Oct 16, 2018
POTUS and Saudi Arabia

While the Morning Joe panel talks about President Donald Trump being unwilling to hold Saudi Arabia responsible for the disappearance of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, following reports that indicate Saudi Arabia is prepared to admit that Khashoggi was killed during an interrogation that went wrong, veteran columnist Mike Barnicle explains: “This story also has to do with the $110 billion arms sales to Saudi Arabia—clearly more of a priority to the president of the United States than the national integrity of the United States’ foreign policy. Mike Pompeo, he’s in Saudi Arabia today. He’s going to meet with King Salman and with his son, the crown prince, MBS. And here’s what he’s going to do, this is an age-old story: He’s there to make their story a bit better for when it finally comes out. And it will be a rendition gone awry. That they ended up killing the guy, and they’re going to get away with it, too. They are going to get away with it.” Listen to more here.