1. President Donald Trump walks out of White House
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President, speaking about US Pastor Andrew Brunson:
"With Pastor Brunson, some of you were there and he had a fantastic weekend. He's back home and we love the fact that he's back home. He's with his family and he's a very happy man. He left Turkey. He is extremely thrilled and as I said really yesterday, more than ever, that we want to thank Turkey, we want to thank President Erdogan."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"We had no deal with Turkey. We don't make deals, any deals for hostages or prisoners. But I will tell you that I feel much differently about Turkey today than I felt about them two days ago. I have a very good feeling toward Turkey. Two days ago I did not, so that helps."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"I just spoke with the king of Saudi Arabia, who denies any knowledge of what took place with regard to, as he said, his Saudi Arabian citizen. I've asked and he firmly denied that. I've asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to immediately get on a plane, go to Saudi Arabia, go to other places, if necessary, which he probably will. But in regards to this, go to Turkey, if necessary."
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"The king told me that Turkey and Saudi Arabia are working hand in hand, very closely, on getting to the bottom of what happened."
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"We are going to leave nothing uncovered. With that being said, the king firmly denied any knowledge of it. He didn't really know, maybe, I don't want to get into his mind, but it sounded to me like maybe these could have been rogue killers, who knows? We're going to try to get to the bottom of it very soon. But his was a flat denial."
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"All I can do is report what he told me and he told me in a very firm way, that they had no knowledge of it. He said it very strongly."
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"I can only tell you that his denial to me - just one very, you know, relatively fast phone call, probably lasted 20 minutes - his denial to me could not have been stronger that he had no knowledge and it sounded like he and also the Crown Prince had no knowledge."
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"The world is watching, the world is talking and this is very important to get to the bottom of it and I think he understands that very well. He did say very strongly that he's dealing with Turkey, that they've come to an agreement that they're investigating it together and I think that's a good thing."
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President, speaking about Sen. Elizabeth Warren:
"I hope she's running for for president, because I think she'd be very easy. I hope that she is running. I do not think she would be difficult at all. She'll destroy the country. She'll make our country into Venezuela. With that being said, I don't want to say bad things about her, because I hope that she would be one of the people that would get through the process. It's going to be a long process for the Democrats."
11. First Lady Melania Trump walks out of White House, UPSOUND (English) President Donald Trump, gesturing toward Melania:
"And she did a great job on television the other night. And I didn't do so bad either! But she did a great job on television. Thank you, everybody."
President Donald Trump is suggesting that "rogue killers" may be responsible for whatever happened to missing Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
Trump tells reporters as he departs the White House en route to Florida Monday that he just got off the phone with Saudi Arabia's King and that that "The King firmly denied any knowledge" of the disappearance.
Trump says he doesn't "want to get" into King Salman's mind, but says, "it sounded to me like maybe these could have been rogue killers."
He adds: "We're going to try getting to the bottom of it very soon, but his was a flat denial."
Trump's language was strikingly similar to the language he has used to describe Russian President Vladimir Putin's denials of election meddling.
Turkish officials say they fear a Saudi hit team killed Khashoggi, who has been missing nearly two weeks.