Farkas: ‘Trump Is Bending over Backwards’ to’Ignore the Facts’ the Saudi Prince Ordered Khashoggi Killing
FARKAS: "The relationship is that President Trump is bending over backwards trying very hard to ignore the facts which are that the Saudi Arabian government, that the Crown Prince ordered the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist who has a green card and resides in Virginia — or did reside in Virginia in the United States. It’s inconvenient for President Trump right now because his entire Middle East plan, which we don’t even know what that is, but his Middle East policy hinges on the relationship between Jared Kushner and the Crown Prince. The problem is that Turkey is led by President Erdogan who does not like the Crown Prince at all, and there’s a historical rivalry between Turkey and Saudi Arabia for leadership in the Muslim community, global community. So, essentially what’s happening is that the Turks are pressing very hard. And they will do everything they can to try to get the Crown Prince removed from the line of succession. And all the way up to maybe even releasing the tapes that are now secret. Frankly speaking, I don't want to hear those tapes. But they are trying to force our President to admit that the Crown Prince was responsible and take a harder line."