Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi will not travel to the White House and meet with Donald Trump.
“The statements Trump made in the first days around his invite and the statements he made afterward opposed each other. They were simply statements to gain public sympathy,” Cengiz said while being interviewed by pro-government Turkish channel Haber Turk.
The statement was released less than one week after Cengiz initially said she would consider a White House visit but only if Trump “makes a genuine contribution to the efforts to reveal what happened inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul that day, I will consider accepting his invitation.”
Cengiz told Haber Turk the United States government would have to form a conscience before she would even consider making the trip following the brutal murder of her future husband.
President Trump was quick to point fingers at a “rogue” element inside the Saudi government. It was later revealed that the killing was a premeditated murder.
Despite demands from various groups, President Trump has refused to tear up an arms agreement between Saudi Arabia and the United States.
The Turkish government has demanded that Saudi Arabia’s government disclose the whereabouts of Kashoggi’s body and force his murderers to turn themselves in for trial.
It’s not only the Trump administration facing criticism from Khashoggi’s fiance she also revealed that the Suadi Arabian government has failed to call her.
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