— CSPAN (@cspan) November 30, 2018
The G-20 in BA was the “avoidance summit”: US, China avoided escalating their trade war; MBS avoided being shunned despite his role in Khashoggi’s murder; Putin avoided any penalty for his latest Ukraine agression. And world leaders avoided doing much of anything for the world.
— Richard N. Haass (@RichardHaass) December 2, 2018
This high-five might’ve gotten more attention if GHWB hadn’t done his beloved GOP one last fortuitous favor, but don’t worry, we’ll hear more about the Russia-Saudi bro-fest as its implications multiply. Both Putin and MBS are kleptocrats in control of third-world shitholes entirely dependent on fossil fuels for their continued survival… but to date, as far as I know, the Saudis haven’t been able to get their hands on the kind of nuclear arsenal that keeps Russia ‘relevant’. Maybe MuhammedBoneSaw’s new BFF can help him with that, now!
And to think we might’ve had an actual President in the Oval Office, instead of the current Squatter-in-Chief…
The Cheese stands alone pic.twitter.com/g9dsjhLkze
— John Lurie (@lurie_john) November 30, 2018
Saudi Arabia is saying Trump and Crown Prince MBS met at G20, but White House says Trump merely exchanged pleasantries at a leaders’ session, as he did with nearly every leader there.
“We might but we had none,” Trump told reporters of an MBS meeting, per @jeneps.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) November 30, 2018
This headline is incorrect. Trump never canceled the Putin meeting. But what he did do is play the media. https://t.co/kABvWraUb9
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 2, 2018