(TNS) Lunatics: A CNN correspondent actually suggested Friday that Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal  Khashogg was likely killed by his government because of POTUS Donald Trump’s ‘hostility’ towards the U.S. media.

Khashogg, a correspondent for The Washington Post, was believed to have been killed at the Saudi embassy in Turkey on orders of the Saudi crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman, or MBS.

CNN‘s John Berman first referenced POTUS Trump’s comments during a rally in Montana Thursday after Trump praised Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., for slamming a reporter to the ground by saying someone who can do that is “my kind of guy,” the Washington Examiner reports.

That then allowed him to segue into the ridiculous assertion that POTUS Trump’s media hostility made it easier for the Saudi’s to kill Khashogg.

“I’m not saying that Jamal Khashoggi was murdered because of Greg Gianforte,” Berman said. “But I am saying, though, is that if you’re the Saudi crown prince, you don’t look at the current White House and the Trump administration as an administration that necessarily stands up for the rights of journalists around the world.”

What an idiot.

Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., swatted Berman’s notion aside.

“We have a media here that, unlike in other countries like in Saudi Arabia that‘s controlled by the government, this is a media that’s actually very, very hostile to this government,” Santorum said. “So I’m not too sure that you’re talking about apples to apples. Most of these authoritarian countries, journalists are not folks who are problematic to them.”

The Saudi monarchy is an authoritarian government that doesn’t abide by media criticism.

Khashogg was a major critic of MBS and, by default, the monarchy.

Right or wrong, like it or not, that’s why he was murdered, period.

Only a lunatic with Trump Derangement Syndrome from CNN would blame the murder on Trump.

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