Axios has a timeline of Comrade Stupid’s attempt to justify defending Crown Prince Bone Saw (enigmatic embolding is THEIRS):
The Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale points out:
On March 20, during the Crown Prince’s visit, Trump claimed the Saudi purchases of U.S. weapons he arranged would generate “over 40,000 jobs in the United States.”
Last Saturday, Oct. 13, when Trump was asked if he’s considering punishing Saudi Arabia for murdering Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, Trump mentioned the same arms deal as the reason he was reluctant to stop the arms sales. That time, he said the deal created 450,000 jobs.
On Wednesday, Oct. 17, during a Fox Business interview, Trump inflated the statistic to 500,000 jobs.
On Friday, at lunchtime during a water rights memorandum signing, Trump increased the jobs number to 600,000.
A few hours later, on Friday evening at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, Trump said the deal was worth 600,000 jobs for the military but “over a million jobs” in total.
So, you see what a good prznint he is? He’s single handedly increased the number of jobs from selling guns to (Bone) Sawdi-Arabia from 40,000 to over a million in just a matter of months, and doubled the number just in 3 days!
(So I guess if the Saudis want to murder more WaPo journalists it would be fine with him…?)