USA: Trump welcomes pastor's release and expresses concern over Saudi journalist's disappearance

SOT, journalist: «What caused the release Mr President?» SOT, Donald Trump, US President: «Well we spoke to Turkey and he went through a system and we got him out. They've been trying to get them out for a long time.» SOT, journalist: «Will you lift the sanctions now on Turkey?» SOT, Donald Trump, US President: «Well this has nothing to do with anything. There was no deal made at all. There... Еще was no deal. But we are very happy to have him and have him in good shape. I hear he's in very good shape.» SOT, journalist: «Mr President are you re-evaluating your relationship with Saudi Arabia?» SOT, Donald Trump, US President: «"Well we're going to find out what happened with respect to the terrible situation in Turkey having to do with Saudi Arabia and their reporter. And nobody knows quite yet, nobody has been able to put it all together. People are starting to form ideas and as they're formed, we'll let you know, but it certainly is a terrible thing.» SOT, journalist: «Has their record been overlooked for too long?» SOT, Donald Trump, US President: «Excuse me?» SOT, journalist: «Has their record otherwise been overlooked for too long?» SOT, Donald Trump, US President: «Well, I think a lot of records are overlooked. If you look at Iran, if you look at so many other countries, take a look at Syria. You take a look at a lot of countries, a lot of countries' records have been overlooked. But this is a very serious thing and we're looking at it in a very serious manner. And we'll see you, we have a big crowd» SOT, journalist: «Have you spoken to the King of Saudi Arabia about this matter?» SOT, Donald Trump, US President: «I have not. I have not. I will, I will be calling him. I will be calling at some point King Salman. You know you're right in the way of that camera behind you, I'm sure they think you're a very good looking guy but maybe not that good from the back right. So go ahead.» SOT, journalist: «You plan to call him soon?» SOT, Donald Trump, US President: «I'll be speaking to him, yes, pretty soon. SOT, journalist: «What will that conversation be like?» SOT, Donald Trump, US President: «Well, I can't tell you, but I will say that they are looking very hard and fast and not only us, a lot of people are looking to find out because it — it is potentially a really, really terrible situation. So we'll see what happens.» SOT, Journalist: «Was it a mistake to develop such a close relationship...» SOT, Donald Trump, US President: «Yes?» SOT, Journalist: «Was it a mistake for Jared [Kushner] to develop such a close relationship with the crown prince [of Saudi Arabia]? SOT, Donald Trump, US President: «No, I don't know if it's any closer than other relationships that people have. We have a lot of very close relationships with a lot of countries, but this is a serious problem. Thank you.» SOT, journalist: «Is it right for the Treasury Secretary to be going to their [Saudi Arabia's] investment conference?» SOT, Donald Trump, US President: «Well, I guess a lot of people are going over to an investment conference. He actually called this morning and he will make that determination, but he was partially over there anyway, a lot of people are going over to the investment conference. We'll see what happens, maybe some won't be going. We'll make that determination very soon. OK. We'll see you over at the rally» US President Donald Trump celebrated the release of evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson and shared his concerns about the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi shortly after arriving in Cincinnati, Ohio on Friday. Trump said that he would be meeting wit

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