Liz Cheney Pushes Netanyahu Falsehood After He Debunked It

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Liz Cheney claimed on Fox News today that President Obama "refuses to give a meeting to" Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But Netanyahu himself stated hours earlier on NBC's Meet The Press that Obama has "met with me more than any other leader in the world and I appreciate that."

While appearing on America's News HQ, Cheney was asked for examples of America not being a reliable ally. Cheney responded by claiming that Obama "has reportedly offered to host a meeting with the Muslim Brotherhood president of Egypt" but "refuses to give a meeting to Prime Minister Netanyahu."

Cheney, along with other right-wing media figures, shouldn't put words in Prime Minister Netanyahu's mouth. The prime minister was asked by MTP host David Gregory if he felt "snubbed not getting a face to face meeting with President Obama in New York during the upcoming U.N. meetings." Netanyahu attributed the "snub" to no more than a scheduling conflict, and said that Obama has "met with me more than any other leader in the world and I -- I appreciate that":

NETANYAHU:  You know, I'm always pleased and -- and happy to have a conversation with President Obama.  He's -- I think he's met me more than any other leader in the world and I -- I appreciate that.  We've had our discussions.  Our-- our schedules on this visit didn't work out.  I come to New York and he leaves New York.  But we continue in close consultations.  We have urgent business, Israel and America, to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons.  I think it's important to delineate a red line for Iran so we're not faced with a conundrum of what to do if we don't place a red line and they just proceed to the bomb.

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National Security & Foreign Policy
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David Gregory, Liz Cheney
Show/Publication
Meet the Press, America's News HQ
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