By ann summers
Trump knows from cover-ups. Because “fudged” interviews, “enemies of the state”, and SCOTUS nominees, Sideshow Ed should have run this assassination.
“They had a very bad original concept. It was carried out poorly and the cover-up was one of the worst cover-ups in the history of cover-ups. Very simple. Bad deal, should have never been thought of. Somebody really messed up.” (Trump)
WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday condemned Saudi Arabia’s account of the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi as “the worst cover-up ever,” and his administration warned for the first time that it would impose human rights sanctions on those who took part in the plot.
Mr. Trump’s latest criticism, and the threat of sanctions delivered by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, highlighted the mounting pressure on the White House after Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, described the killing of Mr. Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as a premeditated and “savage” murder.
Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office, Mr. Trump said, “They had a very bad original concept, it was carried out poorly, and the cover-up was one of the worst in the history of cover-ups.”
“Whoever thought of that idea, I think, is in big trouble, and they should be in big trouble,” he said of the operation inside the Saudi Consulate, during which, Turkish officials say, Mr. Khashoggi was killed and his body dismembered with a bone saw.
Note that he did not say the crime was bad – just the coverup was bad.
I interpreted the “cover-up was one of the worst” to mean that the cover-up artists were no damn good and their stories fell apart even as they spoke them.
That is true. The stories told by the Saudis are changing in a continuous stream of lies.
tRUmp did not condemn the crime itself, which a person of his office should have done. He has no compassion. I do not believe he cares about the crime, just the coverup.