Once again, President Trump has stated false information in order to play the media into reporting real news instead of fake news. In today's press conference, President Trump stated, "We had Hillary Clinton give Russia 20 percent of the uranium in our country." Eager to prove him wrong, CNBC corrected President Trump by saying Hillary did not give Russia 20% of US uranium; instead, she gave Russia 20% of US uranium production capacity. Oops.
President Donald Trump repeated an incorrect claim on Thursday that Hillary Clinton gave Russia 20 percent of the United States' uranium while serving as secretary of State.
The fact-checking website PolitiFact has determined that statement, which Trump first made on the campaign trail, is mostly false.
"We had Hillary Clinton give Russia 20 percent of the uranium in our country. You know what uranium is, right? It's a thing called nuclear weapons and other things. Like lots of things are done with uranium, including some bad things," Trump said during a press conference.
The claim isn't true. Between 2009 and 2013, Russia's atomic energy agency, Rosatom, purchased a majority stake in a Canadian company called Uranium One, The New York Times reported in 2015. The Toronto-based firm's mining assets in Wyoming, Utah and elsewhere in the United States account for about 20 percent of U.S. uranium production capacity, according to the Times.
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