“It’s a shame, but it is what it is.”

Nope, no, not in America. 100% unacceptable. This is not who we are. We don't watch a Washington Post journalist get assassinated and dismembered and say "it is what it is."

NO. https://t.co/bDRSEpfYKB

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) November 20, 2018

Trump’s defense of Khashoggi’s Saudi murderers will stain him (and America) forever https://t.co/g0UToDJMFG

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) November 21, 2018


Categorically Untrue Statement

This is, without a doubt, the most uninformed, imbecilic, toady, poorly-written, categorically untrue statement I have ever seen from a president of the United States. A complete disgrace. https://t.co/9eqoWFeroX

— Joe Cirincione (@Cirincione) November 20, 2018

 Later the US Senate got closer to the truth. From the Congressional Record:

Trump doesn't trust the press, but believed Mohammad bin Salman. Weird.

From the Senate:
(Senate – December 13, 2018)
Text available as: TXT, PDFhttps://t.co/0nkvohYEyq pic.twitter.com/Tz7cl006l8

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) December 16, 2018

Saudi National Security Apparatus Is Bearing the Brunt of the Blame for Killing

It's clear from the Saudi report their national security apparatus is bearing the brunt of the blame for killing #Khashoggi. Remains to be seen whether intel officers are solely responsible or being scapegoated. The evolving narrative makes everything they say hard to believe. pic.twitter.com/H7TMXWcYBf

— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) October 21, 2018

The Crown Prince Totally Denied Any Knowledge

Trump says the crown prince told him “maybe five different times” and “as recently as a few days ago” that he had nothing to do with the #Kashoggi killing.

Believe women? No.
Believe scientists? No.
Believe the FBI? No.
Believe authoritarians? Of course! https://t.co/tVAg3cw7Jz

— Nick Knudsen 🇺🇸 (@DemWrite) November 19, 2018


“I would love if he wasn’t responsible,” Trump said of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. To Trump, MBS is “a strong person, he has very good control.”https://t.co/2tXfPSoOKK

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) November 20, 2018


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