Scarborough on Khashoggi: ‘This Isn’t About Human Rights; This Is About Trump Organization Money’
SCARBOROUGH: "That’s supposed to be the great news. 'We were just going to lure Khashoggi in. We were going to interrogate him and take him back to Saudi Arabia and imprison him.' But right now, the Saudis and Donald Trump find themselves in a position where they’re desperate to keep investment going into Saudi Arabia. Donald Trump is desperate to do whatever he can to basically play P.R. man for the Saudis, just like he wanted to play P.R. man for Putin. Again, he started on this show back in December of 2015 apologizing, Mike Barnicle, for Vladimir Putin being a murderer of journalists and being a murderer of political adversaries. I’m sorry, there is no other explanation than Donald Trump makes a lot of money, as he bragged to people during the campaign, he makes a lot of money from the Saudis and he doesn’t want to upset them. Just like the Russians poured a lot of money into Donald Trump and the Trump Organization’s coffers over the past decade or so. They don't want to offend them. This isn’t about foreign policy. This isn't about diplomacy. This isn’t about human rights. This is about Trump Organization money."