T r u m p ’ s L i e s

Many Americans have become accustomed to President Trump’s lies. But as regular as they have become, the country should not allow itself to become numb to them. So we have cataloged nearly every outright lie he has told publicly since taking the oath of office.

JAN. 21 “I wasn’t a fan of Iraq. I didn’t want to go into Iraq.” (He was for an invasion before he was against it.)JAN. 21 “A reporter for Time magazine — and I have been on their cover 14 or 15 times. I think we have the all-time record in the history of Time magazine.” (Trump was on the cover 11 times and Nixon appeared 55 times.)JAN. 23 “Between 3 million and 5 million illegal votes caused me to lose the popular vote.” (There’s no evidence of illegal voting.)JAN. 25 “Now, the audience was the biggest ever. But this crowd was massive. Look how far back it goes. This crowd was massive.” (Official aerial photos show Obama’s 2009 inauguration was much more heavily attended.)JAN. 25 “Take a look at the Pew reports (which show voter fraud.)” (The report never mentioned voter fraud.)JAN. 25 “You had millions of people that now aren’t insured anymore.” (The real number is less than 1 million, according to the Urban Institute.)JAN. 25 “So, look, when President Obama was there two weeks ago making a speech, very nice speech. Two people were shot and killed during his speech. You can’t have that.” (There were no gun homicide victims in Chicago that day.)JAN. 26 “We’ve taken in tens of thousands of people. We know nothing about them. They can say they vet them. They didn’t vet them. They have no papers. How can you vet somebody when you don’t know anything about them and you have no papers? How do you vet them? You can’t.” (Vetting lasts up to two years.)JAN. 26 “I cut off hundreds of millions of dollars off one particular plane, hundreds of millions of dollars in a short period of time. It wasn’t like I spent, like, weeks, hours, less than hours, and many, many hundreds of millions of dollars. And the plane’s going to be better.” (Most of the cuts were already planned.)JAN. 28 “The coverage about me in the @nytimes and the @washingtonpost has been so false and angry that the Times actually apologized to its dwindling subscribers and readers.” (It never apologized.)JAN. 29 “The Cuban-Americans, I got 84 percent of that vote.” (There is no support for this.)JAN. 30 “Only 109 people out of 325,000 were detained and held for questioning. Big problems at airports were caused by Delta computer outage.” (At least 746 people were detained and processed, and the Delta outage happened two days later.)FEB. 3 “Professional anarchists, thugs and paid protesters are proving the point of the millions of people who voted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” (There is no evidence of paid protesters.)FEB. 4 “After being forced to apologize for its bad and inaccurate coverage of me after winning the election, the FAKE NEWS @nytimes is still lost!” (It never apologized.)FEB. 5 “We had 109 people out of hundreds of thousands of travelers and all we did was vet those people very, very carefully.” (About 60,000 people were affected.)FEB. 6 “I have already saved more than $700 million when I got involved in the negotiation on the F-35.” (Much of the price drop was projected before Trump took office.)FEB. 6 “It’s gotten to a point where it is not even being reported. And in many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it.” (Terrorism has been reported on, often in detail.)FEB. 6 “The failing @nytimes was forced to apologize to its subscribers for the poor reporting it did on my election win. Now they are worse!” (It didn’t apologize.)FEB. 6 “And the previous administration allowed it to happen because we shouldn’t have been in Iraq, but we shouldn’t have gotten out the way we got out. It created a vacuum, ISIS was formed.” (The group’s origins date to 2004.)FEB. 7 “And yet the murder rate in our country is the highest it’s been in 47 years, right? Did you know that? Forty-seven years.” (It was higher in the 1980s and ’90s.)FEB. 7 “I saved more than $600 million. I got involved in negotiation on a fighter jet, the F-35.” (The Defense Department projected this price drop before Trump took office.)FEB. 9 “Chris Cuomo, in his interview with Sen. Blumenthal, never asked him about his long-term lie about his brave ‘service’ in Vietnam. FAKE NEWS!” (It was part of Cuomo’s first question.)FEB. 9 Sen. Richard Blumenthal “now misrepresents what Judge Gorsuch told him?” (The Gorsuch comments were later corroborated.)FEB. 10 “I don’t know about it. I haven’t seen it. What report is that?” (Trump knew about Flynn’s actions for weeks.)FEB. 12 “Just leaving Florida. Big crowds of enthusiastic supporters lining the road that the FAKE NEWS media refuses to mention. Very dishonest!” (The media did cover it.)FEB. 16 “We got 306 because people