Here’s why the most determined tracker of Trump’s lies finally had to give up. At CNN, President Donald Trump has had a very aggressive and tireless fact-checker in Daniel Dale — who, time and time again, has called out the president’s lies and distortions.
The Canadian reporter discussed his fact-checking of Trump during a Q&A interview with the Los Angeles Times, noting that Trump lies so much that keeping up with all the lies has been a never-ending task. Friday on Twitter, Dale tweeted the Times’ article and posted, “So…in September, I had to abandon my 3.75-year count of every Trump false claim. Trump’s Defenders: He Doesn’t Hate the Troops, He Just ‘Sounds Like an Asshole’ (UPDATED) Cadet Bone Spurs Will Find The Strawberries. Hair Füror (H/T Scissorhead Skinny-D) Lord Damp Nut is going nuts, part infinity.
CNN tells us… President Trump disparaged his former chief of staff John Kelly when asked why he hasn’t spoken out about a bombshell story in The Atlantic magazine that reported President Trump disparaged US troops. Trump denies the accusations in the report and CNN has not independently verified the reporting. Interview with President Trump. Trump’s gaslighting of America over increased pandemic safety is falling apart: columnist.
According to Washington Post columnist Greg Sargent, Donald Trump’s attempts to re-open the economy in an attempt to salvage his re-election hopes took a major hit with the Friday announcement that the COVID-19 virus has now invaded the White House and infected several staffers.
Under the headline, “Trump’s latest effort to gaslight America is falling apart, ” Sargent suggested news of the coronavirus infecting upper-level aides is “devastating ” to the president’s happy talk that the pandemic is being brought under control and the country can get back to business as usual. “How will Trump persuade the country we are returning to a normalcy that makes it safe to resume economic activities when his own advisers are panicked about its invasion of their own spaces, even as they can protect themselves in a way we cannot?”
Sargent wrote. ‘Indeed, even Republicans such as Sen. “Over the weekend, Trump unleashed a frantic barrage of messaging that everything is going spectacularly well. Morning Brief: Oil Prices Surge After Trump Teases Saudi-Russia Price War Truce. Here is today’s Foreign Policy brief: Trump teases oil price agreement, U.S. employment report due today, and global coronavirus cases exceed 1 million.
We welcome your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org. Oil Prices Surge After Trump Teases Price Agreement Oil prices posted record daily increases yesterday after U.S. Littwin: Trump forced to tell the truth - The Colorado Independent. I heard something strange and remarkable and frightening at the White House coronavirus press briefing Tuesday.
I’m pretty sure it was something very much like the truth. Yes, the charts were scary. The numbers were more than daunting. Anatomy of a Viral Lie. Trump slapped with a furious backlash after insisting he always treated coronavirus ‘seriously’ Fact-checking President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address. Trump caught talking with indicted Giuliani henchmen Lev Parnas in newly released recording. Parnas Attorney Joseph Bondy Says Client Has More Recordings Of Trump. During an interview with Saturday evening with Lev Parnas' attorney Joseph Bondy discussing the newly released recording of Trump ordering associates to "take her out" about Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, Bondy told CNN's Anderson Cooper that there may be more to come: During an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper Saturday night, Bondy said he wasn’t sure why Fruman made the recordings.
“I don’t know why he made the recordings,” Bondy said. “Some people make recordings. They like to take pictures. How Old Claims Compare to IG Report. On Dec. 9, the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General released its report on the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into whether individuals associated with the Trump campaign were coordinating with Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
That report contradicts some of the claims the president, and other Republicans, have made over the years about the investigation, but it also supports at least one assertion. Republicans, including President Donald Trump, have claimed that the FBI’s Russia investigation was sparked by a dossier compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele. But the IG report said that “Steele’s reports played no role in the Crossfire Hurricane opening.”Trump repeatedly has accused the FBI of illegally spying on his campaign.
The report by the DOJ inspector general, Michael E. Origins of the Investigation The Steele dossier, though, played “no role” in the opening of the investigation. ‘Quiet!’ Trump erupts as reporters question him about witness intimidation — and demands ‘freedom of speech’ Trump's Exaggerated Judicial Boasts. President Donald Trump recently boasted about the unusually high number of judicial appointments he has made so far, but in doing so he exaggerated and mischaracterized some of the facts: In terms of “quality and quantity,” Trump said his judicial appointments will be “just about No. 1 by the time we finish — No. 1 of any president, any administration.”
