The Trump era is full of cruelty without consequence


#TIA – This may be but one man’s opinion but it’s comprehensive enough to prompt others to think about it as well.

“Whatever the eventual consequences of the Saudi Arabian regime’s suspected murder of Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, President Trump’s initial response indicated much about the priorities of his “America First” foreign policy. His instincts were commercial and transactional — he voiced a concern that the United States might lose defense contracts in a confrontation with the Saudi government. “I don’t like stopping massive amounts of money that’s being poured into our country,” he said. Trump’s reaction was nativist, as he pointed out that “Khashoggi is not a United States citizen.” And after consulting with the Saudi king, the president seemed determined to provide an alibi, raising the prospect of “rogue killers,” which brought back memories of the O.J. Simpson murder trial.”

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