came out and voted like they’ve never seen before so that’s the way it goes. I guess it was the biggest Electoral College win since Ronald Reagan.” (George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama all won bigger margins in the Electoral College.)FEB. 16 “That’s the other thing that was wrong with the travel ban. You had Delta with a massive problem with their computer system at the airports.” (Delta’s problems happened two days later.)FEB. 16 “Walmart announced it will create 10,000 jobs in the United States just this year because of our various plans and initiatives.” (The jobs are a result of its investment plans announced in October 2016.)FEB. 16 “When WikiLeaks, which I had nothing to do with, comes out and happens to give, they’re not giving classified information.” (Not always. They have released classified information in the past.)FEB. 16 “We had a very smooth rollout of the travel ban. But we had a bad court. Got a bad decision.” (The rollout was chaotic.)FEB. 16 “They’re giving stuff — what was said at an office about Hillary cheating on the debates. Which, by the way, nobody mentions. Nobody mentions that Hillary received the questions to the debates.” (It was widely covered.)FEB. 18 “And there was no way to vet those people. There was no documentation. There was no nothing.” (Refugees receive multiple background checks, taking up to two years.)FEB. 18 “You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this?” (Trump implied there was a terror attack in Sweden, but there was no such attack.)FEB. 24 “By the way, you folks are in here — this place is packed, there are lines that go back six blocks.” (There was no evidence of long lines.)FEB. 24 “ICE came and endorsed me.” (Only its union did.)FEB. 24 “Obamacare covers very few people — and remember, deduct from the number all of the people that had great health care that they loved that was taken away from them — it was taken away from them.” (Obamacare increased coverage by a net of about 20 million.)FEB. 27 “Since Obamacare went into effect, nearly half of the insurers are stopped and have stopped from participating in the Obamacare exchanges.” (Many fewer pulled out.)FEB. 27 “On one plane, on a small order of one plane, I saved $725 million. And I would say I devoted about, if I added it up, all those calls, probably about an hour. So I think that might be my highest and best use.” (Much of the price cut was already projected.)FEB. 28 “And now, based on our very strong and frank discussions, they are beginning to do just that.” (NATO countries agreed to meet defense spending requirements in 2014.)FEB. 28 “The E.P.A.’s regulators were putting people out of jobs by the hundreds of thousands.” (There’s no evidence that the Waters of the United States rule caused severe job losses.)FEB. 28 “We have begun to drain the swamp of government corruption by imposing a five-year ban on lobbying by executive branch officials.” (They can’t lobby their former agency but can still become lobbyists.)MARCH 3 “It is so pathetic that the Dems have still not approved my full Cabinet.” (Paperwork for the last two candidates was still not submitted to the Senate.)MARCH 4 “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” (There’s no evidence of a wiretap.)MARCH 4 “How low has President Obama gone to tap my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!” (There’s no evidence of a wiretap.)MARCH 7 “122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield. Just another terrible decision!” (113 of them were released by President George W. Bush.)MARCH 13 “I saved a lot of money on those jets, didn’t I? Did I do a good job? More than $725 million on them.” (Much of the cost cuts were planned before Trump.)MARCH 13 “First of all, it covers very few people.” (About 20 million people gained insurance under Obamacare.)MARCH 15 “On the airplanes, I saved $725 million. Probably took me a half an hour if you added up all of the times.” (Much of the cost cuts were planned before Trump.)MARCH 17 “I was in Tennessee — I was just telling the folks — and half of the state has no insurance company, and the other half is going to lose the insurance company.” (There’s at least one insurer in every Tennessee county.)MARCH 20 “With just one negotiation on one set of airplanes, I saved the taxpayers of our country over $700 million.” (Much of the cost cuts were planned before Trump.)MARCH 21 “To save taxpayer dollars, I’ve already begun negotiating better contracts for the federal government — saving over $700 million on just one set of airplanes of which there are many sets.” (Much of the cost cuts were planned before Trump.)MARCH 22 “I make the statement, everyone goes crazy. The next day they have a massive riot, and death, and problems.” (Riots in Sweden broke out two days later and there were no deaths.)MARCH 22 “NATO, obsolete, because it doesn’t