Tag Archives: Trump Lies

Poetic Justice

Oaf Under Oath

We think a Trump interview with Mueller would be a fine thing.
Donald said he’d do it because there’s nothing he’s hiding.
But his lawyers hollered, “No!”
‘Cause there’s one thing that they know:
Trump can’t possibly talk for an hour without lying.

News & Comment

Chart: Donald Is Not Responsible for Declining African-American Unemployment

Vox: “Trump is certainly right that black unemployment hit a historic low in December 2017, not only falling to its lowest level since the Great Recession but falling below 7 percent for the first time since the statistic began being recorded. Given that black unemployment hit a high point of around 16.7 percent in August 2011 as the country recovered from the Great Recession, the new number is ostensibly good news. But exactly how much progress the new 6.8 percent number reflects, and what role Trump played in getting it there, isn’t exactly what the president says.

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Enumerati

44 Percent of Republicans Say Trump Repealed Obamacare

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A new Economist/YouGov poll finds that 31% of American adults believe that President Trump has successfully repealed Obamacare. Of those who identify as Republican voters, 44% say that Trump has repealed Obamacare.

News & Comment

Donald’s Lies: A List of 103 Lies Told by Trump in the First 10 Months of 2017

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In answer to its right-wing critics, fact checkers at the New York Times compared lies told by Donald Trump during his first 10 months in office with the lies told by Pres. Obama during his entire eight years in office.

The final tally was 103 to 18, advantage Trump. So much winning!

You can read the list of Obama’s falsehoods at the Times’ article. You’ll find the list of Trump’s lies below, but keep in mind that this list ends with October, so it does not include Donald’s recent lies, including the whopper he keeps repeating that his tax scam represents the biggest tax cut in history. Some analysts say it’s the fifth largest tax cut; others say it’s the eighth.

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Poetic Justice

That Love Stinks

Trump rescinds executive orders ’cause Obama done ’em.
He rescinded DACA because it was another Obama one.
But when it came to rescinding DACA,
Trump smeared the dreamers with caca,
By trying to make us believe that he really, truly loved ’em.

Poetic Justice

2 Dumb 2 Collude?

Though Don Junior and Jared would appear to be screwed,
They’re testing a defense that is shrewd.
But if Kushner’s so wise
To give a president advice,
Will we believe that he’s too dumb to collude?

Enumerati

Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Trips Cost More than Transgender Troops Medical Care

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In announcing his ban on transgender people in the military, President Trump said that taxpayers “cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Except that USA Today points out that trans troops don’t really cost that much: “A report for the Pentagon last year found that transition-related care would cost between about $2.4 and $8.4 million per year — less than 0.14% of the military’s medical budget. That’s roughly the cost of four of Trump’s trips to Mar-A-Lago.”

News & Comment

Trump’s 100 Lies, January 21 to June 21, 2017

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Last week the New York Times published “Trump’s Lies,” a compendium of 100 lies that Donald has told in the first six months of his so-called presidency. Here they are:

  • 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.)
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Chronic Pathological Liar

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Enumerati

Trump Still Averaging Five Lies a Day

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Washington Post: “Trump has been in office for 99 days. As of our latest update on day 98, we’ve counted 452 false or misleading claims.”