Did Nancy Pelosi Say Trump Must Apologize to Iran ‘Or Else’?

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  • Published 4 January 2020

Claim

Nancy Pelosi demanded that President Trump apologize to the Iranians for killing one of their generals “or else.”

Rating

Labeled Satire
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Origin

On Jan. 4, 2020, the Taters Gonna Tate website published an article positing that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had demanded President Trump apologize to Iran for a drone strike that killed an Iranian general:

Nancy Pelosi has really outdone herself this time. In what can only be described as a drunken rant, the commie Speaker of the House demanded that President Trump apologize to the Iranians for killing one of their generals “or else.” What does she mean by “or else?” from the rest of the rant, we couldn’t really tell.

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