We were told there would be a reset.
While former President Donald Trump was determined to stay chummy with the Saudi Arabian government no matter how oppressive its domestic policy, criminal its foreign policy, or grotesque its assassinations, President Biden promised his administration would fundamentally change U.S.-Saudi relations.
“I would make it very clear we were not going to, in fact, sell more weapons to [Riyadh],” he said at a Democratic primary debate in 2019. “We were going to, in fact, make them pay the price and make them, in fact, the pariah that they are. There’s very little social redeeming value in the present government in Saudi Arabia,” Biden continued.