October 16, 2018 / 10:14 PM / a month ago

Trump defends Saudi Arabia from criticisms in journalist case: AP

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at an event marking the 6-month anniversary of the package of changes to the tax code he signed into law, at the White House in Washington, U.S. June 29, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended Saudi Arabia from what he characterized as efforts to condemn Riyadh over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi before all the facts were known, telling the Associated Press in an interview it was a case of “guilty until proven innocent.”

AP posted the comment on Twitter. No further details were immediately available.

Reporting by Makini Brice and Tim Ahmann; Editing by Eric Beech

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