Trump Repeats “Pigs’ Blood” Lie [VIDEO]

Speaking at a rally in Virgina today Donald Trump repeated his completely debunked century-old fable about Americans having once executed Muslims with bullets soaked in pigs’ blood in order to discourage future violence. Watch below. Trump knows the incident never happened and is surely aware that Politifact last week gave his claim their “Pants On Fire” rating. He just doesn’t care. And neither do his fans.

  • bkmn

    All that matters to his base is that they be kept riled up and angry.

    • Rambie

      I’m headed to Canada.

      • Vista-Cruiser

        You’d better be under fifty years old, be fluent in French, and have good coding skills. They don’t take just anybody.

        • Rambie

          It was a joke but other than fluent in French I’m good to go I guess. Besides I was headed for Toronto or Vancouver depending on which friend I’m joking with at the time.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Not before she bring down that torch she’s been holding for ages on him. It has to have a purpose.

    • bambinoitaliano

      France is too far. She can cross over to our side of Niagara Falls.

      • MB

        She’d look might pretty in the Gardens of Queen Victoria Park holding the lamp out over the Horseshoe Falls: The Grand Lady of the Mist.
        I grew up in NF for 6-7 years as young gayling after my dad died. Lived with the Grandparents, aunt and uncle in NF, USA and the Falls was my playground, and where I fell in love with Carillons.
        I used to sit in the middle of the Rainbow Bridge for hours and just listen. Later on in college when I studied music I lived, by total random coincidence, directly across the street (25 feet) from the 75′ campus carillon.
        http://www.niagarafrontier.com/image/carillon2.jpg

        • ChrisMorley

          England has a beautifully sonorous unique national style of bell-ringing, using a limited number of bells that completely rotate, and which are rung individually, according to mathematical patterns called ‘changes’.
          Here’s the 12 bells of York Minster rung in part of the Grandsire Cinques change.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvXyJmdOh-U

          • MB

            Change-ringing. There is an entire Guild of ringers in the Episcopal Church and in major cities that have peal bells. Sadly, my Cathedral has none.

          • ChrisMorley

            Almost every English parish church has its peel of bells. Here in Manchester both the Cathedral and Town Hall both have splendid peels and compete for our attention.

          • MB

            The finest bells are all made in Britain. Little Wonder…they’ve had a 1000 years to perfect the art.

      • DirtyPierre

        You do know that the Statue of Liberty was a gift from France, eh?

        • bambinoitaliano

          The French are too polite to ask it back. Instead they grant their Canadian cousin temporary custody.

    • Nic Peterson

      Construction material for the magnificent wall of trump.

  • Butch

    If you met the members of my family you’d find some genuinely warm, generous people, except that I do not dare talk politics with them because what you get is pure Faux News….and I learned this weekend that even they can’t stand Trump, which I mis-typed as “Tramp” before I edited myself. Maybe that’s more accurate.

    • MrSkippy

      Even my ultra-right mother told me the other day that “Trump scares me. He’s not even remotely sane. Why is this happening?”

      I couldn’t bear to look her in the eye and say “because people like who who are batshit insane and refuse to work with people that disagree with you created the conditions for this to happen.”

      Mostly cuz then it’d just be one hell of a fight and I really just wanted to go ice cream.

      • Butch

        One sister asked what I thought of Tramp and I was bracing myself for an onslaught of lunacy when she started talking about how we’d be the laughing stock of the world if Trump is elected. I was so surprised I just kept my mouth shut.

        • Gustav2

          The Republican Party will have to be very careful. If they take down Trump with some kind of a convention deal, the Trump supporters will stay home in November.

          • Joe in PA

            and I suspect a fair number of “moderate” [and I shudder as I type that] republicans will stay home if Trump gets the nom.

          • Gustav2

            Or pull a Meg Whitman. She said she would vote for Hillary.

            After the nomination we should all stop talking about Reagan Democrats and start talking about Hillary Republicans.

          • Joe in PA

            Yikes, I just found this…I didn’t realize she actually worked for the Christie campaign…but she slammed Christie AND Trump. Good job Meg.

            Edit to add the link, sorry.

            http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/meg-whitman-chris-christie-donald-trump_us_56d305e5e4b0871f60ebbb87

          • KnownDonorDad

            Lose-lose for them, win-win for everyone else.

