Fake News about the Saudi Arms Deal

Bill Moyers’ website reports:

Showmanship –> On returning from his first foreign trip, Donald Trump touted the $110 billion weapons deal he’d cut with the Saudi government. But Bruce Riedel, director of the Brookings Intelligence Project, writes that “there is no deal. It’s fake news.” According to Riedel, “there are a bunch of letters of interest or intent, but not contracts. Many are offers that the defense industry thinks the Saudis will be interested in someday. So far nothing has been notified to the Senate for review.” And in keeping with Trump’s penchant for taking credit where it isn’t due, “none of the deals identified so far are new, all began in the Obama administration.”

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