Trump Lies and Says NY Times Made Up Source about Korea Summit Meeting

Trump lied and accused The New York Times of making up a source in an article about North Korea, even though the source was  actually a senior White House official speaking to a large group of reporters in the White House briefing room who asked not to be named.

The briefing on Thursday afternoon in the White House briefing room was attended by about 50 reporters, with about 200 or so more on a conference call, so there were over 200 witnesses to Trump’s out-and-out lying.

Trump lies and says that Hillary Clinton wouldn’t have sent humans to Mars

On March 13, 2018, Trump signed a directive calling on NASA to return to the moon and to boldly go where no man has gone before.

He couldn’t resist adding a daily lie to the moment claiming, “This would not be happening if Hillary Clinton was president, You wouldn’t even be thinking about it.”

Washington Post Fact Checker  Meg Kelly unearthed a video clip showing that Clinton has been talking about getting humans on Mars since at least 1999. As first lady, Clinton helped launch the “Mars Millennium Project,” an educational campaign “to imagine a new life on the red planet.”

In a 1999 speech to the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Clinton said this project was “challenging schoolchildren around the nation in conjunction with NASA to design a community that they would want to live on the planet Mars in the year 2030.”

During the 2016 race, Clinton’s campaign submitted written responses to questions about space travel from ScienceDebate.org. She said one of her goals would have been to “advance our ability to make human exploration of Mars a reality.” (In response to the same questions, “Trump did not formally support a human Mars exploration program or other specific initiatives,” Space News noted.)

Clinton even visited a factory in Michigan making parts and tooling for the Space Launch System. That’s the rocket for the Orion spaceship NASA is building for the Mars voyage and other deep-space destinations. “I got to see what’s happening here to help build the SLS rocket that is going to go from Macomb to Mars,” Clinton said in August 2016.

The White House did not respond to the Washington Post’s request for comment. I guess they are thinking of “alternate facts” to spin.

Trump repeatedly lies about trade deficit with Canada – and even brags about lying

This story has grown to be more than the regular Trump lies we see on a daily basis.

On Thursday, Trump repeated his false claim that the United States runs a trade deficit with Canada. This was the morning after privately telling Republican donors that he had deliberately insisted on that claim in a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada even without knowing whether it was true or not.

Trump’s private admission to having a loose grasp of the facts and his public refusal to back down from the lie — the United States has an overall surplus in trade with Canada — were vivid illustrations of the president’s cavalier attitude about the truth, and a reminder of how that approach has taken hold at the White House.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said Trump had chosen his figures “selectively” in the conversation with Trudeau.

She also acknowledged that Trump had fabricated an anecdote he told the donors about unfair trading practices — Japanese officials, he claimed, conduct a test on American cars by dropping a bowling ball on their hoods from 20 feet high, and those that dent are barred from being imported. That is completely not true.

Marc Garneau, who is the chairman of the Canada-U.S. relations committee in Trudeau’s cabinet, rejected on Thursday the president’s deficit claim.

“At this point, it’s very important to point out that there is over $2 billion a day of trade between our two countries and over all annually the United States has a small surplus with Canada,” Mr. Garneau told reporters in Montreal.

The president’s reported remarks dominated the news in Canada on Thursday morning and were greeted with bafflement.

“It is scary, as his lying has become the new normal,” said Cory Whiteduck, 35, a radio host and cigarette seller in Kitigan Zibi reserve, near Maniwaki, Quebec, about 85 miles north of Ottawa. “Normally, it would raise red flags, and a politician would be in trouble. It is not a productive way of doing things or a good mentality.”

Bruce A. Heyman, the United States ambassador to Canada under President Barack Obama, said that Mr. Trump’s approach was “creating a crisis where none existed before.”

“Lying to your friends only hurts the relationship,” Mr. Heyman wrote on Twitter. “Canada has been there for us thru thick and thin. How can you just casually damage this realtionship?”

Trump caves to NRA and breaks promise to enforce more gun control

Fox News host Shepard Smith called out Donald Trump on Monday for backpedaling on his vow to reform gun control.

After publicly stating earlier this month that the National Rifle Association had little power over him, Trump tweeted Monday that the White House would support NRA-approved gun control measures instead.

“The president told the kids at Parkland, ‘I’ll go strong on this, I’ll work on this age thing,’” Smith said. “He came up to the general public and said to the Congress, ‘Oh, the NRA has a lot of pressure on you, has a lot of effect on you, but not on me so much.’ And then he met with the NRA.”

