Trump calls the Saudi crown prince a & # 39; friend of mine & # 39; while avoiding the question about Khashoggi murder of joint meeting and royal congratulation because he & # 39; terror & # 39; has ceased
- Trump met Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman
- When asked about the murder of Jama Khashoggi, Trump said: & # 39; Thank you & # 39;
- The CIA reportedly concluded that the crown prince led the murder
- Trump said he had a & # 39; great relationship & # 39; has with MBS
- He thanked the Saudi kingdom for fighting terror
- He said she and others supported terror in the past but now & # 39; exactly the opposite direction & # 39; used to go
President Donald Trump avoided a question about Jamal Khashoggi during a meeting with Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, whom he & # 39; my friend & # 39; called.
The president was twice asked about the murdered Saudi Washington Post columnist at a sit-down meeting with the crown prince – their first formal meeting since the murder.
When reporters asked if he had anything to say about it, Trump replied with a simple & # 39; thank you & # 39 ;. In one case he answered another question about China instead.
President Donald Trump described the crown prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia as a & # 39; good friend & # 39; in a joint meeting on Saturday
Trump also spoke warmly about Prince Mohammed, who also maintained ties with Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, who was in the room for the meeting in Osaka on the G20 Saturday.
He called Mohammed a & # 39; friend of mine & # 39; and someone & # 39; who really did things & # 39 ;. He described reforms in the kingdom, such as allowing women to drive cars. & # 39; It is really a very positive revolution & # 39 ;, Trump said.
& # 39; I want to congratulate you. You really did a spectacular job. & # 39;
& # 39; As you know, Saudi Arabia is a major buyer of AM products and especially US military equipment. We make by far the best in the world. We appreciate that they do, & said Trump.
Trump called the crown prince a & # 39; friend & # 39; during a meeting on Saturday
The president pointed to purchases of Saudi American soldiers and welcomed internal reforms
According to reports, the CIA concluded that Mohammed ordered the Khashoggi murder. Khashoggi was a critic of the ruling royal family
Saudi Arabia & # 39; s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman laughs as Russia's Vladimir Putin raises his eyebrows during a chat at the general assembly
Trump also spoke about his & # 39; very good friendship & # 39; with China & # 39; s president Xi Jinping.
& # 39; As I have with Mohammed, & # 39; said Trump. & # 39; We have a great relationship and that is very important. It is about relationship, otherwise you will end up in very bad wars and many problems. Relationship is very important, & # 39; Trump said.
MBS spoke to Trump and said: & We are trying to do our best for our country, Saudi Arabia. It is a long journey. Believe me, my people Saudi people have done a lot in recent years and we need to do more, & he said.
The CIA has concluded that the Crown Prince has ordered the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashogg
Trump acknowledged the support of the kingdom for terrorist groups in the past, but said it had stopped. Although he did not mention the September 11 attacks, 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis – which prompted the Bush administration to demand immediate repression in the aftermath of September 11.
& # 39; Almost at the top of the list is probably at the top of the list your fight against terror & # 39 ;, Trump said.
& # 39; For a long time there were questions about whether Saudi Arabia and other countries would sponsor terror. I know that when you not only speak to you and your father, the king, an enormous effort has been made to go exactly the other way, & said Trump.
& # 39; So all the money spent for groups that we don't like is not good, you quit and I appreciate that very much, & # 39; said Trump.
& # 39; We have followed it carefully, we have studied it carefully and you have stopped. Trump said he appreciates it and & # 39; the world really appreciates it & # 39 ;.
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