          • canoebum

            Rather, he’ll whine about being treated unfairly and launch his independent run. Who knows, he may start his own political party.

          • Duh-David

            Odds on “his own political party” being called “The Trump Party?”

          • David Walker

            The Drumpf Party, please. (cf the John Oliver rant maybe a page or two back…insanely perfect.)

          • Richard, another Canuck

            And doomed to failure and bankruptcy!

        • MrSkippy

          Being D-Trumped: When your politically batshit crazy family admits that Trump would be a terrible president and you have no words.

      • Rex

        My mama don’t like you, and she likes everyone.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        In his moments of lucidity, Trump says things about health care, insurers, and political influence peddling that sound extraordinarily appealing to me. I think he can peel liberals off in November.

        (I don’t say this with glee.)

        • MrSkippy

          I don’t know. He says things that SEEM appealing until you look deeper and realize there isn’t any deeper.

          He says “healthcare sucks” and he’ll fix it. Cool! It does suck. How’s he gonna fix it? “GET RID OF LINES” How? “MORE COMPETITION!” What’s that mean? How’s that work? “GET RID OF LINES WITH COMPETITION!” What competition “THE KIND THAT GETS RID OF LINES!”

          At first it sounds ok but when you start looking at the plan you realize it’s just reordering the same 5 words and getting louder and louder until you say “Ok ok… jeezus I get it”

          I’m pretty sure the few liberals he snags will be replaced by the conservatives he loses. They may simply not vote at all.

          • Lumpy Gaga

            Marco Rubio played it for confusion, but we don’t have to.

            What Trump is talking about is allowing insurers to operate without consideration of state lines (and their pesky regulations). The idea is that by setting the Fabulous Free market loose, we can all buy our insurance from some trailer in Misssissippi without worrying about messy details.

            It’s a Great Step Forward in our race to the bottom, and I don’t agree with it. Nonetheless, the Donald is right: the ACA is an insurer’s wet dream, and holding onto the “pre-existing condition” reforms it introduced should be the bottom line of any proposed change. Insurers HATE that (as do Cruz and Rubio).

          • MrSkippy

            Yeah, I know what Trump is trying to say. But even his “solution” when you dig into it, is still about as shallow as it can get.

            And it’s a shit solution. We need to stop bellyaching and just go to socialized care with a single payer system like the rest of the industrial world.

            We have a free market in Car Insurance… and it’s not like that shit is getting cheaper or easier to deal with. And we’ve got that “The General” which I think is probably the car insurance equivalent to your trailer in Mississippi.

          • Lumpy Gaga

            Yeah, I know what Trump is trying to say. But even his “solution” when you dig into it, is still about as shallow as it can get.

            Again, I’m not stumping for Trumpcare, just pointing out the lovely dogwhistles which make me (a lifelong Democrat) wag my tail.

            As for “solutions”, Kasich (on some topic) was all “I’ll have a plan in my first 100 days”. Rilly? How ’bout a plan NOW? BEFORE we vote? That’s generally how plans go: they precede action. Jesus.

          • MrSkippy

            I never thought you were stumping for Trumpcare. Seemed like you were just pointing out a fallacy in my argument/filling in the gaps.

            It was more like I said “He’s a shallow idiot” and you said “Well, it’s a bit more nuanced than that but he’s still a shallow idiot”

            We seem to agree: he’s a shallow idiot.

          • Lumpy Gaga

            Yes, and my worry is that his moments of nuance will turn someone who should know better into a T-voter. But I’m looking at the GOP pen, and still don’t know which pig represents the Democrats’ best chance this November.

          • Gustav2

            Kasich’s plans are never truly revealed before the election…ask the unions in Ohio. He campaigns as a Midwestern nice guy but is as right wing as Cruz.

          • canoebum

            Charter Member of the Gingrich Cabal and a signer of the Contract on America.

          • Piercedchrlz

            Yeah, while he’s aww shuxin you and kicking the dirt while telling his humble roots story, be careful of the pen he wields. He and his cronies have done more than defund Planned Parenthood. They stick restrictions quietly into other bills and sign them into law.

            http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/john-kasichs-quiet-campaign-to-cut-abortion-access/

            He is NOT a moderate but he’ll sound like one for a vote. He doesn’t talk about him stripping rights from women, children or anyone else who doesn’t live within his worldview, he DOES it.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I would tempted to ask what makes him a bridge too far out of curiosity.