That’s likely true for the “quantity”: A media analysis found he has filled circuit court vacancies at a faster rate than recent presidents.As for “quality,” that’s his opinion. But the American Bar Association has rated more of Trump’s appointees as “Not Qualified” than any other president in modern history.Trump also boasted that the average age of his newly appointed circuit court judges is “10 years younger than President Obama’s nominees.” That’s true now, because Obama’s circuit court judges were appointed years ago. ISIS Leader Baghdadi Killed Himself During US Special Ops Raid, Trump Confirms. Trump claims, against the evidence, that killing Baghdadi was administration's "top national security priority.
" Editors note: This story is being updated as new information comes in. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the elusive head of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, is dead. President Donald Trump announced on Sunday that Baghdadi was the target of a U.S. special operations forces raid in Syria on Saturday and killed himself, confirming Defense One‘s original reporting. U.S. intelligence and special operations forces had been tracking Baghdadi for weeks to a location in northwest Syria, Trump said. The raid began with eight helicopters flying low and fast to a compound with underground tunnels. Subscribe. Trump spirals into unhinged Labor Day Twitter frenzy snarling and lashing out in all directions. Enjoy this piece?
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We’ve revealed financial scams that prey on veterans, and legal efforts to harm workers exploited by abusive bosses. Trump’s fabricated China phone call is ‘a serious escalation of his lying’ which bodes ill for America: reporter. Trump’s ‘mind-numbing’ lies are ‘getting worse’ — and even White House aides are ‘baffled’: Morning Joe. MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough warned the situation inside the White House is “getting worse.” The “Morning Joe” host highlighted President Donald Trump’s “abnormal” views on foreign policy in Wednesday’s episode, and then walked through the president’s frequent flip-flops and the mental gymnastics his supporters must perform to stay loyal — and Politico reporter Jake Sherman said the situation was exhausting to cover.
“We’re getting to a point where there’s a case to be made as a journalist, as an objective journalist, that there isn’t much upside in giving a lot of stock in listening to the White House,” Sherman said, “since basically everything they say is turned around by the president or undermined by other pieces of facts that we see other places outside of the White House. I mean, from Greenland to the background checks to the payroll tax cut. I mean, everything this White House says is undermined by something else.” Sherman agreed, but he said the problem goes beyond the president. Comrade Trump Unifies Country! Seething Rage. (image courtesy Scissorhead MonkeyFister) You guys, according to our Imperial-Wizard-in-Chief, he is a Uniter, not a Divider-upper: “President Donald Trump on Wednesday dismissed critics who say his language about immigrants may be inspiring violence, saying they were trying to score political points and that his rhetoric “brings people together.”
So you see his rhetoric is totally not to blame for the recent violence and a spike in hate crimes. The Memo: Trump pushes back amid signs of economic slowdown. WATCH: Trump grows furious when reporter points out his dismal approval numbers from black Americans. Watch Trump insist detention centers are humane while video of inhumane conditions runs. Your daily dose of Orwell: And here’s the transcript of Trump’s remarks, straight from Whitehouse.gov. (Careful, if you click on that site you’ll see some truly disgusting shit you may never fully recover from. You might want to Google “coprophilia” instead. ***Just kidding! *** You absolutely do not want to Google “coprophilia.” Trump Claims Migrant Detention Centers Are 'Beautifully Run' Trump held a press pull this morning and when asked about some of the despicable and unsanitary conditions detained migrants were forced to live in, Trump claimed there were run beautifully and as usual blamed everybody else.
Disregarding his own Department of Homeland Security inspector general’s office report that exposed squalled conditions, he then lied to the press. Trump said, "When people come here legally and then it's crowded --- I've seen some of those place and they are run beautifully. " "They’re clean, they’re good, they do a great job," he went on. "They’re crowded because the Democrats will not give us any relief from these loopholes. We have loopholes that are so bad. Trump yet again lies about his family separation policy but gets fact-checked to his face. More than a year after his administration implemented the state-sanctioned kidnapping of children at the southern border, Donald Trump is still lying about the humanitarian crisis he created.
Trump sat down for an interview with Telemundo’s José Díaz-Balart, where he lied about the usual, like taking credit for President Obama’s Veterans Choice health care program, and the laughable, like falsely claiming he’s gaining huge support from “the Hispanics” because they “want toughness at the border.” But the most shameless lying was regarding his humanitarian disaster at the border. “The ‘zero tolerance’ policy, was that a mistake?” Díaz-Balart asked. “When I became president, President Obama had a separation policy,” Trump replied, lying. ”2,800 children were reunited with their parents in the last year,” he told Trump.