cover terrorism. They fixed that.” (It has fought terrorism since the 1980s.)MARCH 22 “Well, now, if you take a look at the votes, when I say that, I mean mostly they register wrong — in other words, for the votes, they register incorrectly and/or illegally. And they then vote. You have tremendous numbers of people.” (There’s no evidence of widespread voter fraud.)MARCH 29 “Remember when the failing @nytimes apologized to its subscribers, right after the election, because their coverage was so wrong. Now worse!” (It didn’t apologize.)MARCH 31 “We have a lot of plants going up now in Michigan that were never going to be there if I — if I didn’t win this election, those plants would never even think about going back. They were gone.” (These investments were already planned.)APRIL 2 “And I was totally opposed to the war in the Middle East which I think finally has been proven, people tried very hard to say I wasn’t but you’ve seen that it is now improving.” (He was for an invasion before he was against it.)APRIL 2 “Now, my last tweet — you know, the one that you are talking about, perhaps — was the one about being, in quotes, wiretapped, meaning surveilled. Guess what, it is turning out to be true.” (There is still no evidence.)APRIL 5 “You have many states coming up where they’re going to have no insurance company. O.K.? It’s already happened in Tennessee. It’s happening in Kentucky. Tennessee only has half coverage. Half the state is gone. They left.” (Every marketplace region in Tennessee had at least one insurer.)APRIL 6 “If you look at the kind of cost-cutting we’ve been able to achieve with the military and at the same time ordering vast amounts of equipment — saved hundreds of millions of dollars on airplanes, and really billions, because if you take that out over a period of years it’s many billions of dollars — I think we’ve had a tremendous success.” (Much of the price cuts were already projected.)APRIL 11 “I like Steve, but you have to remember he was not involved in my campaign until very late. I had already beaten all the senators and all the governors, and I didn’t know Steve.” (He knew Steve Bannon since 2011.)APRIL 12 “You can’t do it faster, because they’re obstructing. They’re obstructionists. So I have people — hundreds of people that we’re trying to get through. I mean you have — you see the backlog. We can’t get them through.” (At this point, he had not nominated anyone for hundreds of positions.)APRIL 12 “The New York Times said the word wiretapped in the headline of the first edition. Then they took it out of there fast when they realized.” (There were separate headlines for print and web, but neither were altered.)APRIL 12 “The secretary general and I had a productive discussion about what more NATO can do in the fight against terrorism. I complained about that a long time ago and they made a change, and now they do fight terrorism.” (NATO has been engaged in counterterrorism efforts since the 1980s.)APRIL 12 “Mosul was supposed to last for a week and now they’ve been fighting it for many months and so many more people died.” (The campaign was expected to take months.)APRIL 16 “Someone should look into who paid for the small organized rallies yesterday. The election is over!” (There’s no evidence of paid protesters.)APRIL 18 “The fake media goes, ‘Donald Trump changed his stance on China.’ I haven’t changed my stance.” (He did.)APRIL 21 “On 90 planes I saved $725 million. It’s actually a little bit more than that, but it’s $725 million.” (Much of the price cuts were already projected.)APRIL 21 “When WikiLeaks came out … never heard of WikiLeaks, never heard of it.” (He criticized it as early as 2010.)APRIL 27 “I want to help our miners while the Democrats are blocking their healthcare.” (The bill to extend health benefits for certain coal miners was introduced by a Democrat and was co-sponsored by mostly Democrats.)APRIL 28 “The trade deficit with Mexico is close to $70 billion, even with Canada it’s $17 billion trade deficit with Canada.” (The U.S. had an $8.1 billion trade surplus, not deficit, with Canada in 2016.)APRIL 28 “She’s running against someone who’s going to raise your taxes to the sky, destroy your health care, and he’s for open borders — lots of crime.” (Those are not Jon Ossoff’s positions.)APRIL 28 “The F-35 fighter jet program — it was way over budget. I’ve saved $725 million plus, just by getting involved in the negotiation.” (Much of the price cuts were planned before Trump.)APRIL 29 “They’re incompetent, dishonest people who after an election had to apologize because they covered it, us, me, but all of us, they covered it so badly that they felt they were forced to apologize because their predictions were so bad.” (The Times did not apologize.)APRIL 29 “As you know, I’ve been a big critic of China, and I’ve been talking about currency manipulation for a long