      • Butch

        Some things are better left alone; this one was, although you’re right.

        • Skeptical_Inquirer

          Yeah, no need to get yourself a headache for little gain. It is just a puzzler though.

  • pickypecker
    • ZhyKitty

      Me too.
      This is just embarrassing to watch.

    • Piercedchrlz

      Stole it!

  • i’ll just wait until he installs himself as president. except to say, gosh i wish more people had been paying more attention, long long before he was even a candidate.

  • John P.

    Sometimes it appears that Trump is trying to sabotage his own candidacy. I don’t believe he thought he would ever get this far.

    • Todd20036

      Or he knows his audience. Legitimate sources = libtards, frightened GOPers, snooty smart people, Muslim sympathizers.

      As he announced earlier, he loves uneducated people. Why shouldn’t he? They’re 90% of his base

      • MichaelJ

        His audience are people who have no sense of responsibility for knowing and saying the truth and thus are attracted to Trump’s lack of responsibility for knowing and saying the truth.

      • Sk3ptic

        Like Ivory soap, his base is 99.6% pure…ly uneducated.

        • Todd20036

          and just as white

  • bambinoitaliano

    Repeat it enough even he believe his own lies. That’s how pathological liars get good with their game.

    • safari2bongaloo

      Like “my products are quality” and “I’m worth $10 billion”?

      • bambinoitaliano

        A snakeoil salesman never stop selling.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        “10 inches, 30s, butch top, self-employed”

        .

        .

        Um… how many times ya gotta do this, now??

  • Todd
  • Rex

    His campaign stopped being based on reality a long time ago.

  • sherman

    John Oliver’s website:
    http://donaldjdrumpf.com/

    “Make Donald Drumpf Again” hats for sale and a chrome extension that will replace Trump with Drumpf on every webpage.

  • Michael Rush

    Has Trump shot himself in the foot with bullets soaked in David Duke’s bile ?
    Stay Tuned !!!

    • David Walker

      Nah. His fans don’t care. They eat this shit up…and love it all the more because a) it reinforces their thinking and b) upsets and/or angers us. It may lose a fan or two, but it probably picks up more.

  • KnownDonorDad

    Truthiness.

  • Giant Monster Gamera

    They don’t care because it’s exactly the thing they’d do given the chance.

  • scorpiomike

    I love that you properly referred to them as his fans and not his supporters. I think that is an important distinction that reveals a great deal about the situation and his candidacy.

    • pch1013

      “Cultists” would be even more apt.

    • David Walker

      There is a distinct similarity to Lush Slime-ball’s “Ditto Heads.” Hell, they’re probably one and the same.

  • To his followers Trump isn’t about truth. He’s about feeling good when you’re really, really frustrated with being a loser.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Thats the whole RWNJ schtick. Venting their frustration, feeling good about lashing out and not a care of the consequences.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        It’s why Log cabiners throw the worst brunches and the best orgies.

  • pickypecker

    ..

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Our Librul Media (Politifact is… troublesome.) seems to be singling out Trump’s bag o’lies.

      It’s the only thing that has me convinced that this idea that “the GOP establishment” is “out to get” “Trump” is something besides a spun tale or conspiracy theory.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Trump’s confused. He was thinking of one of his friends’ more interesting parties, back in the go-go 80s.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    “If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself.” ~ Joseph Goebbels

  • Adam Schmidt

    His base doesn’t really care about this “truth” thing. It sounds true, and more to the point it sounds like what they want to be true. Anyone who disagrees is just against Donald Trump and probably anti-American at that.

    • Friday

      Of course them *wanting* such things to be true is the damn insane part.

  • Sk3ptic

    Sometimes I wonder if the reason Drumpf so tirelessly brings the racists out of the woodwork is to get them all registered.
    It’s definitely helped me identify the asshats in my social media more easily.

  • jomicur

    I really don’t get this. I’m quite aware that Muslims consider pigs unclean animals. But does this mean Trump does too? Does he seriously believe that those blood-soaked bullets will accomplish something that regular bullets can’t? Does he actually believe that someone killed with one will be denied entry to the Muslim heaven or something? If he really does believe that, he must be a secret Muslim himself.

