Following an attack on Saudi Arabia's oil supply, President Donald Trump's submission to the country was on full display yet again.
This time, the President tweeted that the United States was "locked and loaded" and awaiting instructions from Saudi Arabia.
Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Trump administration has declared Iran responsible.
Trump's "locked and loaded" tweet concerned many who were trepidatious about the United States beginning another conflict in the Middle East on Saudi Arabia's behalf. Trump attempted to defend the position while speaking with reporters in the Oval Office.
The comments came immediately after Trump insisted that Saudi Arabia would "be very much involved in paying for" US troops' assistance in a military conflict.
“Saudi Arabia pays cash.” https://t.co/0F0bX64qiY— Resistbot (@Resistbot)1568670598.0
Trump praised Saudi Arabia as an ally, despite Saudi leaders hacking Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi to pieces with a bone saw last year, with virtually no rebuke from the White House.
"The Saudis are going to have a lot of involvement in this if we decide to do something...and that includes payment and they understand that fully...Saudi Arabia pays cash. They've helped us out from the standpoint of jobs and all of the other things."
It's no doubt that Saudi Arabia has personally enriched Donald Trump. In 2001, Trump sold the entire 45th floor of Trump World Tower to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Money was also the reason Trump defended the White House's inaction in the wake of Jamal Khashoggi's murder, with Trump saying: “I don't like stopping an investment of $110 billion in the United States.” Trump was referring to an arms deal between the Saudis and the U.S. In reality, the deal made nowhere near that much.
People, sadly, aren't surprised that money continues to be the deciding factor for Trump, even if his desire for more of it upends American foreign policy. What did surprise people was a U.S. President's willingness to put the troops up for rent.
The festering orange pustule seems to think that the U.S. Armed Forces are his own personal group of mercenaries th… https://t.co/cwAiVrvUvg— Dan J (@Dan J)1568677405.0
@MichaelCBender So basically he’s saying the US can be bought to go to war.— WakeUpAmerica (@WakeUpAmerica)1568685751.0
Trump is expected to take a course of action as soon as he gets instructions from Saudi Arabia.
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