Trump repeated an odd falsehood about Obama while visiting the Philippines

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It is a tale that seems almost as old as time: Donald Trump is making false claims about Barack Obama.

Before Trump boarded Air Force One in Manila to wrap up his 12-day trip throughout Asia, he told reporters that U.S. relations with the Philippines were on the upswing, crediting that to his administration’s relationship with the country’s strongman leader, Rodrigo Duterte.

“And as you know, we were having a lot...


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