During the G-20 summit in Argentina, Russian President Vladimir Putin high-fives Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who most of the world has castigated after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “Astounding,” said CNN.
The two “enjoyed a hearty laugh and enthusiastically clasped hands,” as NBC News reported.
“You would be happy too if you just got away with murder,” wrote Aaron Blake of The Washington Post, as he offered his caption.
President Trump, who’s been publicly skeptical about the CIA’s findings, walked by the “chummy pair without appearing to acknowledge them,” according to the AP.
Meanwhile — on the KVMR News Hour, our “community” radio station — extreme right commentator George Rebane offered his own astounding opinion on the Khashoggi murder: “So, despite the public gnashing of teeth and rending of garment by Trump’s political opponents, everyone understands that this is the correct way to end the affair. … Losing the order for shipping the Saudis our fancy armaments and other things so that they will remain our ally in the region, trumps all other factors in this case.”
Well I guess George “Raghead” Rebane’s astonishing comments on KVMR, of all places, would also have earned him a high-five from Putin! I wonder if that would have filled him with pride.