President Trump broke his silence on the case on the Washington Post contributor who has turned up missing in Saudi Arabia.
The journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, disappeared after entering Saudi Arabia’s consulate. His fiancée waited outside for him and claims he did not ever come out of the consulate. Saudi officials deny such claims and say he did, in fact, leave.
Trump, in a clip of from 60-minutes admits that the Saudi’s could be behind the journalists disappearance. He said, “Could it be them? Yes.”
He then warned there will be “severe punishment” if it’s discovered that Saudi Arabia is behind the disappearance of Khashoggi.
Trump didn’t say exactly what kind of punishment would be enforced, but said, “I’ll tell you what I don’t want to do. I don’t want to hurt jobs. I don’t want to lose an order like that. And you know what, there are other ways of punishing.”
The President then said why there is so much at stake in this particular case with the Saudi’s.
Trump said, “There’s a lot at stake. And, maybe especially so because this man was a reporter. There’s something, you’ll be surprised to hear me say that, there’s something really terrible and disgusting about that if that was the case.” Video Below