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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's case for Saudi solidarity


November 21, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump vastly inflated the value of planned Saudi investments in the U.S. on Tuesday, as he explained why he's "standing with Saudi Arabia" despite the conclusion of his intelligence officials that the kingdom's de facto leader ordered the murder of a U.S.-based journalist.

Trump cited a $110 billion arms package that he said is part of $450 billion in planned Saudi investments in the U.S. Actual orders under the arms deal are actually far smaller and neither country has announced or substantiated Trump's repeated assertion that the Saudis are poised to...

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