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Jeb Bush tweet about Obama and Vatican embassy ruled 'Pants on Fire'

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December

PolitiFact gives @JebBush a "Pants on Fire" for this recent tweet: "Why would our president close the embassy to the Vatican? Hopefully, it is not retribution for Catholic organizations opposing Obamacare."

For starters, the United States is not going to "close" its embassy -- it’s relocating it to a place that’s closer to the Vatican and that is more secure, less expensive and more architecturally distinctive. In addition, the move didn’t originate with Obama. It has been in the works since George W. Bush -- Jeb Bush’s brother -- was president. Finally, we found no evidence to support the idea that the relocation was related to battles over Obamacare. We rate Bush’s claim Pants on Fire!

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[Last modified: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 9:59pm]

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