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Shane Savitsky Jan 25, 2017
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Tulsi Gabbard reveals she met with Assad in Syria

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard told CNN this afternoon that, in addition to expressing "love and aloha" to the Syrian people, she also met with Bashar al-Assad during her recent trip to the country.

Something to consider #1: If this seems like a Trumpian move for a Dem, don't forget that Steve Bannon "loves" Gabbard and set up a meeting between her and Trump in November.

Something to consider #2: She's been coy about who actually paid for her trip, leading some to believe it might have been organized by a pro-Assad NGO.