    • Friday

      I suspect a lot of Christianists think that Muslim dietary requirements mean that shooting them with pig fat would make them have to be Christian: I think Trump’s trying to scare them that this would somehow actually scare Muslim radicals into behaving rather than just make our troops kinda stink and piss everyone off. 🙂

  • abqdan

    This stupid myth probably stems from 1857, when the British forced Indian soldiers to use cartridges for their guns that had to be torn open with the teeth; the belief was that the paper of the cartridge was water-proofed using pig fat. That resulted in a revolt by the Bengal Army. Not that Trump (or any of his followers) care…

  • Steven B

    What’s his point? Even if it were true or even if Trump believed it were true, then what point is he trying to make by bringing it up?

    • Friday

      I think that had something to do with his claiming that being more of an asshole would scare Muslims into line and stop them doing terrorism if only someone killed their families.

  • Ray

    Sssssssh! Don’t tell him.

  • Trump does NOT care what’s true and what’s false. All he wants to do is say the things he knows will make his audience scream hysterically. Listen to his rallies; his supporters have whipped themselves into an almost religious frenzy. You’d think they were watching Jesus descending out of the clouds.

    • David Walker

      “…almost religious frenzy”? I think they went beyond “almost” a few months ago. And they prefer Drumpf to Jeebus because they don’t have to wait for him and he says the stuff they WISH Jeebus would say and know he wouldn’t. Drumpf is here and talking trash.

  • Megrim Twist

    Pathological!

  • Lies don’t matter to Trump supporters. As one Muslim said after Trump’s claim, pig’s blood simply isn’t kryptonite to Muslims. They just don’t eat pork.

  • geoffalnutt

    “Wisdom” is a something neither she nor her hateful husband will never have.

  • Cary Chauvet

    I really think Trump is not interested in actually being President. I think is game plan here is to disrupt the Republican Party to clear the way for Hillary to become our next President. I say this because the Clintons and Trumps have been friends for years and because Trump would never want to give up his empire just to be President, a job he knows nothing about. Yes, he is egotistical and pompous but he is his own worst enemy and I believe if he can keep the other Republicans out of the race – even if he has to disrupt the Republicans by going Independent – he will do it. Between Hillary and Donald it is obvious that Hillary would win. Trump is too hated and the Republicans will not turn out to vote him in. I could be totally wrong but that’s what it looks like to me.

    • they will call us “foily,” but i sort of agree.

    • danolgb

      I’d like to believe that he’s trolling. I think his nomination would bring out the greatest turnout ever of minorities to vote against him so I’m not entirely worried he would ever win the general.

  • Brian in Valdosta

    It has arrived here in Valdosta (southern Georgia) this afternoon. I imagine that it must have arrived a couple hours ago, as that is when my migraine began.

    • Friday

      I’d give real money if he got lost and had to fend for himself in random places down there. Well, how about his real money, cause he would have to not have that on him either. 🙂

  • KarenAtFOH

    Facts are only useful to a narcissist if they further his need for attention.

  • “He just doesn’t care. And neither do his fans.” Absolutely correct. They’re like a pack of rabid dogs.

  • Jude Newton

    NASCAR CEO just backed Trump – Which surprises me, because I would have laid down money that Brian France would have backed Rubio.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/271223-nascar-ceo-race-car-drivers-endorse-trump

  • Mark

    Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

  • Jim

    In 1918 General Pershing was in France leading the American expeditionary forces along with allies Britain and France against imperial Germany. Ever hear of World War I, Donald? Ever hear of looking something up in an encyclopedia to make sure you’ve got your facts straight (or that you’ve got any facts at all)?

  • Donald J Drumpf speaks proudly of an atrocity which never happened, which today would be a blatant war crime under U.S. and international law, promises to do the same if elected president….and his crowds cheer orgasmically.

  • DetailBear

    Trump would be the kind of president to set the nuclear launch code to 12345.

    https://youtu.be/a6iW-8xPw3k?t=28s

    • Bad Tom

      Sadly, the actual launch code used by SAC for many years at Minuteman missile silos was (get ready):

      00000000

      So, President Skroob’s code was actually better.
      ——-
      The stated reason for the SAC policy was so that if they needed to launch the missiles, they always could. See Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety, by Eric Schlosser.

  • John T

    A century ago, the blood libel of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion (a hoax that struck the right chord of truthiness among prejudiced people) inspired pogroms and eventually the holocaust. Trump is following in those footsteps.

  • Max_1

    Shocked he lied… AGAIN!

  • David Kerlick

    What’s a Virgina?