The president has expressed displeasure with son-in-law Jared Kushner for mishandling U.S.-Saudi relations, officials said.
At a campaign rally in Arizona, the president calls the caravan of people collecting at Mexico’s southern border “bad people.”
The secretary of state had limited room to maneuver in talks about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But some say he was too deferential to the Saudi leadership.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made no public mention of Jamal Khashoggi’s case as he met Saudi leaders for what the White House said was a tough fact-finding mission.
The disappearance and alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi imperils the close relationship the president’s son-in-law cultivated with the brash crown prince.
“You can hear how he was interrogated, tortured and then murdered,” said one person familiar with the recordings.
The rapper held forth with profanity, inanity and a profession of love for President Trump, who said West could be a future presidential candidate.
Trump has appeared hesitant to challenge leaders accused of brazen provocations, such as the alleged operation by the Saudi regime to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Haley said she had accomplished her goals and had reached a natural time for her departure.
President Trump announced the trip at the start of a Cabinet meeting, at which he also renewed his false claim that Democrats are responsible for “loopholes” that led to his family separation policy at the U.S.-Mexico border.