time. But I have to tell you that during the election, number one, they stopped.” (China stopped years ago.)APRIL 29 “I’ve already saved more than $725 million on a simple order of F-35 planes. I got involved in the negotiation.” (Much of the price cuts were planned before Trump.)APRIL 29 “We’re also getting NATO countries to finally step up and contribute their fair share. They’ve begun to increase their contributions by billions of dollars, but we are not going to be satisfied until everyone pays what they owe.” (The deal was struck in 2014.)APRIL 29 “When they talk about currency manipulation, and I did say I would call China, if they were, a currency manipulator, early in my tenure. And then I get there. Number one, they — as soon as I got elected, they stopped.” (China stopped in 2014.)APRIL 29 “I was negotiating to reduce the price of the big fighter jet contract, the F-35, which was totally out of control. I will save billions and billions and billions of dollars.” (Most of the cuts were planned before Trump.)APRIL 29 “I think our side’s been proven very strongly. And everybody’s talking about it.” (There’s still no evidence Trump’s phones were tapped.)MAY 1 “Well, we are protecting pre-existing conditions. And it’ll be every good — bit as good on pre-existing conditions as Obamacare.” (The bill weakens protections for people with pre-existing conditions.)MAY 1 “The F-35 fighter jet — I saved — I got involved in the negotiation. It’s 2,500 jets. I negotiated for 90 planes, lot 10. I got $725 million off the price.” (Much of the price cuts were planned before Trump.)MAY 1 “First of all, since I started running, they haven’t increased their — you know, they have not manipulated their currency. I think that was out of respect to me and the campaign.” (China stopped years ago.)MAY 2 “I love buying those planes at a reduced price. I have been really — I have cut billions — I have to tell you this, and they can check, right, Martha? I have cut billions and billions of dollars off plane contracts sitting here.” (Much of the cost cuts were planned before Trump.)MAY 4 “Number two, they’re actually not a currency [manipulator]. You know, since I’ve been talking about currency manipulation with respect to them and other countries, they stopped.” (China stopped years ago.)MAY 4 “We’re the highest-taxed nation in the world.” (We’re not.)MAY 4 “Nobody cares about my tax return except for the reporters.” (Polls show most Americans do care.)MAY 8 “You know we’ve gotten billions of dollars more in NATO than we’re getting. All because of me.” (The deal was struck in 2014.)MAY 8 “But when I did his show, which by the way was very highly rated. It was high — highest rating. The highest rating he’s ever had.” (Colbert’s “Late Show” debut had nearly two million more viewers.)MAY 8 “Director Clapper reiterated what everybody, including the fake media already knows — there is ‘no evidence’ of collusion w/ Russia and Trump.” (Clapper only said he wasn’t aware of an investigation.)MAY 12 “Again, the story that there was collusion between the Russians & Trump campaign was fabricated by Dems as an excuse for losing the election.” (The F.B.I. was investigating before the election.)MAY 12 “When James Clapper himself, and virtually everyone else with knowledge of the witch hunt, says there is no collusion, when does it end?” (Clapper said he wouldn’t have been told of an investigation into collusion.)MAY 13 “I’m cutting the price of airplanes with Lockheed.” (The cost cuts were planned before he became president.)MAY 26 “Just arrived in Italy for the G7. Trip has been very successful. We made and saved the USA many billions of dollars and millions of jobs.” (He’s referencing an arms deal that’s not enacted and other apparent deals that weren’t announced on the trip.)JUNE 1 “China will be allowed to build hundreds of additional coal plants. So, we can’t build the plants, but they can, according to this agreement. India will be allowed to double its coal production by 2020.” (The agreement doesn’t allow or disallow building coal plants.)JUNE 1 “I’ve just returned from a trip overseas where we concluded nearly $350 billion of military and economic development for the United States, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs.” (Trump’s figures are inflated and premature.)JUNE 4 “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!’” (The mayor was specifically talking about the enlarged police presence on the streets.)JUNE 5 “The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.” (Trump signed this version of the travel ban, not the Justice Department.)JUNE 21 “They all say it’s ‘nonbinding.’ Like hell it’s nonbinding.” (The Paris climate agreement is nonbinding — and Trump said so in his speech announcing the withdrawal.)JUNE 21 “Right now, we are one of the highest-taxed nations in the world.” (We’re not.)




