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Mon Dec 9, 2019, 09:05 PM

Trump's shameful deference to Saudi Arabia

It is not always President Trump's fault when bad things happen. Somehow, though, he often makes them worse.

So it is with America's relationship with the rulers of Saudi Arabia. Trump is not the first American president to show undue deference to the kingdom's monarchy — the Bush family, in particular, had an unusually tight relationship with the House of Saud. But it was still unseemly over the weekend to watch the president act as Saudi Arabia's virtual press agent in the wake of last week's deadly gun attack in Pensacola by a Saudi air force pilot. The pilot, stationed at an American naval air base for training, killed three Americans, and the attack is now being investigated as an act of terrorism.

The president's response was oddly — even offensively — muted.

"They are devastated in Saudi Arabia," Trump told reporters Saturday. "And the king will be involved in taking care of families and loved ones. He feels very strongly. He's very, very devastated by what happened and what took place."

TheNew York Timescalled out what Trump failed to promise: "What was missing was any assurance that the Saudis would aid in the investigation, help identify the suspect's motives, or answer the many questions about the vetting process for a coveted slot at one of the country's premier schools for training

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/trump-s-shameful-deference-to-saudi-arabia/ar-BBXYhrC?ocid=msn360

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 09:09 PM

1. And just think

our Strong Alliance with Saudi Arabia started all those years ago with the gift of one of FDR's old wheelchairs to the King.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 09:15 PM

2. I'll never understand this.

In Trump’s case, we probably only know about the iceberg’s tip.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 01:39 PM

3. Q: Who was still allowed to fly in airplanes in the immediate aftermath of 9/11?

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