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AP FACT CHECK: Trump inflates value of Saudi arms deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. economy. Trump s economic argument was part of his case for deciding...

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