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President Trump, speaking with reporters en route to Texas Monday, said that he is "not satisfied” with Saudi Arabia’s explanation for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, adding that he won’t accept the kingdom's request for a full month to complete their investigation. "That’s a long time," Trump said.

Why it matters: President Trump has been hit with criticism for how he's responded to Khashoggi's death. And while Trump said today that he's "not satisfied" with the Saudi's handling of the situation, he also said that he doesn't "want to lose all of the investment that's being made in our country. I don't want to lose a million jobs." He added that the U.S. "has a great group of people" in both Saudi Arabia and Turkey looking for more concrete answers, and that "we're going to know a lot more over the next two days about the Saudi situation."

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