Tag Archives: Donald Trump’s Lies

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GOP Bill Would Actually Cut Number of Highly Skilled Immigrants

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President Trump and his Senate allies “are now presenting their goal for immigration reform as increasing the number of high-skilled immigrants allowed into the United States,” The Atlantic reports. “But by trumpeting high-skilled immigration, Trump, Cotton, and Perdue are also obscuring the most significant impact of their proposal: a 50 percent cut in legal immigration.”

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Trump Lies Almost Six Times a Day

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Washington Post: “With just 10 days before he finishes his first year as president, Trump has made 2,001 false or misleading claims in 355 days, according to our database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the president. That’s an average of more than 5.6 claims a day.”

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Trump Takes Credit for Commercial Aviation Safety Record

“Since taking office I have been very strict on commercial aviation. Good news – it was just reported that there were zero deaths in 2017, the best and safest year on record!”

— President Trump, on Twitter, taking credit for planes not crashing.

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Trump Made 25 False Statements in 30 Minutes

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Toronto Star: “President Trump sat down Thursday for a rare interview with a media outlet other than Fox News, holding an impromptu 30-minute session with New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt at his golf club in West Palm Beach, Fla. … He made nearly one false claim per minute — 25 false claims in all.”

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Apparently, Trump Can’t Count Either

“Remember, Republicans are 5-0 in Congressional Races this year. The media refuses to mention this. I said Gillespie and Moore would lose (for very different reasons), and they did. I also predicted ‘I’ would win. Republicans will do well in 2018, very well!”

— President Trump, on Twitter.

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Trump Lies More than Most People — and Half Are Hurtful, Disparaging Lies

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Bella DePaulo: “I spent the first two decades of my career as a social scientist studying liars and their lies. I thought I had developed a sense of what to expect from them. Then along came President Trump. His lies are both more frequent and more malicious than ordinary people’s. … Trump told 6.6 times as many self-serving lies as kind ones. That’s a much higher ratio than we found for our study participants, who told about double the number of self-centered lies compared with kind ones. … The most stunning way Trump’s lies differed from our participants’, though, was in their cruelty. An astonishing 50 percent of Trump’s lies were hurtful or disparaging.”

Poetic Justice

The Great Inventor

As if we needed more proof that Trump’s a fruitcake,
Each new example just gives us a sick headache.
But he’s nothing if not relentless,
Though he’s increasingly senseless,
And now he’d have us believe he invented the word “fake.”

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He Might Not Have Invented It, But He Perfected It

“I think one of the greatest of all terms I’ve come up with is ‘fake.’”

— President Trump, quoted by The Hill.

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Trump on Track to 2,000 Lies in First Year in Office

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The Washington Post has completed “two-thirds of our year-long project analyzing, categorizing and tracking every false or misleading claim by Trump, as well as his flip-flops. As of our latest update Oct. 10, 2017, or his 264th day in office, the president has made 1,318 claims over 263 days. He has averaged five claims a day, even picking up pace since the six-month mark. … With almost exactly 100 days left to go in our year-long project, Trump is inching ever closer to breaking 2,000 claims.”

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Trump Has Lied More than 1,000 Times as President

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Washington Post: “We have been tracking President Trump’s false or misleading claims for more than seven months. Somewhere around Aug. 4 or Aug. 5, he broke 1,000 claims, and the tally now stands at 1,057. … That’s an impressive number by any standard. In fact, we are a little late with this update because we have simply been overwhelmed keeping track of the deluge of claims made by the president in the later part of July.”