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Wed Oct 17, 2018, 01:14 PM

Saudi affair exposes Trumpism's moral apathy

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump has dug a moral hole through the middle of America's foreign policy -- and he's not sorry at all.

The President's reaction to the apparent murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul offers the clearest evidence yet of his turn away from a foreign policy rooted in universal human values.

The crisis is instead showcasing Trump's radical form of "America First" realpolitik, his promise not to infringe other nations' sovereignty with lectures on human rights and his trust in the word of autocrats.

In his unrepentant conduct of American foreign policy, Trump is lurching from a path taken by every president since World War II, who all believed to various degrees that American leadership was needed to create a world safe for democracy, open commerce and freedom.

And it will be seen around the world as an unmistakable sign that there is no cost for heinous behavior -- after all, it happened days after a US-based journalist for a top American newspaper was apparently killed before his body was reportedly chopped up in an official Saudi government building.
https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/17/politics/donald-trump-saudi-morality-world-leadership/index.html


So much for being the moral leader in the world. We are the evil empire and Trump is Darth Vader. #RESIST

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Wed Oct 17, 2018, 01:16 PM

1. Saudi affair exposes Trumpism's moral bankruptcy.

Fixed it.

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2018, 01:18 PM

2. error in this story

"...apparently killed before his body was reportedly chopped up..."

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2018, 01:31 PM

3. Watching an Old 8 Part PBS Series on 1930's Churchill-Why Not call it Trump's Moral Appeasement...

to the Saudis. Its not just apathy-its concession to a more powerful financial force in the petroleum sector. Has a weakness connotation to it -although Trumpeters are probably too dumb to make the connection

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