Trump co-signs Saudi Arabia’s Jamal Khashoggi cover-up, late-night pundit says

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<pPresident Donald Trump<p“How does Trump always find a way to introduce random suspects into the most obvious crimes?” Noah asked on “The Daily Show” Tuesday. “No matter how good a lie sounds, I don't think people can accept it when they know it's a lie.

<p“I'm not a detective, but come on … it seems pretty obvious what happened here,” he added.

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<pTrump signaled that he believed Saudi Arabiavisiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month.

<pOfficials in Turkey believe Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate, but Trump appeared to cast doubt on the explanation.

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(MORE: Trump: Saudi crown prince ‘totally denied any knowledge’ of what happened to Jamal Khashoggi)<p

<p“I just spoke with the king of Saudi Arabia, who denies any knowledge of what took place. The king firmly denied any knowledge of it,” Trump said Monday. “I don't want to get into his mind, but it sounded to me like maybe these could have been rogue killers.”

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<pNoah said he was suspicious after hearing Trump’s comments, noting the country's history of extreme violence.

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(MORE: Pastor Andrew Brunson says he’s probably ‘one of the most hated men in Turkey’ where he was detained)<p

<p“For years, they have been known as the super-conservative country where women can't drive, gay people get flogged and thieves have their hands chopped off,” Noah said. “Saudi Arabia literally has a sword on the flag, so you know.

<p“They’re owning [it]. That’s like if the NFL made its logo a sad brain. In a way, you respect them for their honesty,” he added.