CNN Guest Absurdly Claims Vast Majority of US Foreign Aid Goes to Israel



A bit later, Johnson -- recurring guest on CNN -- claimed that Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson is "in Vladimir Putin's pocket" and suggested that a President Donald Trump might be a "Manchurian candidate" for Russia as he fretted over the possibility that the Russian government had assisted in Trump's election by hacking the DNC

At about 9:08 a.m. ET, substitute host Victor Blackwell posed:

Do you expect that we will hear a response from the President when he returns to Washington? This is obviously from the Secretary of State, a member of his cabinet, but this animus some as some have called it is from the prime minister of Israel, a man of his level, should we hear from the President?

Johnson began his response:

Yeah, well, I think you're going to hear comments from both. I think President Obama is probably going to back John Kerry. John Kerry didn't write this in a vacuum. I'm sure the President-elect Donald Trump is going to say something, and I'm sure Netanyahu is going to say something.

The Morgan State University professor then introduced misinformation into the discussion as he grossly exaggerated the amount of foreign aid Israel receives from the U.S. Johnson:

But the reality is this: The United States gives the vast majority of its foreign aid to Israel. There is but so much that Netanyahu can say right now because  he's at risk of that funding being cut back once Trump is in office because he has said that he doesn't want to continue paying for the world's problems.

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