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CNN’s Anderson Cooper Smacks Down Bogus Reports About $200 Million Presidential Trip

Last night, CNN’s Anderson Cooper took aim at specious reports floating around the web and talk radio that President Obama’s upcoming trip to Asia will cost taxpayers $200 million a day.

It was a must-see segment, smacking down the claims while pointing out the high profile talkers that have been repeating the figure without attempting to verify it. The $200 million claim was made by one newspaper in India, and was based on an anonymous quote.



As Cooper points out in the segment, the entire war in Afghanistan costs $190 million a day, and previous Presidential trips of similar scope cost closer to $5 million a day, leaving little doubt that the number was bogus.

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