Tag Archives: Donald Trump’s Lies

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Trump Is Bashing Puerto Rico, Again

“The best thing that ever happened to Puerto Rico is President Donald J. Trump.”

— President Trump, on Twitter, while accusing Puerto Rican officials of mismanaging funds provided for cleanup on the island after Hurricane Maria left thousands dead.

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More Believe Cohen than Trump

53% to 35%

A Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday found voters saying – by a 50% to 35% margin – that they believe Michael Cohen more than his former boss. The only groups who believe Trump more than Cohen are Republicans (79% to 11%), whites without college degrees (50% to 37%) and white men (51% to 37%).”

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Trump Lied More than 100 Times in Two-Hour CPAC Speech

100-plus

Washington Post: “Powered by his two-hour stemwinder at the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 2 — which featured more than 100 false or misleading claims — President Trump is on pace to exceed his daily quota set during his first two years in office.”

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A Warning from Cohen for Republicans

“I did the same thing you’re doing now for 10 years… protecting Mr. Trump. The more people that follow Mr. Trump blindly are going to suffer the same consequences I’m suffering.”

— Michael Cohen, testifying at the House Oversight Committee hearing yesterday.

Poetic Justice

Ivanka, Job Maker

Donald Trump thinks we’re all justa buncha yobs,
Who believe the outrageous lies he lobs.
In a speech just yesterday,
He had the temerity to say,
His daughter Ivanka had created “millions of jobs.”

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Trump’s Lies Tripled in Second Year of His Presidency

8,158

“Two years after taking the oath of office, President Trump has made 8,158 false or misleading claims,” the Washington Post reports. “That includes an astonishing 6,000-plus such claims in the president’s second year. … Put another way: The president averaged nearly 5.9 false or misleading claims a day in his first year in office. But he hit nearly 16.5 a day in his second year, almost triple the pace.”

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Carter: I Never Discussed Wall with Trump

“I have not discussed the border wall with President Trump, and do not support him on the issue.”

— Former President Carter, becoming the latest former president to deny telling President Trump that he regrets not building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, The Hill reports. Trump last week claimed former presidents have discussed the subject with him.

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Trump Lies About Having Trouble Finding Kelly Replacement

“Fake News has it purposely wrong. Many, over ten, are vying for and wanting the White House Chief of Staff position. Why wouldn’t someone want one of the truly great and meaningful jobs in Washington. Please report news correctly. Thank you!”

— President Trump, insisting on Tuesday that “he’s having no trouble finding a new chief of staff, despite having already burned through two such top aides and being turned down by his reported first choice,” Politico reports.

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WaPo Creates a New Fact-Checker Category Just for Trump

20


The Washington Post has instituted a new fact checking category — called “Bottomless Pinocchios” — for President Trump’s false claims that have been repeated at least 20 times and were originally rated Three or Four Pinocchios. “The Fact Checker has not identified statements from any other current elected official who meets the standard other than Trump. In fact, 14 statements made by the president immediately qualify for the list.”

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If Not for Mueller, Trump Says His Approval Would Be at 75 Percent

75%

“Without the phony Russia Witch Hunt, and with all that we have accomplished in the last almost two years (Tax & Regulation Cuts, Judge’s, Military, Vets, etc.) my approval rating would be at 75% rather than the 50% just reported by Rasmussen.” — President Trump, claiming in a tweet that his approval rating would be 75% if it wasn’t for special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. FiveThirtyEight has Trump’s average approval at just 41%.