Trump’s loyalty to bin Salman even though ‘maybe he did, maybe he didn’t’ shows the depths of his nihilism

25th November, 2018

In early October, Donald Trump made a particular boast at one of his rallies: he told supporters he had recently reminded the ageing Saudi king Salman that he and his dynasty wouldn’t last two weeks were it not for American support.

If his report of that conversation is true (and that is uncertain, given Trump’s penchant for invention and exaggeration), Trump was reminding the monarch that the US was propping up the House...

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