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  1. mamajoy 2 years ago

    I think he needs a really strong publicist who can try to break his bad habits. But I actually don’t even think that will change his tactics. Most of the things he has said that are lies are really exaggerations, omissions, half-truths, or statements taken out of context.

    I think that our president is smarter than we give him credit for. He has proven himself to be a successful businessman(and now politician) who has a niche for manipulating people and situations to suit his needs. Many have taken his statements to be true and fail to fact-check the information that he provides. To me, that says more about our citizens than it does about our elected leader. If he can get the support needed to keep his followers rallying around his decisions – that’s really all he needs to feel that the country is on his side.

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      Gina 2 years ago

      He won’t listen to a publicist. He believes he is the smartest person in the room. I disagree that he is a good businessman. His businesses have been involved in at least 3,500 legal actions in federal and state courts during the past three decades. They range from skirmishes with casino patrons to million-dollar real estate suits to personal defamation lawsuits, and to non-payment to his contractors.

      Bottom line: When it comes to building and managing tangible assets, there’s really not much evidence that Trump has any special talent. He inherited a huge amount of money and nearly lost it all during his first couple of decades in the development business. However, before the money ran out he was able to use it to create the “Trump show” (his words), and in the couple of decades since then his income has come not from building things, but primarily from licensing and entertainment.

      http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2016/01/donald-trump-mediocre-businessman/

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      • mamajoy 2 years ago

        I don’t think he’s a good businessman, but I do think he has found success that many of us cannot relate to. I also think that we tend to view him from a standpoint that is tainted with negativity and that makes it easy to focus on the failures and minimize any success.

        As long as these “lies” go uncontested and reporters and interviewers do not directly address the issue with the President’s statements, he will surely continue along this path. I blame a lot of this on our country’s social media stupidity and reality tv obsession.

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        Gina 2 years ago

        The crazy thing, it took a reality TV “star” to become president, which led to the death of reality TV. Who is talking about any of the reality shows anymore, when we have the “best” reality show coming out of the White House?

        The media did help create this monster. They showed every single one of trump’s rallies, but wouldn’t show Bernie Sanders who was drawing just as many people. Trump got so much free press because he was making money for the networks.

        Trump is good at reading people. He is good at reading their fears and pouncing on them.

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  2. Fletch 2 years ago

    what makes him different from any other politician, other than he our President now?

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      Gina 2 years ago

      If you have to ask this question, you are not paying attention.

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      • Fletch 2 years ago

        maybe not, but that didn’t answer my question.

        I should have replied “are you surprised that politicians lie?”

        If you answer no, then your question is answered.
        If you answer yes, then YOU are not paying attention.

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        Gina 2 years ago

        Good points. The 45th is something different. He can’t even get his stories straight with his own staff. They say one thing, he tweets something different. This is not normal. Nothing about the 45th is normal.

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      • Fletch 2 years ago

        normal? what is a normal politician anyway?

        this is normal for him.

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        Gina 2 years ago

        The things he does is not normal. I am not going to go through a whole list of things. But, the fact that he hasn’t cut any of his business ties is not normal. Jimmy Carter had to sell his frinking peanut farm when he became president. Even W Bush sold his stake in the MLB team, Texas Rangers when he became governor of Texas.
        Every president in modern times has shown their tax returns. This shit isn’t normal. His latest tweets today about Mike of MSNBC bleeding from the face is making his own party tell him to stop and say, “this is not normal.”

        Lindsey Graham ✔ @LindseyGrahamSC
        Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America.

        7:15 AM – 29 Jun 2017
        “Please just stop,” Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) tweeted. “This isn’t normal and it’s beneath the dignity of your office.”
        Ben Sasse ✔ @BenSasse
        Please just stop. This isn’t normal and it’s beneath the dignity of your office.

        http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-morning-joe-attack-gop-response

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      • Fletch 2 years ago

        I’ll say it again, it’s normal for him, apparently.

        but meh – not changing my day to day life.

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        Gina 2 years ago

        that’s “nice” of you to think that.

