I don’t care about White House press statements. I rarely read them. But this one, clearly written by Donald John Trump, today stood out to me.
Set aside the content of the message for a minute and look at the quality of the writing. It’s fucking horrid.
The lede is: The world is a very dangerous place!
What a pile of worthless claptrap and it ends with a fucking exclamation point.
Trump has an Ivy League education and writes like someone completely uninterested in the written word. And there’s no doubt he wrote this himself.
The message Trump is sending with this statement is grotesque.
Trump is saying that the brutal assassination of one of our journalists – Jamal Khashoggi – is just what happens to terrorists.
Representatives of Saudi Arabia say that Jamal Khashoggi was an “enemy of the state” and a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, but my decision is in no way based on that – this is an unacceptable and horrible crime. King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman vigorously deny any knowledge of the planning or execution of the murder of Mr. Khashoggi. Our intelligence agencies continue to assess all information, but it could very well be that the Crown Prince had knowledge of this tragic event – maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!
See, the Washington Post journalist was just another filthy terrorist who got what he deserves in this very dangerous world.
This “analysis” by Trump directly contradicts what our own CIA says happened. The CIA is certain that Saudi Arabia assassinated Khashoggi because of his work as a journalist.
But really, Trump doesn’t care about journalists getting assassinated. It won’t be long before Trump will be killing journalists here.