While Mr. President is disappointed with Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, Steven Mnuchin is still planning on attending Saudi summit. The U.S. Treasury Secretary decided to participate in an upcoming summit, Larry Kudlow, White House economic adviser said.
‘Mr. Mnuchin will make up his mind as the week progresses and as new information surfaces’
Kudlow revealed the statement right after Marco Rubio, Florida Senator suggested boycotting the event. Moreover, he stated that the US must confront Saudi Arabia.
‘If we do not take action, including potentially arms sales, as a result of this, if it turns out to be what they say it is, then we are not going to be able to with a straight face or any credibility confront Putin or Assad or Maduro in Venezuela or frankly confront the Chinese and their human rights violations.’
Effect of Jamal Khashoggi Issue on Saudi Summit
After the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, some companies and business figures all over the world thought of boycotting the investors’ conference.
Among all, The World Bank president, Richard Branson, Uber’s chief executive, and other high-profile people have already canceled their trip.
Who is Steven Mnuchin?
Born on 21st December 1962, Steven Terner Mnuchin is best known as a former investment banker and 77th US Secretary of the Treasury. Before being a secretary, he was a film producer. From his current and former works, he has amassed $300 million net worth.
Mnuchin is a married man who exchanged rings with Louise Linton, an actress on 24th June 2017. Before marrying her, he was married to Heather deForest Crosby (1999-2014) and Kathryn Leigh McCarver (1992-1999).