President Trump called the media and public response to missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi "another case of 'guilty until proven innocent,'" according to the Associated Press.

Most blame Khashoggi’s disappearance, and possible death and dismemberment, on Saudi Arabia, as he went missing Oct. 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Khashoggi, a columnist for the Washington Post, visited the consulate to obtain the proper paperwork needed to marry his Turkish fiancee.

Trump said he spoke to Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Monday, who said that Riyadh had nothing to do with Khashoggi’s death and also claimed he knew nothing about his disappearance.

Others blame the disappearance on King Salman and his government, but Trump said it could be “rogue killers.”

Trump's Tuesday evening comment about Saudi Arabia's suspected culpability calls back to now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process, in which accusations of sexual misconduct that were not able to be confirmed by an FBI investigation figured heavily.