Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance
isn't just a diplomatic crisis for the US.
It puts President Trump
in a delicate position.
In the days since
the president has tried to
walk a fine line
between vowing punishment and
preserving the US-Saudi relationship.
Today, the president also tweeted
“For the record, I have no financial
interests in Saudi Arabia.”
But just three years ago, he said this.
Saudi Arabia, and I get along great
with all of them.
They buy apartments from me.
They spend $40 million, $50 million.
Am I supposed to dislike them?
I like them very much.
And since he was elected,
the Saudis have spent lavishly
at Trump properties,
including dropping nearly $270,000
at the president's Washington hotel
near the White House.