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Trump Lies: Politifact Rates Claim That Dems Let a Cop Killer Immigrate to US ‘Pants on Fire’

Trump’s tweet, “Democrats let him (cop killer Luis Bracamontes) into our country,” and “Democrats let him stay,” on Oct. 31 is his latest statement to be rated a “Pants on Fire” lie by nonpartisan Politifact.

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Trump Claims Republicans Will Protect People with Pre-Existing Conditions; Schumer Says, ‘This Is a Lie’

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Watch As Trump Lies Repeatedly about Jobs Created by the Saudi Arms Deal

Not surprisingly, Politifact rated this a “Pants on Fire” lie.

Verbatim

Trump: ‘He’s Beautiful Ted’

“He’s not Lyin’ Ted anymore. He’s Beautiful Ted.”

— President Trump, saying he has buried the hatchet with his 2016 presidential rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) ahead of a campaign rally for the Republican senator in Houston, The Hill reports.

Enumerati

Trump Just Misses His Record for Lying in One Week

129

“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.”

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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.

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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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