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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 02:13 PM

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely declares post-summit victory

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump falsely declared victory after his meeting with North Korea's leader and twisted history in celebrating Tuesday's summit with Kim Jong Un.

A look at some of Trump's statements and how they compare with the facts:

TRUMP'S TWEETS: "Just landed - a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea ... Before taking office people were assuming that we were going to War with North Korea. President (Barack) Obama said that North Korea was our biggest and most dangerous problem. No longer - sleep well tonight!"

THE FACTS: Trump is wrong to suggest North Korea no longer poses a nuclear threat. The five-hour summit did give Trump and Kim a chance to express optimism and make of show of their new relationship. But the two countries didn't nail down how and when the North might denuclearize or shed light on the unspecified "protections" Trump pledged to Kim and his government.

Those details could prove major sticking points in the future while North Korea is believed to maintain a nuclear arsenal capable of threatening the U.S mainland. Independent experts say the North could have enough fissile material for anywhere between about a dozen and 60 nuclear bombs, and last year it tested long-range missiles that could reach the U.S.

Trump is also wrong to say there was an assumption before he took office that the United States would go to war. It wasn't until Trump's tenure that North Korea began testing an intercontinental ballistic missile and the bellicose rhetoric between the two leaders ramped up. Fears of conflict were particularly acute after Trump called Kim "Rocket Man" and Kim pledged to "tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire."

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/factcheck/ap-fact-check-trump-falsely-declares-post-summit-victory/ar-AAyzodr?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely declares post-summit victory (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 2018 OP
sandensea Jun 2018 #1
Achilleaze Jun 2018 #2
John Fante Jun 2018 #3
sprinkleeninow Jun 2018 #4
duforsure Jun 2018 #5
smirkymonkey Jun 2018 #6

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 02:15 PM

1. He'd falsely claim today is Sunday if he could.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 02:16 PM

2. the republican family-values role model* lies all the time

and his lies are dangerous for America and Americans.

republicans need to stop spewing their dangerous lies.


* aka republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 02:34 PM

3. I feel bad for comedians. How do you

satirize a tweet so idiotic and embarrassingly over-the-top? It's like making a parody of the Naked Gun films.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 02:48 PM

4. "....sleep well tonight!" I think not. As long as you're in the oval office. eom

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 02:55 PM

5. They falsely claimed

The meeting had been cancelled then restarted also. Nothing he claims is true. Almost always the opposite of the truth, and like he says he makes up excuses and never tells the truth.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 02:55 PM

6. I just can't believe this shit.

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