Trump denies personal financial ties with Saudi Arabia

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied having any personal financial interest in Saudi Arabia as his relationship with the country comes under scrutiny amid the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

“For the record, I have no financial interests in Saudi Arabia (or Russia, for that matter). Any suggestion that I have is just more FAKE NEWS (of which there is plenty)!” the president tweeted.

Trump had said Monday that Saudi King Salman “firmly denied any knowledge of” Khashoggi’s disappearance in a call to Trump, which the president quickly relayed to reporters.

Khashoggi, a vocal critic of the Saudi royal family who had been living in exile in the United States, was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.

The president has alleged that “rogue killers” could be responsible for Khashoggi’s disappearance — a remark that critics seized on as evidence that Trump was parroting Saudi leaders’ narrative.

The president’s tweet on Tuesday came after several reports detailed Trump’s relationship with a number of Saudi businessmen and officials over the years.

More recently, a lobbying firm for Saudi Arabia paid Trump International Hotel in Washington more than $270,000 between October 2016 and March 2017 for lodging and catering.

source: politico.com

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16 COMMENTS

  1. I Know Damn Well Potus Trump Has No Ties To Saudi Arabia, What I Do Know Is Hillary Clinton Did Have Ties To Saudi Arabia, She Took Money From The Saudi’s During The 2016 Election, That Would Be Foreign Interference In Our Election, But That Sleazy Communist Bitch Is Still Out There Spewing Hate…

  2. Trump doesn’t worry about $ – he donates his salary to vet programs etc. He just got sick of watching his country go to chit , and figured he’d made all the $ he’d ever need = why not put his wisdom to M.A.G.A. He’s shown all detractors & ‘great wizards of smart’ how lame they actually are.

  3. The media will try anything to denigrate the President. The Trump organization is a money making entity run by his children and 10,000 employees. The President has turned over the management to his two sons and is not involved.

  4. He’s 100% correct, corporations of which he may have an interest in may do business with Saudi Arabia but so does the US. It’s not a crime and unfortunately we are not the earth’s Police Dept, so the reporter who is missing in Turkey is really none of our business.

  5. Before you want to nail Mr Trump . Why do you not look in to the crooked dealings of Mr Vice President And his son, they took a flight at our expense to China. And made one hell of a deal with the China man in charge. And with the blessing of the snotboy Oblame With his open Presidentcy. ( What a frigging Joke) And you let them get away with it Again . Whats the matter to chicken. Or you try to nail Mr Trump /.With us it is no frigging way that;s going nowhere ,to us and we are stronger than you think then the louzy lying media They have made a big mistake, we are putting them out of business They need to get some honesty or we will hit .
    But I think, you can not fix stupid They are brain washed Puppits . What a sick life they must have .

  6. Yes trump has his fingers in Saudi Arabia…The come over and have bought a Hotel from him and stays in his hotel when they are here….With the price of suites jacked up a few thousand dollars a night…He collects the monies off the hotel, even tho he as president was suppose to put it in a trust…Like everything else, he keeps tight no income tax returns, and all you in the government turn a blind eye to him…You republican are now getting blame that he is going to loose seats…IT IS ALL YOUR FALULT…KEEP KISSING HIS ASS….

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