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Trump Shocks Critics Backing Saudis' Story on Khashoggi Murder

Pulitzer Center Executive Editor Indira Lakshman speaks President Trump's use of the term "Fake News." Screenshot from a Washington Post video stream. United States, 2018.

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Image courtesy of MSNBC's The 11th Hour with Brian Williams.
Image courtesy of MSNBC's The 11th Hour with Brian Williams.

President Trump shocked critics after releasing a statement on Tuesday, November 19, that dismissed findings by the CIA around the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. "We may never know all of the facts surrounding the murder," or who was behind it, the president said. The CIA's conclusion that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing has been widely reported, including by NBC News.

On Tuesday, Pulitzer Center Executive Editor Indira Lakshmanan joined Brian Williams and Jeremy Bash on The 11th Hour to discuss Trump's statement on the killings, and his claim that cooling of U.S.-Saudi relations puts American jobs at risk.

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