There were a lot of whoppers told yesterday.
A LOT of whoppers.
In fact in the beginning of this video Trump lies that the press is preventing him from making deals with Russia.
However at around the 3:10 mark Trump makes the following accusation about Hillary Clinton:
"She tried to make a deal, she had the reset. She gave all that valuable Uranium away, she did other things. They say I'm close to Russia, Hillary Clinton gave away 20% of the uranium in the United Stares, she's close to Russia."
That, of course, is complete bullshit.
Courtesy of CNBC:
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.
PolitiFact pointed out that 20 percent of uranium capacity is different from 20 percent of existing uranium. Moreover, the State Department was one of nine government agencies that had to sign off on the deals. Other federal and state regulators also had to approve them.
Clinton was the nation's top diplomat when the sales took place, and the Obama administration was still trying to reset relations with Moscow at the time, PolitiFact noted.
However, Clinton did not represent the State Department on the panel of agency officials who approve deals such as the Uranium One transaction. The representative at the time, former Assistant Secretary Jose Fernandez, told the Times, "Mrs. Clinton never intervened with me on any C.F.I.U.S. matter," referring to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
Not only that but as Politifact also pointed out Russia does not have a license to export uranium outside of the United States which suggests that they were much more interested in Uranium One’s assets in Kazakhstan, which is in fact the world's largest producer of uranium.
In other words NONE of America's uranium fell into Russian hands.
It should also be noted that Trump has been lying about this at least as far back as June of 2016, and that this is another of those almost impossible to kill conspiracy theories touted by Right Wing media outlets.
But that is all it is, a conspiracy theory with no factual basis.
However we are learning that Trump's possible collusion with Russia is looking less and less like a conspiracy theory every single day.