After Trump's "reality show/ traditional turkey-pardoning gig" at the White House yesterday, he added a new twist to the ceremony.
He pardoned another turkey:
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Despite the fact that our CIA and other intelligence experts have told Trump bin Salman was behind the murder of Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi, he flat-out refused to do anything about it.
Trump gave him a free pass for economic and personal reasons. It's no secret Trump's son in law Jared Kushner and bin Salman are "buddies," and have grand financial plans for the future.
Republican Senator Rand Paul, normally a compliant Trump minion, told the press (after hearing Trump reaffirm no more actions were going to be taken against bin Salman) had this to say:
"I'm pretty sure that after hearing this statement it's Saudi Arabia First, Not America First."
Even recent Trump convert, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said there's enough bipartisan support to sanction those involved and the royal family.
Republican Sen. Corker: "I never thought I'd see the day a White House would moonlight as a public relations firm for the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia."
Republican Sen.Jeff Flake: "Great allies don't lure their citizens into a trap, and then have them killed."
The new Democratic House is not going to let this matter slid by, according to Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
Once again Trump has conceded all he moral authority that America once enjoyed among the nations of the world.
His love of murderous strongmen has been reaffirmed by not taking any meaningful action to punish the rogue Kingdom's young leader.
Now, it's up to Congress to restore our reputation.
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Time for me to walk on down the road....