READ: Washington Post Publisher Fred Ryan Writes: ‘President Trump Is Correct in Saying the World Is a Very Dangerous Place. His Surrender to This State-Ordered Murder Will Only Make It More So’


“If we abandon Saudi it would be a terrible mistake,” Trump later told reporters. He added he was “not going to destroy the economy of our country” by potentially disrupting the flow of oil from the Middle Eastern kingdom.

Trump also cited the alleged $450 billion worth of Saudi money he claims is necessary to keep our economy chugging along. ”

After my heavily negotiated trip to Saudi Arabia last year,” Trump said, “the Kingdom agreed to spend and invest $450 billion in the United States.”

Trump has repeated this “pants on fire” lie innumerable times since Khashoggi’s disappearance.

“It’s a very simple equation for me,” Trump gloated. “I’m about make America great again and I’m about America first.”

Ryan was having none of it.

“In this failure of leadership from President Trump,” Ryan concludes, “it now falls to Congress to stand up for America’s true values and lasting interests.”

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