Trump Evangelicals Lobby For Saudi Crown Prince Over Khashoggi

Trump-allied Evangelicals Meet With Saudi Crown Prince MBS In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

One month after the brutal assassination of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a delegation of Trump-allied Evangelical leaders took a trip to Saudi Arabia where they reportedly met with embattled Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman(MBS) on Thursday November 1.


The Evangelical delegation is reportedly pushing for closer ties between the Trump administration and the Saudi Kingdom despite the Khashoggi assassination. Listed below are some of the Trump-allied Evangelicals who met MBS in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

According to the Religion News Service(RNS) piece, author Joel Rosenberg who led the U.S. delegation of Evangelicals to Saudi Arabia conceded that the timing of their trip made it controversial given the recent Khashoggi assassination. The delegation however justified the trip saying, “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is among the wealthiest, most powerful, and most important nations in the Middle East, in all of history.” There is no other way to read this other than Evangelical leaders are on a visit to Saudi Arabia urging the Trump administration to maintain close ties to the Saudi Royals despite the Khashoggi assassination, because the Saudis are rich.

Yours Truly has been very critical of Trump Evangelicals whose message increasingly appears to be in total contravention of well known Biblical teachings, even heretical at times, and this is yet another classic example.


Here you have the Saudi royal family clearly implicated in the cold blooded murder of a U.S. resident journalist. After numerous unsuccessful attempts at a cover up, the Saudi royals finally concede that Khashoggi was murdered at their consulate in Istanbul. Of all the good Christ-like things one would think Evangelical leaders would get involved with worldwide, this delegation has chosen to make excuses for a cold blooded murder because the murderers are rich–the quintessential heresy.

According to the RNS piece, the Evangelical delegation released a statement after their meeting with the Saudi Crown prince calling themselves “Ambassadors for Christ” and adding, “As Evangelicals, it is our desire to lift up the name of Jesus whenever we are asked and wherever we go.” Folks, Ambassadors for Christ do not lobby for rich murderers. Its about time the Evangelical delegation to Saudi Arabia leveled with Americans and confessed that they made the trip to Saudi Arabia as Ambassadors for themselves in search of their god—money.

Bottom line we can all agree that lobbying for a regime simply because it is wealthy, one month after it has been implicated in a brutal assassination of a U.S. resident journalist can never qualify as something done out of a “desire to lift up the name of Jesus.”

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Dems Must Not Lose Sight Of Rebekah Mercer At Emerdata

The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that troubled data firm Cambridge Analytica will be shutting down. News of the data firm shutting down comes after weeks of bad press reports that it acquired data from Facebook users without consent and weaponized such data for political purposes, most notably to help the Donald Trump presidential campaign in 2016. One of Cambridge Analytica’s Directors was Billionaire heiress Rebekah Mercer who was a major funder of the Trump Presidential campaign and remains a major supporter of Trump Admin’s agenda. Beyond misusing Facebook user data, Cambridge Analytica has also been accused of employing shocking tactics up to and including blackmail in their efforts to win elections

Democrats therefore must not rest comfortably with the news that Cambridge Analytica is shutting down. Instead they must focus their attention on the new data firm where all the key players at Cambridge Analytica have reportedly migrated to. The Business Insider recently reported that the power players behind Cambridge Analytica have set up a new data firm called Emerdata. Rebekah and Jennifer Mercer are apparently Directors at Emerdata.

Disgraced Cambridge Analytica’s CEO Alexander Nix has also moved to Emerdata. An interesting addition at Emerdata however is Erik Prince, brother of Education Secretary Betsy Devos, who not only played a crucial part in Trump’s presidential campaign but is also a key figure in the ongoing Trump-Russia investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

It doesn’t take much curiosity to figure out that the same political chicanery these characters engaged in while at Cambridge Analytica will be replicated if not expanded to the nth degree at Emerdata. There’s no question but that Emerdata will be used to help the GOP in upcoming elections and certainly for Trump’s re-election bid should he run in 2020. Dems must therefore keep a keen eye on Rebekah Mercer at Emerdata. The Dem attitude towards Emerdata must also be #InvestigateTheMercers!!

UPDATE @4:08pm 5/3/2018–Turns out one of the Directors at Emerdata is a Hong Kong businessman by the name Johnson Chun-Shun Ko. Ko is the Deputy Chairman of Erik Prince’s Frontier Services Group(FSG). Also noteworthy, Ko controls DVN Holdings, a Hong Kong Financial Services company, which recently named Erik Prince Chairman. DVN Holdings, which Erik Prince now Chairs, is partly owned by The People’s Republic of China. This tees up a very provocative question–Could ties between Emerdata, Chun-Shun Ko, Erik Prince and DVN Holdings open up the U.S. to yet another foreign election meddling–this time by The People’s Republic of China? Stay tuned folks. Yours Truly  will keep you apprised on #InvestigateTheMercers!!

See related post:The Mercer Map-An Indispensable Tool In The Dem Toolkit

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