Trump a reluctant critic of Saudi Arabia despite pressure to act

U.S. President Donald Trump reacts during a rally with supporters at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona, U.S. October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Six days after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared, U.S. President Donald Trump tried to play down the crisis, saying “hopefully that will sort itself out”. It did not, and on Oct. 10, amid a growing outcry, Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and national security adviser John Bolton pressed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin […]

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