Trump Still Owes D.C. Millions For Inaugural. The Washington Post headlines this little item — As a result, the District has been forced to dip into a special fund that covers annual security costs for protecting the city from terrorist threats and hosting other events such as demonstrations, state funerals and the visits of foreign dignitaries. Trump claims ex-White House counsel McGahn lied to Mueller ‘to make himself look good’ in snarling ABC interview – Raw Story. Trump Lies in Front of Entire World During International Press Conference. President Donald Trump remained true to form by telling multiple demonstrable falsehoods on the international stage, claiming, among other things, that he has “record” approval among Republicans. On Tuesday, Trump held a joint press conference in London with outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May, and managed to cram several whoppers into the 13-minute question and answer period. For example, he was asked about the possibility that congressional Republicans might block his most recent threatened tariffs against Mexico.
“I don’t think they will do that, I think if they do it’s foolish,” Trump said, and went on to add “I’ve had tremendous Republican support, I have a 90 percent, 94% approval rating as of this morning in the Republican Party.” Washington Post Reports On Trump Lies: 10,000 And Counting. The Washington Post's fact-checking department has now clocked Trump at 10,000 lies and counting. Gloves Are Off: DNC Ads Go After Trump's Campaign Lies. Trump denies report he asked for US attorney to un-recuse from Cohen case: 'No, I don’t know who gave you that' As Trump arrives for rally, El Pasoans say history shows he was wrong about their city. Trump emerges from his White House cocoon to recover some momentum with a pack of freshly baked lies. Three stunning denials of wrongdoing made by President Donald Trump in new Oval Office interview.
Trump unleashes angry White House rant on Pelosi. Check, Please! “K-Pasta, amoebas!” On his way yesterday to the border in McAllen, Texas, Comrade Stupid lied AGAIN: “When, during the campaign, I would say, ‘Mexico is going to pay for it,’ obviously, I never said this and I never meant they’re going to write out a check.” Spoiler alert: El Prznintdenty did specifically assert that Mexico would make direct payments: But in April 2016, Trump’s campaign outlined the steps he would take to compel Mexico to pay the US “$5-10 billion” to fund a border wall — a plan that relies largely on threatening to bar undocumented Mexican immigrants in the United States from wiring money to relatives in Mexico.
Words Matter. Trump's Rose Garden Press Conference On Shutdown Was Long, Dumb. Trump's Attacks on McChrystal and Mattis Will Do Lasting Damage. From a political standpoint, however, what the president is doing is corrosively dangerous. He is impugning the character and competence of senior U.S. military leaders purely for political reasons. He is making clear that the “smart” generals and admirals are those who support him, and that “dumb” or “failed” officers are those who disagree with him. I Can Haz 25th Amendment Now? Trump lies about calls of support for his wall from voters. President Trump Talks Up Beautiful Generals, Computer Boards, Afghanistan History, The Wall at Insane Cabinet Meeting.
Twitter catches Donald Trump lying about being in the Oval Office. John Kelly Just Undermined Trump’s Whining for a Border Wall. Video: Trump's Whoppers of the Year. In this last installment of the year in our collaboration with CNN’s “State of the Union,” CNN’s Jake Tapper reviews four of the biggest whoppers told by President Donald Trump in 2018. Topping the list is the president’s false claim that Democrats inflated the death toll in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria “to make me look as bad as possible.” Although Puerto Rico initially estimated there were 64 deaths caused by the hurricane, it later commissioned and accepted an independent estimate of 2,975 hurricane-related deaths over about six months. The study, done by researchers at George Washington University, took into account the usual number of deaths that could be expected during the six-month period after the hurricane, and estimated the number of “excess” hurricane-related deaths.
Trump claimed, “3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico.” Trump signed letter of intent for Trump Tower in Moscow, Giuliani incorrectly claimed he didn't. CNN's Chris Cuomo obtained a copy of the signed letter of intent that set the stage for negotiations for Trump condominiums, a hotel and commercial property in the heart of Moscow. The letter is dated October 28, 2015, and bears the President's signature. Trump’s History of Campaign Finance Wrongdoing Destroys His New Defense. Taibbi on New Student Loan Debacle and Trump's Campaign Con. Last October, just about a week after the release of the infamous Access Hollywood "pussy" tape, Donald Trump gave a surprising speech in Columbus, Ohio.
