Donald Trump and Saudi Defense Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrive for lunch in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, March 14, 2017. (AP/Evan Vcci)

The True Nature Of The Trump-Saudi Alliance

One month ago a Saudi delegation was in Washington taking marriage vows with the new U.S. administration, but now Donald Trump declares that “Saudi Arabia is not paying its fair share for U.S. defense.” What’s behind the apparent cognitive dissonance?