Oct 19, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump finds Saudi explanation on Khashoggi death "credible"

President Donald Trump. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Speaking at a round table in Arizona, President Trump called the Saudi attorney general's statement regarding Jamal Khashoggi a "great first step" and believes it to be credible.

The details: "It’s a big step. It’s a lot of people involved," he said. Trump also told reporters that Saudi Arabia has been a great ally, and the death of Khashoggi was a “horrible event” that has not gone “unnoticed.” He said he plans on talking to the Saudi officials and praised them for a speedy investigation.

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