Tag Archives: Trump Lies

Enumerati

Trump Just Misses His Record for Lying in One Week

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“Donald Trump had his second-most-dishonest week as president last week, capping an extended run of egregious lying,” the Toronto Star reports. “Trump had four campaign rallies and a press conference, giving himself ample time to say inaccurate things. He made 129 false claims in all, just shy of his one-week record of 133, which he set in August.”

News & Comment

LOSER! Trump Is Failing to Get Rich off His Presidency, Bigly

Workers removing Trump branding from a Manhattan condo building

Forbes has an article up that details how Trump is failing in his efforts to cash in bigly off his presidency.

You should read the entire article, but the Daily Beast has published this “Speed Read” of the five “richest bits” in the Forbes article:

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Trump’s Finances Exposed: Fraud, Tax Evasion and Lies

Son and father: Donald and Fred Trump

The New York Times has published an exhaustive expose into the reality behind Donald Trump’s wealth. It’s a story of fraud, tax evasion and lies that runs counter to the myth about himself that Trump has created — myth that the media, including the Times, by its own admission, has fostered over the decades.

Here are 11 key points from the Times’ findings:

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Recording Surfaces of Trump Conning His Way onto the ‘Forbes 400’ List in 1984

Hard evidence of an early-career con job by Donald Trump was released today in a story published online behind the Washington Post’s paywall. Here’s coverage from CNBC:

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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.

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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?