On Tuesday, Representative Chris Stewart of Utah defended U.S. President Donald Trump's response to the brutal murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2. Following the Washington Post columnist's disappearance, after he had arrived at the consulate for an appointment, fingers were immediately pointed from around the globe at Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. That is, from everyone but Trump.
While some have been harshly criticizing Trump for his refusal to condemn the de facto leader of the Middle Eastern country, there are those who have come out in support of his stance. As reported by CNN Politics, Stewart is one of them.
"We have to have a relationship with some players we don't agree with," he explained.
"Journalists disappear all over the country."