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    ‘We Are Not Your Prostitutes': Tulsi Gabbard Launches Tirade on Trump Over Saudi Arabia Statements

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    On Monday US President Donald Trump said his country was “locked and loaded”, ready to respond to Saturday’s drone attacks targeting two Saudi Aramco plants in Saudi Arabia, which set the oil facilities ablaze and prompted the kingdom to halt about half of its crude output.

    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) iverbally attacked US President Donald Trump’s foreign policy on Monday evening.

    In a video released on Twitter, Gabbard denounced the idea of defending Saudi Arabia: “We are not your prostitutes. You are not our pimp.”

    ​Gabbard was responding to President Trump’s statements about a potential US response to a recent attack, claimed by Houthi rebels, on oilfields in Saudi Arabia that threatened global oil supplies and the security of a key Washington ally.

    On 16 September, Donald Trump said the US was “locked and loaded” and ready to respond to drone attacks on a Saudi Aramco petroleum processing facility in Saudi Arabia. US officials claimed evidence pointed to Iranian involvement, despite the Yemeni Houthi rebels claiming responsibility.

    The US president did not mention Iran, but wrote on Twitter he had “reason to believe that we know the culprit” behind the series of attacks on the Abqaiq facility that disrupted more than half of the kingdom’s oil output and will affect global supplies.

    Trump tweeted: “[We] are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom [of Saudi Arabia] as to who they believe was the cause of this attack and under what terms we would proceed!”

    ​The Twitter audience was quick to response to Gabbard’s online tirade, as some rushed to offer their support of her stance:

    ​Others took issue with the verbal attack against the US President:

    ​​Some users believed Gabbard had misconstrued the President’s statements:

     

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