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‘Why is he lying?’ MSNBC’s Morning Joe and Mika bust Trump’s ‘bizarre’ claims about Iran meeting

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski busted President Donald Trump’s denials about meeting with Iran’s leadership without first establishing pre-conditions.

The president strongly suggested that he would commit U.S. troops to a strike on Iran on behalf of Saudi Arabia, which the “Morning Joe” hosts found puzzling, to say the least.

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“That is bizarre,” Scarborough said.

“What?” Brzezinski added. “He’s waiting for word from, he needs word from someone — a dictator?”

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Brzezinski said the president had previously used the “locked and loaded” against North Korea, and similar language against Iran, and then the MSNBC hosts rolled video of Trump and some of his top officials directly contradicting his tweeted denials about the terms of meeting with Iran.

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“Wow, he really got the fake news, didn’t he?” Scarborough said. “Well, let’s see if the president and his friends ever said he was going to meet with Iran with no pre-conditions. Roll the tape.”

The video shows Trump himself, along with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, repeatedly saying the president would meet with Iran without conditions, and Scarborough wondered why he was trying to deny that now.

“There it is, I’m confused because the president says no preconditions,” he said. “The president says no pre-conditions, he’s been saying no pre-conditions, Mike Pompeo says no pre-conditions, the Treasury secretary saying no pre-conditions. The president sounds fairly desperate to meet with the Iranians. What happened this week, and why is he now lying and saying that he never said he would meet the Iranians with no pre-conditions?”

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‘Not true’: Fox News calls out Trump for lying about keeping US soldiers out of harm’s way

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As the U.S. military grapples with the logistics of a quick withdrawal from the northern part of Syria, President Donald Trump drew criticism for abandoning the Kurds and endangering U.S. troops. There are also reports that the army's departure has resulted in members of ISIS escaping from prison.

On Wednesday, Trump defended his decision, insisting that U.S. soldiers were not in danger. "Our soldiers are not in harm's way," he said. “That has nothing to do with us,” he added, about the conflict between Turkey and the Kurds at the Turkish-Syrian border.

But top military officials told Fox News that this was not true. "Not true, according to top US military commanders who tell Fox this is a complicated, deliberate phased withdrawal with a lot of inherent risk," Jennifer Griffin, National Security correspondent for Fox News, wrote on Twitter. "Already US warplanes had to warn approaching foreign troops with a show of force."

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‘Worse than Obama’: Lindsey Graham has full-blown freak out over Trump’s latest Syria statements

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Wednesday had a full-blown freak out after President Donald Trump publicly said that the Turkish slaughter of the Kurds in northern Syria was not America's problem.

Writing on Twitter, the senator had his harshest condemnation yet of the president's decision to abruptly pull American troops out of Syria while giving Turkey a green light to invade the area.

"I hope President Trump is right in his belief that Turkeys invasion of Syria is of no concern to us, abandoning the Kurds won’t come back to haunt us, ISIS won’t reemerge, and Iran will not fill the vacuum created by this decision," Graham wrote. "However, I firmly believe that if President Trump continues to make such statements this will be a disaster worse than President Obama’s decision to leave Iraq."

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Trump spirals into deranged conspiracy theory when asked about Giuliani: ‘I want to see the server’

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday blurted out a nearly incomprehensible conspiracy theory about the 2016 election.

During an Oval Office meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, reporters asked Trump if he expected former National Security Adviser John Bolton to testify to the House impeachment inquiry.

Trump sidestepped the question and launched into a rant about "corruption" in the 2016 election.

"Giuliani was seeking out corruption in the 2016 election," the president said. "There was tremendous corruption in that 2016 election. It was disgraceful what happened and what happened to me and what happened to the Republicans."

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