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Tue Feb 26, 2019, 03:04 PM

 

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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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 03:10 PM

1. It's definitely not praise of Trump. It's more wishful thinking.

 

And...let's say it does happen. How is that NOT a good thing?
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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 03:12 PM

2. Talking always beats fighting

 

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 03:13 PM

3. Noticed this morning,

 

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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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 03:14 PM

4. Speaking of edited quotes, why did you leave out the fact that he specifically prefaced it with

 

“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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Response to LongtimeAZDem (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 03:25 PM

5. And then he provided context

 

You don’t like the context?
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Response to Yosemito (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 03:29 PM

6. In the context of his complete statement, he called it a good thing, unless you're implying that

 

he was being deliberately dishonest. Hiding behind the conditional is disingenuous.
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Response to LongtimeAZDem (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 03:31 PM

7. Calling out the omission of a key conditional phrase

 

is not “splitting hairs”. It is actually calling out a blatant lie. I am amazed You equated the two omissions.
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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 03:59 PM

8. sounds like non issue to me. i got what he meant. nt

 

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 04:23 PM

9. You can try but there are those who will never see it no matter what he actually said. But thanks

 

for trying!
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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 06:37 PM

10. When the "if" is that much of a longshot

 

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