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Posted November 01, 2018 09:24:14 In an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, President Trump said the phrase “peace plant” was the name of a peace initiative created by a group of farmers in California.
The farmers, known as the Peace Farmers, began planting flowers in honor of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Trump said.
“I have to tell you, that was a great thing,” Trump said of the plant.
“The farmers, I think, actually did something really special and special.
It’s called the Peace Plant.
It was actually one of the most amazing things.”
The farm that started the project was named after Trump’s father, who worked at the plant, Trump told Bash.
“It’s been an incredible honor, I mean, I’m proud to say it was my father who helped to start it.”
In the early 1990s, the Peace Farm, with the help of other farmers, planted about 30 million flowers in California, which the president said was a success.
“We planted a lot of these flowers and I think it’s because of the president that it started to take off,” Trump told the interviewer.
“And it took off, I don’t know, it’s a really special thing to have this plant in your backyard.”
The president did not provide any evidence to support his claim.
He said it was because the plant was named for the president.
“He said it’s called ‘Peace Plant,’ which is actually a great, I really like that word, because it’s so beautiful,” Trump explained.
The president’s claim was echoed by others in the Trump administration.
“There are many people who have done such amazing things for the country and the world,” Trump added.
“They’ve done it all from the bottom of the earth to the top.
The peace is the biggest deal, they’re doing the greatest things.”