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Presidential candidate and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard doubles down on her defense of Syrian dictator Assad


She said that US involvement in Syria was 'being waged under false pretenses'

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During an interview with Vice News, presidential hopeful and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) stood by her defense of Syrian President Bashar Assad, saying she wasn't convinced that he ever used chemical weapons.

What's the background?

In 2017, Gabbard travelled to Syria to meet with Assad, while the rest of the U.S. government was condemning him for launching brutal chemical weapons attacks against his own people.

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