Donald Trump’s CIA, led by his hand-picked Director, longtime CIA operative Gina Haspel, says that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) ordered the October 2 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Doesn’t bother our Hypocrite-in-Chief, who continues to tell his ignorant but proud of it base that he is the staunchest advocate ever of American exceptionalism (watered down into the simpler MAGA).
Yesterday, amid calls from within his own Republican Party to call out MbS as an outright assassin, Trump let the world know that he’s standing by his man.
“Gina Haspel is — and this is not fake news,” Trump just told associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones, “my CIA Director, but she’s only a woman, and when I sent her to Istanbul to have a friendly chat with Recep Tayyip Erdogan — whom I greatly admire for his strong
leadership — and his intelligence chief, Hakan Fidan — about this Khashoggi thing — she had the gall to come back and finger the Crown Prince for Khashoggi’s murder.”
“I need somebody in the CIA that only does what I want to be done, and that’s not too hard at all to figure out.”
“So I’m firing Gina and sending her to Riyadh, not as my ambassador, but to sit at the Crown Prince’s feet so she can do whatever he tells her to, and while she’s there, he can tell her how radical Islamic terorrism really works, since he’s so good at it."
“And to replace disloyal Gina, I’m telling Mitch and his friends in the Senate to confirm my choice to replace her: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.”
“The Crown Prince knows how to get things done. He’ll be instructing Gina over there in Riyadh while Mitch is taking way too long to get him confirmed, but once Mitch takes care of that for me, the Crown Prince will be just fantastic at Langley, only I may want to put him right here in my White House, with his office next to Ivanka’s — ‘cause somebody’s gotta tell Ivanka how not to use her emails."
When Jones told famed author Michael D’Antonio, author of Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success, about all this, D’Antonio just smiled.
“Johanna,” D’Antonio said, “haven’t you read what I just posted yesterday about how fragile Trump is? Evidently you haven’t read it.”
D’Antonio’s post is at https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/20/opinions/trump-is-our-fragile-president-dantonio/index.html.