UPDATED 7:58 PM PT — Fri. Oct. 12, 2018
President Trump says he’s going to talk to the Saudi king and question him over the suspicious circumstances, as details continue to emerge about the Saudi journalist’s suspected death.
The president noted no one knows the exact details of the situation and described it as a potentially really terrible situation.
“Well we’re going to find out what happened with respect to the terrible situation in Turkey having to do with Saudi Arabia and their reporter,” said the president. And nobody knows quite yet, nobody has been able to put it all together. People are starting to form ideas and as they’re formed, we’ll let you know. But it certainly is a terrible thing.”
President Trump also commented on Saudi Arabia’s human rights abuses, saying the records of many countries including Iran and Syria, have been overlooked for a long time, but that’s going to change under his administration.