Trump Grilled on U.S. Involvement in Yemen: ‘It’s a Horror Show’


During an interview with Axios on HBO, President Donald Trump said the situation in Yemen is a “horror show.”

“I think it’s a terrible situation,” Trump said during the interview, as published by Axios. “I hated seeing what happened with the bus and the children cause that’s pure — that’s a horror show when you see a thing like that, you saw the bus.”

In August Saudi forces used a bomb — supplied by the United States — to blow up a bus full of 40 Yemeni children.

CNN reported at the time:

The bomb used by the Saudi-led coalition in a devastating attack on a school bus in Yemen was sold as part of a US State Department-sanctioned arms deal with Saudi Arabia, munitions experts told CNN.

Working with local Yemeni journalists and munitions experts, CNN has established that the weapon that left dozens of children dead on August 9 was a 500-pound (227 kilogram) laser-guided MK 82 bomb made by Lockheed Martin, one of the top US defense contractors.

However, when grilled on our nation’s involvement, Trump declined to say if the deaths would make him rethink the arms deal with Saudi Arabia, although he made it clear that using U.S. provided bombs to kill civilians bothered him.

“Bother’s not strong enough,” Trump stressed.

Then, referring to the Saudis, Trump said this: “That was basically people that didn’t know how to use the weapon, which is horrible.”

Watch above, via Axios

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