I think when people said they wanted Trump for President because he was going to be a fighter they were thinking more “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall” kind of fight and less “I’m going to make up silly nicknames for everyone who is mean to me” kind of fighter.— Katie Carney (@kgcarney) November 22, 2018
Reporter: Who should be held accountable for [Jamal Khashoggi's murder]?— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 22, 2018
Trump: Maybe the world should be held accountable because the world is a vicious place. The world is a very vicious place. (via CBS) pic.twitter.com/M7rv9f6YCk
Josh Dawsey at WP:Asked President Trump about Khashoggi killing minutes ago. He said that Crown prince regretted the death even more than he did, that the “world” was to blame, that the CIA had not concluded that MBS was responsible and that low oil prices were a key reason not to punish Saudi.— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) November 22, 2018
In the slathered-in-gold center foyer of his Mar-a-Lago resort, Trump sat at a small table covered in a black tablecloth, holding a script as aides scurried about. An American flag stood nearby, and a crystal chandelier dangled above. Behind him, servers arranged the tables for a Thanksgiving feast.
Beneath a gold ceiling, Trump told troops representing five branches in five countries overseas about “barbed wire plus . . . the ultimate” that was blocking migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Loquacious and hopping from topic to topic, he debated the merits of steam catapults vs. electromagnetic ones for aircraft carriers and whether the United States was being treated poorly on trade. On both occasions, perplexed officers on the other end of the phone seemed to disagree with his conclusions.