Conservative Amanda Carpenter said on CNN Wednesday that she was utterly baffled by President Donald Trump’s response to the potential murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
While discussing Trump’s seeming willingness to buy the Saudi crown prince’s denials that he had anything to do with Khashoggi’s death, Carpenter found herself flabbergasted that Trump seemed more empathetic to the Saudi government than toward the man who may have been killed at their hands.
“His lens on this is completely wrong,” she said. “I think what is most concerning about his comments is he wants to shift away the blame. He’s not focused on the right questions: Where is Jamal? What happened to him?”
She then said that the president showed a disturbing lack of empathy for the missing journalist’s family.
“Why, when he talks about this issue, does he not express one iota of concern for the family, for the sons who lost their father? He doesn’t seem to have that empathetic approach and that’s so bizarre to me.”
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