Not only is Trump lying to America’s face, he’s expecting us to believe it, which is pretty insulting to my intelligence personally. The words that come out of his mouth are very easily fact checked yet he continues to spoon feed us alternative facts-lies.
For those who think the words coming out of the “president’s” mouth are truthful, I compiled a list of some of my favorite lies.
Please feel free to fact check my list.
Trump’s words: “We got 306 because people came out and voted like they’ve never seen before so that’s the way it goes. I guess it was the biggest Electoral College win since Ronald Reagan,” Trump said during a news conference on Feb. 16.
Lie: Trump actually won 304 electoral votes, because two electors refused to cast their vote for him when the Electoral College met.
Several former presidents have also received more electoral votes than Trump. George H. W. Bush won with 426 electoral votes in 1988. Bill Clinton won 370 votes in 1992 and 379 in 1996, and Barack Obama won with 365 votes in 2008.
When a reporter at the news conference called Trump out for spreading false information, the president said, “Well, I was just given that information. I don’t know. I was just given…We had a very big margin.”
Trump’s words: Trump tweeted on Sunday, “While on FAKE NEWS @CNN, Bernie Sanders was cut off for using the term fake news to describe the network. They said technical difficulties!”
Senator Sanders was on CNN’s Erin Burnett Out Front on Feb. 10, discussing Trump’s travel ban and controversy surrounding National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, among other topics.
Lie: During the interview, Burnett showed Sanders a clip of Trump responding to a reporter’s question following news that Flynn called the Russian ambassador to the US before the inauguration to discuss previously-imposed sanctions. In the clip, Trump says he has “not seen the report.”
Burnett then asked Sanders if it’s a problem that the president did not know about the report, in which Sanders criticized Trump for dismissing negative news as “fake news.”
Trump’s words: Trump again claimed there was widespread voter fraud during the November election, this time telling senators “thousands” of people were bussed in from Massachusetts to vote in New Hampshire.
Trump made the unsubstantiated claims in a closed-door meeting with 10 senators Thursday to discuss his Supreme Court nomination, Neil Gorsuch, Politico reported.
Trump blamed “thousands” of people who were “brought in on buses” from Massachusetts to vote illegally in New Hampshire during the meeting, which was also reported by the Associated Press.
Lie: Officials at New Hampshire’s secretary of state office, US Attorney’s Office, and Massachusetts’ attorney general’s office told BuzzFeed News there was no evidence to support the president’s claim.
“We have not seen any evidence of busloads of out-of-state voters coming across the border to vote in New Hampshire elections,” David Scanlan, deputy secretary of state for New Hampshire, said. Read more here.
Trump’s words: Trump tweeted at 6:57 a.m., “Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who never fought in Vietnam when he said for years he had (major lie), now misrepresents what Judge Gorsuch told him?”
At 8:17 a.m., Trump added, “Chris Cuomo, in this interview with Sen. Blumenthal, never asked him about his long-term lie about his brave ‘service’ in Vietnam. FAKE NEWS!”
Blumenthal was interviewed on CNN Thursday morning, following his statement from the previous day, in which he said the president’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Gorsuch, said Trump’s recent attacks on the judiciary are “disheartening” and “demoralizing.”
Lie: Cuomo asked that exact question. His question to Blumenthal was, “What is your response to the president of the United States, who says you should not be believed because you misrepresented your military record in the past?”
Trump’s words: The same day that Trump’s education pick Betsy DeVos was confirmed, he tweeted that it is a “disgrace” that his “full Cabinet is still not in place” and that the delay is the longest “in the history of our country.”
The truth: Though overall Trump’s nominees are getting confirmed more slowly than those of most previous modern presidents, he still hasn’t been without a full cabinet longer than his predecessors were. Obama’s final nominee wasn’t confirmed, for example, until April of 2009, and both Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush had nominees confirmed in March.
So while Trump’s frustration in a slow confirmation process may be grounded in reality, his claim that this is “the longest such delay in the history of our country” is not
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