CNN|Effectively fact-check Donald Trump "You do need the facts but you need to know how to present those facts," George Lakoff, a professor of cognitive science and linguistics at UC Berkeley, told CNN's Brian Stelter during "Reliable Sources." From the crowd size at his inauguration to national murder rates, journalists have tended to simply counter Trump's claims by first repeating them -- then reporting that they are false. But that's not enough, Lakoff said. The central tenet of his theory when it comes to fact-checking Trump, Lakoff said, is that "if you just negate what he's saying, you're going to just strengthen him." In short, "the very fact of repeating a falsehood in proclaiming it as incorrect can actually have the opposite effect in terms of informing the public," the professor said. Trump understands the power of using a tweet or claim "to divert attention, " and journalists can and should outsmart such tactics by giving as little airtime as possible to any false claims, Lakoff said.
Ford cancels Mexico factory and will invest in Michigan in 'vote of confidence' for Trump plans Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it was scrapping plans to build a $1.6-billion factory in Mexico and would invest $700 million to expand a Michigan plant to build hybrid, electric and autonomous vehicles that will add 700 jobs there in a move Ford’s chief executive said was a “vote of confidence” in the economic policies of President-elect Donald Trump. The announcement also highlighted the importance of hybrid and electric vehicles to Ford, which revealed it would produce hybrid versions of its popular Mustang sports car and F-150 pickup truck by 2020. Ford isn’t abandoning expanded production in Mexico. The company said that to “improve company profitability” it would build its next-generation Ford Focus at an existing plant in Hermosillo, Mexico. But in the wake of criticism by President-elect Donald Trump of the U.S. automaker and other companies moving manufacturing jobs across the border, Ford said it would cancel its plans for a major new plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
Iran defiant as Trump poised to make nuclear deal decision US President Donald Trump is poised to announce on Tuesday his decision whether to withdraw or stay in the Iran nuclear deal, as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Tehran "will overcome" any "problems" it could face in the coming months. In a social media post late on Monday, Trump said he will make an announcement at 18:00GMT on Tuesday on the future of the 2015 agreement. In response to Trump's announcement, Rouhani told reporters in Tehran on Tuesday that "it is possible that we could face some problems in the coming two to three months, but we will overcome this". Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani also said on Tuesday that the decision by Trump will only serve to unite the country to walk "on the path of the Islamic Revolution fully behind the leadership of the Supreme Leader". Al Jazeera's Zein Basrawi, reporting from Tehran, said leaders in Iran are "well aware that at this stage, the fate of the nuclear deal is out of their hands".
Lewd Donald Trump Tape Is a Breaking Point for Many in the G.O.P. Mr. Pence said in a statement that he was “offended by the words and actions described by Donald Trump” in the video, and cast Mr. Trump’s second debate with Hillary Clinton, on Sunday, as an urgent moment to turn around the campaign. Video “I do not condone his remarks and cannot defend them,” Mr. By Saturday evening, no fewer than 36 Republican members of Congress and governors who had not previously ruled out supporting Mr. The growing wall of opposition recalled the determination of the party establishment this year to deny Mr. Aides described Mr. Refusing to Drop Out In a brief telephone interview on Saturday, he shrugged off the calls to leave, saying he would “never drop out of this race in a million years.” “I haven’t heard from anyone saying I should drop out, and that would never happen, never happen,” Mr. Far from sounding rattled, Mr. “Oh, yeah, we can win — we will win,” he said. OPEN Graphic Graphic: More Than 160 Republican Leaders Don’t Support Donald Trump. Ms. Mr. Mr. Mr.
Trump Twitter rant: Donald Trump quintuples down Awake at 3 a.m. ET, Donald Trump picked up his phone and began tweeting about "made up lies" in the media. Just two hours later, he opened up Twitter again and quickly went from venting to slandering a former beauty queen -- shaming her for a sex tape for which the campaign has not provided evidence. Trump's conduct since the first debate has been astonishing for a major party nominee just 39 days away from the election. Instead of zeroing in on his strongest points from Monday night on jobs and trade, he's cited fake polls, resurfaced Bill Clinton's marital scandals from the 1990s, floated a conspiracy theory about Google searches and attacked 1996's Miss Universe. And after Hillary Clinton raised allegations that Trump called 1996 Miss Universe Alicia Machado "Miss Piggy" and "Miss Housekeeping," Trump has kept that controversy alive by refusing to apologize, instead seeking to discredit Machado and justify his apparent comments and similar ones he made in interviews at the time.
Obama’s inauguration crowd was bigger 2009, left, at President Obama’s first inauguration on the Mall in Washington. 2017, right, the image of President Trump’s inauguration. (National Park Service) The National Park Service on Monday released hundreds of ground and aerial photographs that its staff shot of President Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration. The agency also released photos of the swearing-ins of former president Barack Obama four and eight years ago. And it’s pretty clear that the crowd size at the 45th president’s inaugural was smaller than at the swearing-in of the 44th. The discrepancy is clear in the two photos displayed here, which show the Mall shortly before Obama and Trump were sworn-in around noon eight years apart. A Park Service official said four of the images were forwarded to the White House after Trump made an unusual call to Acting Park Service Director Michael T. [Trump pressured Park Service to find proof for his claims about inauguration crowd] The Mall on Jan. 20, 2017, at 11:51 a.m. powerpost false true
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Politico|Trump’s Lies vs. Your Brain All presidents lie. Richard Nixon said he was not a crook, yet he orchestrated the most shamelessly crooked act in the modern presidency. Ronald Reagan said he wasn’t aware of the Iran-Contra deal; there’s evidence he was. Bill Clinton said he did not have sex with that woman; he did, or close enough. Lying in politics transcends political party and era. But Donald Trump is in a different category. Story Continued Below Those who have followed Trump’s career say his lying isn’t just a tactic, but an ingrained habit. On January 20, Trump’s truthful hyperboles will no longer be relegated to the world of dealmaking or campaigning. What does this mean for the country—and for the Americans on the receiving end of Trump’s constantly twisting version of reality? When we are overwhelmed with false, or potentially false, statements, our brains pretty quickly become so overworked that we stop trying to sift through everything. But Trump goes a step further.
Grand ménage avant l’arrivée de Trump à la Maison Blanche Le 20 janvier 2017, Donald Trump succèdera à Barack Obama à la Maison Blanche. Et vu ce que l’on sait du personnage, de ses conseillers, et entre autres de sa vision du numérique, dire que cela n’a rien de rassurant est une litote. Le conflit entre Apple et le FBI du printemps dernier (dans lequel Trump a soutenu le FBI, allant jusqu’à parler de boycott d’Apple) pourrait n’être qu’une plaisanterie par rapport aux pressions que risquent les entreprises tech après le 20 janvier. « Trump veut utiliser vos serveurs » L’alerte lancée par l’EFF aux entreprises et personnes du secteur tech (cliquer pour agrandir) - EFF Elle l’a fait en prenant à témoin le public, via une pleine page de publicité dans le mensuel Wired de ce mois-ci, adressée « à la communauté technologique ». Titrée « votre modèle de menace a changé », elle prévient : « Le président qui arrive, Donald Trump, a fait des promesses de campagne qui, si elles sont réalisées, menacent le Web libre et les droits de millions de gens.