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      • Fletch 2 years ago

        :unamused: “thanks” – but I am right

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        Gina 2 years ago

        It’s sad to say, I think you are wrong. There are many things trump and the gop are doing that will effect you. 1) Do you like clean air and drinking water?

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      • Fletch 2 years ago

        how am I supposed to answer that, NO?? that’s a stupid question. you’re better than that.

        as for Trump and the GOP affecting me? I can adjust to whatever.

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        Gina 2 years ago

        It’s only a stupid question if you don’t care about laws that protect our streams have been overturned. If it makes you feel better to think that trump and friends are not going to affect you, well that is your prerogative.

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      • Fletch 2 years ago

        I chose to focus on the positive things in my life, not “cataloging nearly every outright lie” of a politician. They lie, get over it. They cheat and they steal. We know this, yet you people are outraged when they do. This is why I stay away from politics. You are not going to change anyone’s mind by saying the other guy is bad. Just like the other side isn’t changing your mind about Trump, et al.

        We can discuss and debate, but at the end of the day, our opinions will remain the same.

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        Gina 2 years ago

        That is a very healthy way to handle this situation we are in. I commend you.

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  3. luftballooneyegouge 2 years ago

    I’ve told Republicans who hate Obama, that without them, he’d still be in the Illinois Senate.
    It’s the same with Trump. I told a kid before Trump was running, maybe even before HRC declared she was running, that anybody could beat her. I had no idea how such an extreme example would make my case, but here we are.
    Trump most likely wouldn’t be President if they’d have run Sanders, O’Malley, Chaffee, Webb, or Lessig.
    The New York Times throws gas on the “fake news accusation” fire by starting out about the Invasion of Iraq. Trump supported Democrats until 2008, & there’s video of him expressing his doubts on Iraq.
    The current DNC strategy against Trump is pretty poor, just as were the GOP’s tactics against Obama. This usually occurs because both parties are complicit in the most egregious areas.
    Trump sure does lie, but the precedent has been set along time ago, that politicians and Presidents lie, so once again there’s this parity where any supporter of whoever can point to something on the other side to make themselves feel better.
    Trump’s main problem is the crowd he runs with. Carl Icahn is just so loathesome, as the Grand Dragon of Greed. There’s the other tools, but I think Icahn has a far bigger influence on Trump. Trump’s major bulk of business has always been based on making rich people happy. He’s still very much in business, & the Carl Icahn’s he has literally served in the past, & perhaps still does, don’t give a shit about the little guys any more than the mafia thugs he emulates.

    “I’m telling you he’s like a crybaby in the schoolyard. I went to a tough school in Queens, you know, and they used to beat up the little Jewish boys. He was like one of the little Jewish boys crying …” -Carl Icahn

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  4. Lucifer Rising 2 years ago

    In context, a lot of that is nitpicking, and it certainly is a good example of the “mainstream media” going against him as if on a witch hunt. All politicians “lie”, and there have been numerous studies on this. Of the candidates, between Clinton, Sanders, and Trump, I recall, IF I recall correctly, Clinton came out as the least deceptive. But even her rate was relatively very high.

    Because much of this is not *lying*, but simple inaccuracy as *most* humans are very prone to.

    I think most of my “socializing” here is in responding to simple inaccuracies, and an inability to even try to be accurate on major beliefs. Instead, people get their beliefs from the internet, and apparently spend a lot of time reciting this information their head… confusing this with the process of independent thinking.

    This does not mean I stand for Trump. I did not vote for either candidate.

    But, this is certainly proving his point that the mainstream media is left leaning, which few will honestly deny.

    With the most popular exception being Fox News….

    It is simply part of the mainstream journalist culture. And the attacks are at a roar and fevered pitch level. Most of it is just “crying wolf”. And basic partisanship without any thought for anything else. Like truth.

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  5. immortal_pirate 2 years ago

    No.

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      Gina 2 years ago

      You are correct. He isn’t so much of a liar, but a Con Artist.

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  6. ladybarbara 2 years ago

    I agree with Mamajoy that most of the things he says are “exaggerations, omissions, half-truths, or statements taken out of context.”

    I pay attention to WHEN he said it and what he knew about that at the time he said it. We all have said one thing under one circumstance and changed our view of it later on in another circumstance. I once said that I am NOT going to sell my house to move to Arizona. Yet, here I am. Does that make me a liar? The statements were years apart and under different circumstances. I meant the first statement at the time I said it.

