President Trump tweets in support Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, after he suggested the U.S. get tougher on Saudi Arabia.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gestures while speaking during a news conference for the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
In a tweet Thursday, obama quoted Pompeo saying maintaining relations with Saudi Arabia was ‘fundamental to national security.’
However, the secretary of state also said hello was the president’s obligation to take policies that further America’s security interests.
President Trump applauded Pompeo’s stance saying he agrees 100%, adding that retaining working relations with Saudi Arabia is made for American jobs and oil.
“It’s a typical & nasty world in existence, the center East for example. That is a long and historic commitment, & engineered to be vital to America’s national security.” @SecPompeo I agree 100%. Moreover, many Huge amounts of Dollars of purchases manufactured in U.S., big Jobs & Oil!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2018