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Trump Calls Saudi Arabia ‘Spectacular Ally’ Amid New Reports About Khashoggi Assassination

During this morning’s pool spray with reporters, President Donald Trump was asked about new reports on Saudi Arabia’s direct involvement in the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi. Just last night the Washington Post broke news that the CIA has concluded crown prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered it.

The President first reacted to the question about the crown prince’s involvement by saying, “We’re taking a look at it. You know, we also have a great ally in Saudi Arabia. They give us a lot of jobs, they give us a lot of business, a lot of economic development. They have been a truly spectacular ally in terms of jobs and economic development.”

He said he’ll be “talking with the CIA later” and with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Watch above, via CNN.

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