Trump Lies

Money Beg: Dems Are Trying To “COVID-SHAME” You

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s push to resume big rallies despite concern he’s putting the public’s health at risk is part of a broader reelection campaign effort to turn the national debate about the coronavirus into a political fight that he frames as “US vs. THEM.” “They hate me. They hate you. They hate rallies and it’s all …

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Trump Hire Mick Mulvaney: Trump Doesn’t “Hire Well”

“I think if there was one criticism that I would level against the president is that he didn’t hire very well. He did not have experience in running government and didn’t know how to put together a team that could work well with him. “There is something that’s generally consistent with that list that you just gave, which a lot …

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Trump: Mail-In Voting Is Greatest Risk To My Reelection

Politico reports: President Donald Trump called mail-in voting the biggest threat to his reelection and said his campaign’s multimillion-dollar legal effort to block expanded ballot access could determine whether he wins a second term. In an Oval Office interview Thursday focusing on the 2020 election, the president also warned his party in blunt terms not to abandon him and cast …

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Twitter Slaps Warning On Trump’s Fake CNN Video

The Washington Post reports: Twitter on Thursday evening took the rare step of appending a warning label to one of President Trump’s tweets after the company determined it violated its policies on manipulated media. The president tweeted a doctored version of a popular video that went viral in 2019, which showed two toddlers, one black and one white, hugging. In …

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Trump Rages: Bolton Is A “Lying, Wacko, Boring, Dope”

The Independent reports: As unflattering excerpts from former national security adviser John Bolton’s book start to emerge, Donald Trump has vented his fury at the author, calling him a “dope” whom he was happy to fire and dismissing the book as “fake”. Citing a pre-publication review in The New York Times, Mr Trump tweeted that Mr Bolton was an an …

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Bolton Book: Trump Defended Saudi Prince In Killing Of Journalist To Distract From Reports On Ivanka’s Email

The Guardian reports: Trump made headlines in November 2018 when he released a bizarre statement defending the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. It included lines such as “The world is a very dangerous place!” and “maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!” According to Bolton’s book, making headlines was the point. A story …

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Trump Wants To Prosecute Leaker Of “Bunker” Story

The New York Times reports: Mr. Trump has also become consumed, once again, with leaks from the White House, demanding that officials find and prosecute those responsible for information getting out about his trip to the bunker beneath the White House during unruly protests. And while he has shown enthusiasm for resuming his trademark rallies, he has not seemed excited …

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WH Compares Risk Of COVID At Trump Rally To Getting Hit By Foul Ball At Baseball Games: “That’s Part Of Life”

Talking Points Memo reports: “When you come to the rally, as with any event, you assume a personal risk,” the press secretary said. “That is just what you do.” She compared a rally-goer falling ill to COVID-19 to a baseball fan getting struck by a foul ball. “When you go to a baseball game, you assume a risk,” McEnany said. …

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Conway: Don’t Believe Polls, People Lie To Pollsters

“I don’t know a billion things about a billion things, but I know polling, and I think we should always look to see who is being polled. “If it’s adults, even if it’s registered voters. Likely voters, I’ve said for decades as a pollster, you’re really going to want this one.  “The worst way to find out if somebody’s a …

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FLORIDA: Trump Golf Club Asks County For Rent Relief

The Palm Beach Post reports: President Donald Trump’s golf club in West Palm Beach has asked Palm Beach County to defer some of the $88,338 monthly rent it pays to lease public land for the president’s private golf club, citing hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In a June 5 letter to the county, the club’s finance director, Ed Raymundo, …

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DOJ Sues To Stop Publication Of John Bolton’s Book

Law.com reports: The Trump administration on Tuesday went to court in Washington in an effort to block the publication of former national security adviser John Bolton’s memoir. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, named only Bolton as a defendant. The complaint seeks among other things an order requiring Bolton “to instruct or request his …

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Pence Pens WSJ Op-Ed: “There Is No Second Wave”

Mike Pence writes for the Wall Street Journal: In recent days, the media has taken to sounding the alarm bells over a “second wave” of coronavirus infections. Such panic is overblown. Thanks to the leadership of President Trump and the courage and compassion of the American people, our public health system is far stronger than it was four months ago, …

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Pence Urged Governors To Lie About COVID Spikes

The New York Times reports: Vice President Mike Pence encouraged governors on Monday to adopt the administration’s explanation that a rise in testing was a reason behind new coronavirus outbreaks, even though testing data has shown that such a claim is misleading. “I would just encourage you all, as we talk about these things, to make sure and continue to …

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Trump Claims People Will “Hold Up Mailmen” To Get Absentee Ballots, Also Print Them Out “Fraudulently”

“We’re suing and we’re filing another the big lawsuit I think on Friday. And I think we have a good case. Newsom announced that he’s sending out millions and millions of mail-in, what’s called mail-in ballots. And, you know — you say, who’re they sending these to? And maybe who aren’t? “Let’s say you take a Republican district, and maybe …

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Trump Threatens Bolton: If He Publishes That Book, He’s Going To Have A “Very Strong Criminal Problem”

Axios reports: President Trump told reporters Monday that his former national security adviser John Bolton will have a “very strong criminal problem” if he proceeds with publishing his tell-all book on June 23, calling it “highly inappropriate” and claiming: “I will consider every conversation with me as president to be highly classified.” Why it matters: The memoir by Bolton, a …

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Trump Camp Claims 800,000 Ticket Requests For Tulsa

Forbes reports: The Trump campaign has put out conflicting figures on how many tickets have been registered for their June 20 rally in Tulsa, with campaign manager Brad Parscale now claiming 800,000 people registered for tickets despite the venue seating just over 19,000. The rally has been mired in controversy ever since it was announced due to both its racial …

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Trump’s Niece To Publish “Salacious” Tell-All Book

The Daily Beast reports: Donald Trump’s niece, his deceased brother’s daughter, is set to publish a tell-all book this summer that will detail “harrowing and salacious” stories about the president, according to people with knowledge of the project. Mary Trump, 55, the daughter of Fred Trump Jr. and eldest grandchild of Fred Trump Sr., is scheduled to release Too Much …

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Lying Trump Flack Freaks Out In Wild CNN Interview

Mediaite reports: CNN’s Brian Stelter had Trump legal adviser Jenna Ellis on Reliable Sources to talk about the the president’s re-election campaign and their threat to sue the network over a poll showing Joe Biden leading Trump by 14 points. It quickly degenerated into a complete trainwreck of a conversation. “The only reason CNN published this because it’s junk science,” …

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Carson Dodges On Trump’s “Best Since Lincoln” Claim

ABC News reports: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Sunday declined to back up President Donald Trump’s claim that he’s done more for the African American community than any president since Abraham Lincoln, saying the debate is “not productive.” “To get into an argument about who has done the most probably is not productive, but it is good …

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Trump Blames China For COVID In West Point Speech

The New York Daily News reports: President Trump, in the midst of a Saturday commencement address celebrating West Point’s graduating class of 2020, fired a shot across the bow at China for the coronavirus outbreak. Trump, speaking to the class of 1,107 graduates, invoked the names of America’s great generals through history and hailed West Point’s two centuries of producing …

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