrounding the apparent political assassination of Saudi Arabian dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The vocal critic of the Saudi royal family was reportedly killed and dismembered at a Turkish embassy after he had ostensibly posed a political threat to the current power structure in Saudi Arabia.

President Donald Trump has thus far kept his powder dry in terms of a diplomatic response to the alleged murder of the United States resident. When recently asked about an agreed upon $110 million arms deal between the United States and Saudi Arabia, Trump said he saw no reason to kill that deal as a consequence for Khashoggi’s murder.

In host Joe Scarborough’s esteem, there is one primary reason for Trump’s demurring on any diplomatic action: “it’s all about the money.”

Hitting a note that he’s hit before, Scarborough firmly believes that the primary reason that Trump is in the White House is to fill his personal coffers. He points to rogue nations with whom the United States has ignored diplomatic transgressions and notes they all are countries with whom the Trump Org has business dealings

Watch the clip above courtesy of MSNBC.

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