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Michele Bachmann Compares Obama To Andreas Lubitz, Pilot Who Downed Germanwings Airliner

04/01/2015 02:31 pm ET | Updated Apr 01, 2015

Former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) compared President Barack Obama to Andreas Lubitz, the pilot who downed the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps last week.

In a Tuesday Facebook post, Bachmann said Obama was like Lubitz because of the U.S.'s nuclear talks with Iran:

With his Iran deal, Barack Obama is for the 300 million souls of the United States what Andreas Lubitz was for the 150...

A French prosecutor said recordings from the airplane's black box suggest Lubitz brought the plane down deliberately. Lufthansa, the parent company of Germanwings, said in a statement Tuesday it knew Lubitz had suffered from an episode of "severe depression" before he finished his training with the company.

All 150 people on board the Germanwings flight died in the crash, including 144 passengers and six crew members.

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