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President Donald Trump drew considerable heat over statements he made regarding the role of the United States military in protecting Saudi Arabia. United States military presence in Saudi Arabia was largely removed in 2003 at the request of the Saudi government and US built and maintained Prince Sultan Air Base turned over to the Saudis.

Only training units—deployed to train Saudi personnel on United States military technology—remained in the country at the Saudi government's Eskan Village base. However in July 2019, military news sources reported that in June the military begun deploying hundreds of United States personnel and support equipment back to the Prince Sultan Air Base, now owned and controlled by the Saudi government.

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Conservative historian Tom Nichols decided there are worse things than a progressive Democrat in the White House: President Donald Trump.

In an OP-ed piece for USA Today, Nichols spelled out his view in explicit detail.

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President Donald Trump expressed doubt regarding the Central Intelligence Agency's conclusion that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the brutal killing of Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi. The statement led to national outcry, with Americans everywhere decrying Trump for being soft on Saudi Arabia, indicating with inaction just how little the sanctity of a free press means to him.

While many lawmakers on both sides of the aisle expressed reactions ranging from dismay to disgust, most of the criticisms were restrained—except for one.

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