Roger Stone blasted President Trump’s meeting with Saudi leaders on Saturday, arguing part of the royal reception that included the presentation of a gold medallion to Trump made him “want to puke.”
“Instead of meeting with the Saudis @realDonaldTrump should be demanding they pay for the attack on America on 9/11 which they financed,” Stone tweeted.
He later shared a picture of Trump getting a royal welcome, tweeting, “Candidly this makes me want to puke.”
Saudi Arabia King Salman placed the gold medallion, the King Abdulaziz al Saud Collar, around Trump’s neck during a ceremony in the country’s capital of Riyadh. The medallion is considered the kingdom’s highest civilian honor.
Stone, a longtime informal adviser to Trump, has been one of the president’s closest allies and has frequently defended him from criticism.
Saudi Arabia was Trump’s first stop on a nine-day overseas trip, his first as president. He is also slated to visit Israel and the Vatican in what aides have said will include a message stressing religious unity, before attending a Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations summit in Italy.
The president’s Saudi Arabia visit culminated with a joint pledge to “counter violent extremism, disrupt the financing of terrorism and advance defense cooperation” between Saudi Arabia and U.S. The two nations also agreed to a defense deal worth nearly $110 billion.