Trump 2020 adviser on Fox Business: Saudi Arabia's behavior on the international stage is "exactly what we want in an ally"

Trump 2020 adviser on Fox Business: Saudi Arabia's behavior on the international stage is "exactly what we want in an ally"

Host Stuart Varney: "Fascinating."

Video ››› ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF

From the November 29 edition of Fox Business' Varney & Co.:

Loading the player reg...

JEFF BALLABON (TRUMP 2020 ADVISER): If we look right now at the global stage, forget about the [assassination of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi] that's captured everyone's attention, which is certainly noteworthy and newsworthy. But, right now, the Saudis are prosecuting a war in Yemen that we have a direct interest in, and we don't want to be prosecuting that war. And so, right now, the Saudis are behaving not like a similar culture, but like allies that we need to have. They are purchasing American military equipment at huge amounts, they're using their troops to prosecute a war, it's not American troops anymore, and they're keeping their oil prices low, which hurts them, but it hurts Iran more, and it helps us. So, the truth is, it's exactly what we want in ally, and that realpolitik is helping us. 

STUART VARNEY (HOST): Fascinating

Previously:

Fox Business keeps casting doubt on Saudi Arabia’s involvement in Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance

Fox host on Trump defending Saudis after Khashoggi assassination: "The president doesn't have any choice"

Trump 2020 adviser claims on Fox Business that there was "massive attempted voter fraud on the Democratic side" in Florida

Posted In
National Security & Foreign Policy, International Conflicts
Network/Outlet
Fox Business
Person
Stuart Varney
Show/Publication
Varney & Co.
We've changed our commenting system to Disqus.
Instructions for signing up and claiming your comment history are located here.
Updated rules for commenting are here.