Trump to AP: Saudi Arabia criticism makes the nation 'guilty until proven innocent'

Posted: 6:09 PM, Oct 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-16 23:09:01Z

President Donald Trump defended Saudi Arabia in an interview Tuesday, suggesting the wave of criticism the Middle Eastern kingdom has received over a missing Saudi journalist is premature.

"Here we go again with you know you're guilty until proven innocent," Trump told  The Associated Press .

The AP's report said Trump compared the accusations against Saudi Arabia, which stands accusing of killing Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, to the allegations against recently confirmed Justice Brett Kavanaugh.