This morning, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross appeared on CNBC to talk about his tript o Saudi Arabia with Donald Trump. Ross raved about Saudi Arabia’s increasing liberalism (false) and then dropped this jaw-dropping statement, “there was not a single hint of a protester anywhere there during the whole time we were there. Not one guy with a bad placard.” At this point, the CNBC anchor interrupted to say that didn’t mean people in Saudi Arabia didn’t want to protest, the Saudis tightly control their citizens. Ross brushes her off and says “in theory that could be true” and continued raving about the protest-free Saudi Arabia. Watch his statement and then jump below to see how Saudi Arabia polices (by way of beheadings) anyone showing dissent.
Wilbur Ross touts the lack of protests in Saudi Arabia during Trump's visit (maybe it's because protesters are jailed & sometimes beheaded?)