Trump vows ‘severe punishment’ if Saudi Arabia killed journalist | TheHill
The president also was hesitant to draw a link between the Khashoggi controversy and a $110 billion arms deal with Riyadh.
“Everybody in the world wanted that order,” he said of the arms deal. “Russia wanted it, China wanted it, we wanted it. We got it … I don’t want to hurt jobs, I don’t want to lose an order like that. There are other ways of punishing.”