Tag Archives: Donald Trump’s Lies

Poetic Justice

Five Lies a Day

How does Donald lie? Let us count the ways.
He whips out a whopper whenever it pays.
On almost any occasion,
He’ll opt for mendacious,
And he’s already lied 317 times in just 64 days.

Enumerati

Tracking Trump’s Lies

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President Trump has been in office for 64 days and the Washington Post reports he’s made 317 false or misleading claims so far.

Verbatim

Sanders: How Do You Respond to a Lying President?

I happen to strongly believe in civil political discourse. The vast majority of people in Congress who hold views different than mine are not liars. It is critical we have strong, fact-based debates on the important issues facing our country and that we respect people who come to different conclusions. In a democracy people will always have honestly held different points of view. … But how does one respond to a president who has complete disregard for reality and who makes assertions heard by billions of people around the world that have no basis in fact?

Bernie Sanders

News & Comment

There Are Eight Tricks Donald’s Spox Use to Lie to the Press

Slate.com
Slate.com
In Politico Magazine, Virginia Heffernan describes the eight techniques Trump mouthpieces like Kellyanne Conway, Stephen Miller and Sean Spicer use to lie to, obfuscate and mislead the media:

1. The He-Believes-It Shuffle
2. The Kellyanne Escape Asana
3. The Spicey Nitpick
4. Trumpal Infallibility
5. “George…”
6. I Know You Are, But What Am I?
7. Move Along. Nothing to See Here.
8. This Is Very Fluid

Verbatim

Trump Lies to Undermine the Media

And he lied, of course. And I don’t mean in the speech itself. He lied directly to the faces of the media muckety-mucks that afternoon, telling them that he was going to embrace some kind of immigration reform. For a few hours, much of the press duly reported this — until they heard the speech itself, which did no such thing. The lie, we were told, was a ‘misdirection,’ in order to get some favorable coverage from the media that afternoon. … But think about that for a minute. This wasn’t a trial balloon, delivered by some anonymous sources to see the impact of a potential policy. This wasn’t even a defensible fib, for national-security reasons. It was an outright lie from the president himself in order to delegitimize the press. If the New York Times or the evening news reports something completely untrue — indeed refuted just a few hours later — what happens to their credibility? Bannon is not kidding when he describes the free press as the opposition. For shameless demagogues, it always is. And this creepily authoritarian administration will happily lie to its face.

Andrew Sullivan

Poetic Justice

One Lie-Less Day

We’ll concede that Donald Trump’s really trying,
But a pivot? That’s something we are not buying.
Has there been a change?
We do find it strange
That Trump went a full day without lying.

Enumerati

10 Sources Say Yemen Raid Yielded no Intelligence

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“The Pentagon says Navy SEALs scooped up laptops, hard drives and cell phones in last month’s Yemen raid, but multiple U.S. officials told NBC News that none of the intelligence gleaned from the operation so far has proven actionable or vital — contrary to what President Trump said in his speech to Congress Tuesday. … Ten current U.S. officials across the government who have been briefed on the details of the raid told NBC News that so far, no truly significant intelligence has emerged from the haul.”

Enumerati

Trump Has Lied Every Day of His Presidency

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At least the number of lies Donald has told since Jan. 20. “Donald Trump has been president for all or part of 33 days. He has averaged four falsehoods or misleading statements a day(!) in that time. There hasn’t been a single day of Trump’s presidency in which he has said nothing false or misleading,” the Washington Post reports. “That data, which comes from a terrific new project from The Post‘s Fact Checker that seeks to document Trump’s statements in the first 100 days of his presidency, is stunning.”

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Air Force Can’t Find Trump’s $1 Billion in ‘Savings’

$1 billion

“The Air Force can’t account for $1 billion in savings that President Donald Trump said he’s negotiated for the program to develop, purchase and operate two new Boeing jets to serve as Air Force One,” Bloomberg reports. Said Air Force spokesman Colonel Pat Ryder: “To my knowledge I have not been told that we have that information. I refer you to the White House.”

Poetic Justice

Gift of ‘Facts’

Of late, Donald Trump’s been emboldened
To call media “fake news” and to scold ’em.
But when a reporter asked
Where he got his Electoral College “facts,”
Trump said it was something somebody just gave him.