Gabbard, others lash out at Trump over embrace of Saudi Arabia

  • Candles, lit by activists, protesting the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, are placed outside Saudi Arabia’s consulate, in Istanbul, during a candlelight vigil in October. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

  • President Donald Trump speaks to the media before leaving the White House Tuesday to travel to Florida, where he will spend Thanksgiving at Mar-a-Lago. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

  • President Donald Trump waves after speaking to the media before leaving the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, to travel to Florida, where he will spend Thanksgiving at Mar-a-Lago. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
  • U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard talks during June at a blessing of the shelters at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pahoa. TOM CALLIS/Tribune-Herald

WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is lashing out at President Donald Trump after the president argued that canceling Saudi arms deals worth billions of dollars to U.S. defense companies would only benefit Russia and China.