After the Florida high school massacre last month, Trump explicitly called on live television for raising the age limit to purchase rifles and backed 2013 legislation for near-universal background checks. He later told lawmakers that while the N.R.A. has “great power over you people, they have less power over me.”

But on Monday, it was Trump who knuckled under, yet again dramatizing the sway that the N.R.A. still maintains in Republican circles. And showing how quickly Trump regularly goes back on his word.

Trump claims his State of the Union speech ratings were the highest in history – they were not

On Thursday morning Trump lied and said the 45.6 million people who watched Tuesday’s State of the Union was “the highest number in history.”

That’s not true.

“45.6 million people watched,” he said, which is what the ratings company Nielsen announced on Wednesday. But several State of the Union addresses in the past were higher-rated, including Barack Obama’s first address in 2010, which had 48 million viewers.

The 6 highest ever were (1) Bush in 2003 (62 million), (2) Clinton in 1998 (53 million), (3) Bush in 2002 (51.7 million), (4) Obama in 2010 (48 million), (5) Clinton in 1994 (45.8) million and finally (6) Trump in 2018 (45.6 million).

 

Trump’s Lie2K

If you haven’t watched this yet, take a look at Jimmy Kimmel’s “mini-documentary” commemorating Trump’s 2000th lie of his presidency. Or even just read about it here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/arts/television/jimmy-kimmel-trump-2000-lies.html

Trump is a record-breaking liar as president – is it a mental problem?

According to the Washington Post, Trump has made 1,950 lies since being sworn in as President on January 20, 2017. That’s an average  of 5.6 a day for every day he has been President.

Unlike most politicians who, when caught in a lie, won’t repeat it again, Trump seems to enjoy repeating claims that have been proven not to be true. According to the Washington Post’s Fact Checker, there are more than 60 lies that Trump has repeated at least three times during his first year as president.

It’s as though Trump is trying to rewrite reality. Or maybe he simply doesn’t have the mental capacity to understand what is real and what is not.

 

Some lies from Trump’s interview with the New York Times

The Washington Post actually counted one lie every 75 seconds, but lets be generous and just cover a few.

(1) Trump said the claims against Paul Manafort occurred “many years ago before I ever heard of him.” They met in 2011. The accusations cover the period from 2006 through 2017, and he was campaign chair until August 2016.

(2) He lied and said Senator Dianne Feinstein appeared “on television saying there is no collusion” between his campaign and Russia in the 2016 election. She never said that. She said it needs to be investigated.

(3) He lied, claiming the Democrats “made the Russian story up as a hoax, as a ruse, as an excuse for losing an election.” Obama was privately and publicly complaining to Putin about it since September, 2016.

(4) He lied and said “saved coal,” contrary to trends reported by the government.  The number of coal mining jobs fell to about 48,600 in September 2016 from almost 90,000 in January 2012.

(5) He lied and said he “essentially gutted and ended Obamacare.” Vital parts of the current law — the expansion of Medicaid eligibility, rules stipulating insurance policies cover essential health benefits and new taxes to pay for the cost of subsidized coverage — remain intact.

 

Trump continues to lie about the non-existent “War on Christmas”

Trump sent out Christmas Eve wishes by praising himself for “leading the charge against the assault” on the phrase “Merry Christmas,” in yet another example of the president claiming to have won a dispute that never existed.

Trump has repeatedly lied and claimed that American citizens were somehow unable to freely say the season’s greeting until he became president.

And here’s a clip showing Trump repeating the lie and, more importantly, clips of all the times Obama said, you got it, “Merry Christmas.”

http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/debunked-trump-s-claim-obama-didn-t-say-merry-christmas-1106457667627

There was never a war on Christmas. However Trump is engaged in a full blown war on facts and truth. And he has his own “Newspeak” where the words “diversity,” “fetus,” “transgender,” “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “science-based” and “evidence-based” can’t be used in certain government budget proposals.

 

Who said Trump is a kook, crazy, and unfit for office? Check it out.

From CNN:

Lindsey Graham today: “What concerns me about the American press is this endless, endless attempt to label [Trump] as some kind of kook, not fit to be President.”

Lindsey Graham in 2016: “I think he’s a kook. I think he’s crazy. I think he’s unfit for office.”

Check out the video: https://www.facebook.com/cnn/videos/10157635507931509/