'Disturbing': Reporters Hit White House for Not Disclosing Meeting With Saudi Defense Minister

September 9, 2020 0 By HearthstoneYarns

President Donald Trump came under fire Tuesday from journalists after a meeting at the White House with Saudi Arabia’s Vice Minister of Defense Khalid bin Salman on Monday was not disclosed and only discovered after the minister posted pictures from the Oval Office online. 

“A meeting with a foreign leader in the Oval Office should, at the very least, be on the public schedule with a read-out of the meeting released after it is over,” Jonathan Karl, president of the White House Correspondents Association, said in a statement. “This has been the long-standing precedent for presidents of both political parties.”

“It is disturbing to see the government of Saudi Arabia have more transparency than the White House about a meeting with the President in the Oval Office,” Karl added.

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