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Yosemito

(648 posts)
Tue Feb 26, 2019, 04:04 PM Feb 2019

No, Bernie Sanders did not say that Trump-Kim meeting is "a very good thing"

I read in a political message board that Bernie Sanders had called the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un “a very good thing.”

In fact, Bernie Sanders said that if Donald Trump manages to get Kim Jong-Un to destroy his nuclear weapons, that is a very good thing.
https://www.mediaite.com/tv/watch-bernie-sanders-praise-trumps-summit-with-kim-jong-un-that-is-a-very-good-thing/

The word “if” is key.

It’s not the same for me to state that “My conversation with my father will be a very good thing if he lets borrow his car”, and “ my conversation with my father will be a very good thing”.

I’m seeing too many edited video clips and edited quotes from politicians these days.

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TCJ70

(4,387 posts)
1. It's definitely not praise of Trump. It's more wishful thinking.
Tue Feb 26, 2019, 04:10 PM
Feb 2019

And...let's say it does happen. How is that NOT a good thing?

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RandySF

(62,849 posts)
2. Talking always beats fighting
Tue Feb 26, 2019, 04:12 PM
Feb 2019
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Wellstone ruled

(34,661 posts)
3. Noticed this morning,
Tue Feb 26, 2019, 04:13 PM
Feb 2019

MSNBC repeated the Rethug spin statement and followed it up with some out of Office rethug congressman repeating a similiar version a few minutes ago.

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LongtimeAZDem

(4,494 posts)
4. Speaking of edited quotes, why did you leave out the fact that he specifically prefaced it with
Tue Feb 26, 2019, 04:14 PM
Feb 2019

“See, now, after all of the nasty things I said about Trump, let me say a good thing here, all right?”

That sentence clearly states his intent, no matter how much you try to split hairs.

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Yosemito

(648 posts)
5. And then he provided context
Tue Feb 26, 2019, 04:25 PM
Feb 2019

You don’t like the context?

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LongtimeAZDem

(4,494 posts)
6. In the context of his complete statement, he called it a good thing, unless you're implying that
Tue Feb 26, 2019, 04:29 PM
Feb 2019

he was being deliberately dishonest. Hiding behind the conditional is disingenuous.

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Sinistrous

(4,249 posts)
7. Calling out the omission of a key conditional phrase
Tue Feb 26, 2019, 04:31 PM
Feb 2019

is not “splitting hairs”. It is actually calling out a blatant lie. I am amazed You equated the two omissions.

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msongs

(68,298 posts)
8. sounds like non issue to me. i got what he meant. nt
Tue Feb 26, 2019, 04:59 PM
Feb 2019
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Nanjeanne

(5,081 posts)
9. You can try but there are those who will never see it no matter what he actually said. But thanks
Tue Feb 26, 2019, 05:23 PM
Feb 2019

for trying!

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Blue_Tires

(55,445 posts)
10. When the "if" is that much of a longshot
Tue Feb 26, 2019, 07:37 PM
Feb 2019

it's best not to add it as a modifier...

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