    I don’t nit-pick people. I am certainly not going to nit-pick the person that all the red states —— that vast huge area in between the West coast and New York —– voted to be our President. He IS the President. I am amused sometimes by his “Eddie Haskell” humor. I watch and weigh statements and make sure that he is not doing anything that could be an impeachable offense. So far, he has every right to make the changes he is making and he relies on a team of people before he makes his decisions.

    Lord knows, if I nit-picked every little thing and picked out every flaw and got nasty about it, I’d look like a hysterical moon bat. If I nit-picked everyone around me and argued about their way of thinking, I would have people avoiding me. I avoid contact with people who nit-pick and argue. I turn my back and ignore them. Life is better when I trust that our President is going to do his job, as he is doing. So far, I like everything he does for us. By us, I mean Heartland America —- all the red states.

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      Gina 2 years ago

      I don’t read your responses anymore since you posted a video of a woman pooping in public on my World Refugee Day post, and your latest shameful response about bug zapping humans. I can’t stand trump as you know, but I wish him no physical harm.
      Shame on you Barb.

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    • griz 2 years ago

      Perhaps the key issue is that a leader SHOULD have the maturity to not just blurt out everything their emotions are feeding them at the time. They owe to the people they lead, at least a modicum of decorum, wisdom, maturity, tact, self-control. And Trump is patently refusing to “pay what he owes”: but is this really anything new?

      Using your example: your going back on your assertion that you would not sell your house and move to Arizona did not and is not going to adversely affect the lives of millions or the course of a nation!

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  7. Yin 2 years ago

    Misinformed, ignorant, liar. Really depends on the situation I think. I also feel that he believes some of his lies. It is like his emotions and opinions become his facts because he believes in them so much. His feelings become his evidence. Example: The idea of capital punishment. It is easy to think that publicly executing law breakers/murderers/rapists will result in less crime because people are afraid of that happening to them. It sounds good on paper and I can see where one could truly believe that. I just have yet to see any proof of that, and we have had those punishments throughout our history. They don’t work like that. If anything, they will lead to a more violent and desperate society. I think he truly believes some of the arguments that look good on paper or those that he assumes to be true. It could probably even be seen as worse than a lie, because at least there is a chance of contradicting statements when he lies (as he has done.)

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    • griz 2 years ago

      I think you’ve hit the nail right on the head with emotions becoming fact, feelings becoming evidence, and ignorance standing in for truth.

      And the travesty of it all, is that this is is the epitome of a child’s process, through and through. All adults, all leaders, have “pockets” of this. But the current POTUS seems out to demonstrate and prove that he is little more than this.

      The old SoulPancake put great stock in it’s “Kid President” meme. And now American has an emoting child as their President. A bit of prophecy perhaps??

      But this isn’t just on him; because one simply cannot expect certain things from a child who is lacking in adult maturity. This is now firmly upon the heads of 1) those who put the child there at the behest of THEIR emotions and 2) those who make excuses for him and let it continue for the sake of THEIR emotions.
      He truly is “their representative”.

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  8. weenis 2 years ago

    The tears of a snowflake.

    I’d vote for Trump again for the sole purpose of watching the liberal world burn to the ground.

    Why do you guys keep voting for Pelosi? The old hag needs to go away.

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      Gina 2 years ago

      Nancy Pelosi isn’t in my state. Once again, you don’t sound like a real christian.

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      • weenis 2 years ago

        Liberalism at it’s core is completely opposed to Christianity.

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      • griz 2 years ago

        Actually, both sides are very anti-Christ — remembering that posturing religiosity is something Christ spoke very strongly against.

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  9. Valeria 2 years ago

    I don’t know, let’s see what politifact says…
    http://www.politifact.com/personalities/donald-trump/

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      Gina 2 years ago

      Thank you for the link! How are you? Long time man.

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  10. griz 2 years ago

    He is who America has chosen to lead them and represent them to the world and speak for them.
    The “popular vote” aside, he was duly elected by an approved function of the voting system “working properly”.

    And that’s about all I can say about the current POTUS.

    As for the man? He is who is is and is running true to past form. Were there expectations contrary to this happening?
    We really don’t need lists to tell us he is continuing to do what his country rewarded him hansomely for doing and being.

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