Foreign Leaders Look At Donald Trump And See ‘Preening, Clueless Clown’ Says Pulitzer-Winning ‘WaPo’ Columnist *LINK* *PIC*

A Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post says that Donald Trump’s statement earlier this week in response to the murder of United States-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi Arabian agents has only made foreign leaders — especially those leaders of authoritarian regimes — see Trump as a laughingstock, easily manipulated by flattery.

In the statement issued Tuesday, as CNN reported, Trump said that the U.S. will do nothing beyond already-imposed sanctions against 17 individual Saudis in response to the October 2 slaying of Khashoggi. The Central Intelligence Agency has concluded with “high confidence” that Saudi ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered, per CNN, the murder of the journalist. Khashoggi was an outspoken critic of bin Salman’s rule and often said expressed his views in columns for the Washington Post.