Our “Friends”, the Saudis

Trump has a feel for people. His “success” with Kim has been now documented. And now with the Coronavirus epidemic tanking our economy, Trumps other bosom buddy–Mohammed bin Salmon– piles on.

“Donald Trump made one of the biggest mistakes of his presidency in the spring of 2017, when he offered an unconditional embrace to the then-emerging 31-year-old ruler of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, and adopted his agenda of aggressively confronting Iran. Three years later, as Trump grapples with the greatest crisis he has faced, that choice is costing him dearly.”

“Trump’s slow and stumbling response to the novel coronavirus pandemic helped accelerate last week’s stock market dive and mounting public uncertainty. But the trouble in the markets was also turbocharged by the latest reckless moves by the Saudi crown prince. Against the advice of his own ministers, Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS, moved to flood markets with cheap Saudi oil, causing the global price to plunge and endangering the U.S. oil industry.”

Medicynical note: Like Trump the notion of working together is not in the Saudi repertoire……..or that of our demented self-absorbed president either.

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