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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 05:13 PM

1. Trump is getting called out for this despicable lie.

I turned on the television about an hour ago and between MSNBC and CNN I have now heard numerous people call this a big fucking lie. Well, they didn't say the F word but they looked like they wanted to.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 05:15 PM

2. Most rational people know it's nonsense

but sadly his base will eat it up and repeat it over and over again.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 05:16 PM

3. For heavens sakes, here is the excerpt that sets the record straight on his lies:

His damned lies need to be immediately corrected--by the MSM and all of us:

There are nuances with the money Iran got. The $150 billion is a false claim Trump has repeatedly made; it refers to funds already belonging to Iran that were unfrozen as part of the nuclear deal signed in 2013, and itís on the very high end of estimates. Others suggest itís closer to $25 or $50 billion.

As for the claim about $1.8 billion, despite Trumpís repeated suggestions that it was some kind of gift to Iran, the money was owed to Iran, thanks to a years-old settlement in an international court. Iran had purchased military equipment from the United States, but that equipment was never delivered because of tensions between the two countries in the late 1970s. (The amount was also estimated to be closer to $1.7 billion.)

Part of that money was delivered to Iran in controversial circumstances, with the Obama administration using it as leverage for freed hostages. It was likened to ransom, but it was money that Iran was owed.

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