WASHINGTON  | AP FACT CHECK: Trump inflates value of Saudi arms deal

20Nov - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump vastly inflated the value of planned Saudi investments in the U.S., 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 slaying of a U.S.-based journalist.

Trump on Tuesday 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 far smaller, and neither country has announced nor substantiated Trump’s repeated assertion that the Saudis are poised to inject $450 billion overall into the U.S.

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