While the entire Republican Party was running sideways away from his cratering campaign, Trump was scrambling to find a way back in the race. One of his strategies – and I remember watching this on the trail – was to tack back to the populist themes he'd used to great effect in the Republican primaries. In Columbus, with Hillary Clinton running away with the election, Trump unveiled what even The Washington Post described as a "pretty radical student debt plan.
" The basic idea was income-based repayment capped at 12.5 percent, then total loan forgiveness after 15 years of payments. The Trump Conundrum: Four Factors Sending The Donald Into a Rage/Shame Spiral. Untitled. This morning, Paul Krugman produces the most defining yet bittersweet title ever for a political column on the Trump era: "Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies. " ‘He believes his own lies’: Trump has a fake Renoir painting he’s been claiming is real for decades. The Fact Checker’s tally of Trump’s false claims since becoming president - Washington Post. President Trump has made 1,318 false or misleading claims over 263 days. Untitled. Trump claims he’s club champion at all of his courses. Tracking Trump’s National-Security Conflicts of Interest. Trump's excuse for Puerto Rico delays? The ocean is 'very big'—Yup, he said that (VIDEO) Trump’s failed Puerto Rico golf course has cost the territory’s taxpayers more than $32 million.
Trump deletes tweets backing Strange after primary loss. The Trumps Say They’re Opening Hotels in Dallas — ProPublica. BUSTED: Trump Org hires Chinese government-owned company — and breaks Trump’s ‘no new deals’ pledge. Boom—evidence shows Trump added 49 for-profit businesses to his empire since running/taking office.
Shocker: Trump Tower Was NOT Wiretapped By Obama. The deal Trump wanted with Russia. Total coincidence: Trump calls chair of committee where Trump Jr. just agreed to testify. Feds investigating Trump International Hotel’s lease of government-owned property. FLASHBACK: Trump took $17 million payout for hurricane damage that reportedly only cost $3,000. Trump Is Trying To Profit Off Of Hurricane Harvey By Using The Presidency To Sell Hats. ‘One big reality sh*tshow’: Internet pounds Trump for heartless ‘ratings’ excuse for Arpaio pardon during Harvey.
Trump Brags about Storm Size; Tweets About Wall/Book Recs While Texans Beg To Be Rescued. President Trump is deteriorating before our very eyes. Trump Goes On Unhinged Rant, Lies About Charlottesville 'On Many Sides' Claim. President Trump’s list of false and misleading claims tops 1,000. Donald Trump Won't Attend Kennedy Center Honors Ceremony - Rolling Stone. Trump’s Business of Corruption. 'Crazy like a fox': Mental health experts try to get inside Trump's mind. ‘The nature of not having a conscience’: Trump’s ghostwriter slams president’s ‘perverse’ ability to lie. Donald Trump makes his money the old-fashioned way—he launders it. Another lawsuit seeks Trump's tax returns. President Trump’s Lies, the Definitive List - The New York Times. ‘The guy won’t pay and he won’t listen’: Four top law firms refuse to represent Trump in Russia probe. Report: It Still Nowhere Near Okay To Act Like Donald Trump. Donald Trump Named ‘Time’ Person Of The Year.
Trump's casino was a money laundering concern shortly after it opened. ‘Have you heard of Susan B. Anthony? I’m shocked’: Trump stuns women at empowerment event. The Clinton Accuser Who Could Bring Down Trump. ‘I’m president, you’re not’: Here are the 5 craziest quotes from Trump’s bonkers Time interview. This week in Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest: Who says foreign policy shouldn’t make you richer? Trump Embraces One Of Russia's Favorite Propaganda Tactics — Whataboutism. “Oh, I know that”: President Trump shrugs off the devastating impact repealing Obamacare will have on his base. CNN editor: Trump was ‘like a 3rd grader’ trying to ‘squirm out of a lie’ in Fox ‘wiretap’ interview. Did Donald Trump leak his own tax returns? Many pundits believe he did and here's why. Here Is Trump's Absurd Defense For His Wiretap Claim. President Trump can’t name a time he deserved criticism, ignoring these widely criticized moves.
“Not funny”: Donald Trump and his team condemn “Saturday Night Live” and its “mean-spirited” jokes. A hellscape of lies and distorted reality awaits journalists covering President Trump. At News Conference, Trump Owns the Press. Jimmy Kimmel Sums Up Donald Trump's Press Conference In Just 10 Seconds. CNN’s Jim Acosta: Sean Spicer said ‘I was going to be thrown out’ for asking Trump a question. Trump Press Conference: His First As President-Elect With Transcript And Fact Checks.