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Fact check: Trump twists Cohen's words on collusion, claims 'really productive time' in Hanoi
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Fact check: Trump twists Cohen's words on collusion, claims 'really productive time' in Hanoi

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Assailed by his ex-lawyer at every turn, President Donald Trump nevertheless claimed a measure of vindication from Michael Cohen's statement that he possessed no direct evidence of collusion with Russia from his time serving the boss. But contrary to Trump's words, Cohen did not exonerate him on the matter in his testimony to lawmakers.

Trump also put the best face on his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, claiming he had a "really productive time" in Hanoi, Vietnam, despite the collapse of talks and cancellation of a planned signing agreement. More substantively, he claimed the talks broke down because North Korea insisted on the lifting of all sanctions — an assertion contradicted by the State Department as well as by the North Koreans.

On other recent rhetorical fronts, the president credited his daughter with creating jobs that don't exist and Democrats persisted in their distorted accusation that the Trump administration confined migrant children in cages.

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