At his now notorious North Carolina rally (chants of “Send her home”) let’s not overlook the lies Trump also made. There were almost too many to count. Here are just a few.
Lie about crowd: “We haven’t had an empty seat in any event, I don’t believe, that we’ve ever been to. I don’t think, we’ve ever had — we’ve always had people — we haven’t had an empty seat.”
Fact: There were empty seats at this very rally. There have also been empty seats at other Trump events.
Lie about Pre-existing conditions: “Patients with preexisting conditions are protected by Republicans much more so than protected by Democrats who will never be able to pull it off.”
Fact: Democrats have already pulled it off: they installed protections for people with preexisting conditions in the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Republicans, conversely, have repeatedly tried to weaken these protections.
Lie about The Wall: “Unemployment, among Hispanic Americans, where we’re doing really well. You know why? Because they want a strong border. They want it because they understand the border better than anybody. They want that strong border. They want that wall, that’s being built right now. They want that wall, and they really do. “
Fact: A majority of Hispanics oppose Trump’s proposed border wall, polls show.
At least 20 Trump lies were documented at his rally.
At a Trump campaign rally Wednesday, the crowd broke into an extended chant — “Send her back!” — about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).
Trump said he tried to stop the “Send her back!” chants by quickly resuming his speech. He didn’t. He stood there and waited out the crowd before starting to talk again. Video of the rally shows Trump standing passively onstage, watching the crowd. The chants die down on their own.
Trump then continues his attack. The crowd stops him again, chanting “send her back!” for 13 seconds. Trump stands onstage, waits for the chant to die down, then keeps talking about Omar.
You can see the short video here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/politics/trump-allowed-send-her-back-chants-for-13-seconds/2019/07/18/c309689c-df2c-4549-9264-74037e5b9086_video.html
Trump lied again. And his lie is right there on video.
In a news conference, Trump said, “President Obama wanted to meet, and Chairman Kim would not meet him,” the President said. “The Obama administration was begging for a meeting. They were begging for meetings constantly, and Chairman Kim would not meet with him.”
“Trump is lying,” tweeted Ben Rhodes, who served as Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications during the Obama administration. “I was there for all eight years. Obama never sought a meeting with Kim Jong Un. Foreign policy isn’t reality television it’s reality.”
Rhodes later further criticized Trump, calling his foreign policy a “failure.” “Photo ops don’t get rid of nuclear weapons, carefully negotiated agreements do,” the former official wrote.
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper also adamantly denied Trump’s statements. “I don’t know where he’s getting that,” Clapper said during a Sunday appearance on CNN. “In all the deliberations I participated in on North Korea during the Obama administration I can recall no instance whatever where President Obama ever indicated any interest whatsoever in meeting with Chairman Kim.”
With the 2020 Election season upon us, this site has become even more important. I went back and forth in my mind what to do, because I feel it’s important to have say in what goes on during the election.
While I also created a FaceBook group, I think our own blog has its merits. People can search it. There is more social media exposure potential. People outside FaceBook can also easily participate. And who knows? We may become a “go to” site for facts about the upcoming election!
Previously, this site was just about documenting Trump’s endless lies. The records for those (11,000 lies tracked and counting) are universally available. While a core base of his supporters don’t seem to care, there is movement away from Trump in key battleground states which Trump barely won last time, such as Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Those midwest states had gone Democratic the previous 30 years, and could easily swing again. Trump is losing badly among his previous supporters in those states right now. If even just those states swing back, Trump will surely lose.
The Democratic candidate has not yet been chosen. There are some great contenders. We must unite behind the future nominee. And this site will be here to shed light on the dangerous, ignorant, deranged, immature, feeble-minded, anti-democracy, and immoral nature of Trump as we go forward. But always with facts!
So thanks for participating going forward.
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