Donald Trump Used Obama's 2012 Comment to Putin about 'Flexibility' out of Context

Type: Misleading StatementsMar 05 2017 Severity:
Targeted: Barack ObamaAbout: Vladimir Putin
President Trump tweeted: 'Who was it that secretly said to Russian President, "Tell Vladimir that after the election I'll have more flexibility?" @foxandfriends'. This tweet came in response to many negative news stories surfacing about Trump's possible collusion with Russia to rig the Presidential election in 2016, as a way to deflect collusion talks off of himself, and onto Obama. The problem is the statement misleads as Obama was referencing missile defense talks and not any kind of collusion secrecy.

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