Trump publicly thanked #SaudiArabia
on Wednesday for plunging oil prices. However, #OPEC
, the cartel of oil-producing countries, could announce production cuts at its Dec. 6 meeting in Vienna, nudging prices upward. Many Republicans — even Sens. #LindseyGraham
, who share their views on the matter with the president — have denounced trump’s decision not to levy harsher penalties on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman #mbs
over the death and dismemberment of Jamal #Khashoggi
inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
, the Republican chairman of the influential Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Wednesday he was “astounded” by trump’s statement and likened it to a press release for Saudi Arabia. “It is a delicate situation when we have a long-term ally that we’ve had for decades, but we have a crown prince that I believe ordered the killing of a journalist,” Corker told Chattanooga TV station WTVC in his home state of Tennessee. “We don’t have a smoking gun. Everything points to the fact that he knew about it and directed it.” 🔥