Biden Fist bumping with a killer?

Joe Biden’s excellent Saudi Arabia summer trip

With a fist bump to prove it?

Scott Bixby in the DAILY BEAST summarizes it this way: With a rap of his knuckles, President Joe Biden broke one of the most straightforward promises that he made on the presidential campaign trail: to make the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia a “pariah” over the state-coordinated assassination of a journalist in 2018.

Many beyond the media took notice, with the fist bump image going “virtual” as some would misspell, ‘viral’ as it really should be.

“God love you—what a silly question,” Biden said in response to a reporter’s question about whether he could guarantee that Saudi Arabia wouldn’t target another critic in the future. 

“How could I possibly be sure of anything?”

Biden’s decision on Friday to fist-bump with Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince and de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia who U.S. intelligence agencies believe personally ordered the murder and dismemberment of Jamal Khashoggi, outraged critics of the regime, from Khashoggi’s family to his former employer.

 BUT alas! The President said he talked about murder..

“With the respect to the murder of Khashoggi, I raised it at the top of the meeting, making it clear what I thought of it at the time, and what I think of it now,” the president said. “I made my view crystal clear. I said very straightforwardly, for an American president. To be silent on the issue of human rights is inconsistent or inconsistent with who we are and who I am.”

The Washington POST has slammed Biden over the fist..

And … Saudi Security ‘Grabbed’ NBC’s Peter Alexander as He Shouted To MBS About Apologizing for Khashoggi Murder

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