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Fri Jun 28, 2019, 11:47 PM

A Breakfast Invitation Helps Rebuild a Crown Prince's Standing


President Trump and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia at a working breakfast on Saturday, the second day of the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan.

OSAKA, Japan Barely a week ago, he was in theory a marked man, fingered by the United Nations as the probable mastermind behind one of the most grisly and sensational murders of recent years.

But Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia has been wandering around the world stage in Japan the last couple of days hobnobbing with presidents and prime ministers as if he were just another leader deliberating on economics and energy.

No one is more important to Saudi efforts to rehabilitate their de facto ruler after the bone-saw killing and dismemberment of Jamal Khashoggi than President Trump, who joshed around with the crown prince during a summit photo session on Friday and hosted him for a personal breakfast on Saturday morning where he lavished praise on the prince as a reformer opening up his society.

Its like a revolution in a very positive way, Mr. Trump told the crown prince. I want to just thank you on behalf of a lot of people, and I want to congratulate you. Youve done a really spectacular job. Mr. Trump specifically complimented the crown prince for granting women the right to drive and for fighting terrorism.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/28/world/middleeast/breakfast-bin-salman-trump-osaka.html?module=inline

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Sat Jun 29, 2019, 02:03 AM

1. And behind the scenes people were doing this ...

goodbye breakfast!

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Sat Jun 29, 2019, 02:37 AM

2. "Maybe we get together at the Turkish embassy sometime"

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