In Arizona last night, President Trump called Saudi Arabia’s explanation of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death a “good first step” and said he would work with Congress on a U.S. response, the AP reports.
Asked if he thought the explanation was credible, Trump said: “I do. I do.”
Meanwhile, a “well-wired Republican” texts Mike Allen the reason Trump is buying the Saudis’ story: “Constraining Iran is the priority and Saudi is a critical ally in that effort. That ‘trumps’ the horrible human rights violation.”