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Trump: ‘Not Satisfied’ with Saudi Explanation of Khashoggi's Death

President Trump told reporters Saturday he was “not satisfied” with Saudi Arabia’s account of how Jamal Khashoggi died, but said it that it would not be “helpful” if the U.S. canceled its military equipment orders with its long time ally. “No, I'm not satisfied until we find the answer. But it was a big first step. It was a good first step. But I want to get to the answer,” the president told reporters following a campaign stop in Nevada, adding that canceling orders for military equipment would result in a loss of jobs. “I think it's over a million jobs. That's not helpful for us to cancel an order like that. That hurts us far more than it hurts them… But there are other things that can be done, including sanctions.” When asked if it was possible Prince Mohammed didn’t know about Khashoggi’s death at Istanbul’s Saudi Arabian consulate, the president replied, “Possibly. You don’t know that, but it's possible.”