During an interview with Fox News that aired Sunday night, President Trump said he will not listen to the tape recording of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Trump says he doesn't want to hear the tape of Jamal Khashoggi's murder.
TRUMP: "I don't want to hear the tape. No reason for me to hear the tape."
Q: "Why don't you want to hear it, sir?"
TRUMP: "It's a suffering tape. It's a terrible tape. I've been fully briefed on it." pic.twitter.com/oiBbrePBC0
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 18, 2018
Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist living in the United States, was killed last month inside the Saudi embassy in Istanbul. The Turkish government has supplied the audio, Trump told Chris Wallace, adding that listening to it won't change how he decides to respond. It's a "suffering tape, it's a terrible tape," Trump said. "I've been fully briefed on it, there's no reason for me to hear it. I know everything that went on in the tape without having to hear it."
U.S. intelligence has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing, which he denies. Khashoggi had been critical of the Saudi government, but also supported some of its policies. Trump told reporters on Saturday that a full report will be published by Tuesday, including the answer to "who did it." On Fox News, Trump said Saudi Arabia is "an ally, and I want to stick with an ally that in many ways has been very good." Catherine Garcia