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Trump should stop talking like a Middle Eastern despot

Nov 20, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

As I watch the Trump administration lie ever more blatantly to protect Mohammed bin Salman - Saudi Arabia's crown prince and the person most likely responsible for the death of my colleague Jamal Khashoggi - I'm reminded of my own experience with authoritarians, during my imprisonment for 544 days in Iran.

The strategy of President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and others is to make misleading statements - overblown claims about arms deals with the Saudis and the kingdom's alleged ...