Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates to end their blockade of Qatar on Friday. He then went over to the Rose Garden at the White House, where President Donald Trump completely contradicted his messaging, choosing to lambast Qatar for funding terrorists.
Qatar has “historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level,” Trump told reporters. “They have to end that funding and its extremist ideology in terms of funding. I want to call in all other nations to stop immediately. I won’t name other countries.”
Tillerson was sitting in the front row.
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Saturday, June 10, 2017
Willa Frej reports at The Huffington Post:
Posted by Pitney at 11:19 AM
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