Trump Lies

Trump Again Lies That Cases Are Up Because Testing Is

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has once again claimed that the US’s surge in coronavirus cases is simply the result of expanded testing – even as the rate of tests coming back positive rises and the country’s death toll increases. Mr Trump’s claim that the expansion of testing is the sole reason that the US is counting more cases has …

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Pelosi: “The President Himself Is The Hoax” [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Thursday expressed outrage at Trump for what she said was his calling reports about Russian bounties on American troops, Moscow’s interference in U.S. elections and coronavirus a hoax — and she pointed to Trump himself as the hoax. “He’ll say this is a hoax, and it’s a hoax that they are 24/7 …

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RNC Paying Ex-Apprentice Staffer Who Has Trump Dirt

The Daily Beast reports: Last year, the Republican National Convention began cutting checks to a former producer of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice who was accused of having, as one contestant put it, “all the dirt” on Donald Trump. From August 2019 through May 2020, the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Convention made a dozen payments totaling more than …

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Commerce Dept Blocks Report On Trump’s Sharpie Map

The New York Times reports: The Department of Commerce is preventing the release of an investigation’s findings into whether it coerced the head of a federal agency into supporting President Trump’s erroneous claim that Hurricane Dorian would hit Alabama last year, the department’s inspector general said on Wednesday. In a memo to Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross Jr., the inspector …

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Trump Lies About Biden’s “Scripted” Press Conference

Even the Daily Caller isn’t buying it: President Donald Trump accused former Vice President Joe Biden of fielding scripted questions during his Tuesday press conference in Wilmington, Delaware. Ari Fleischer, White House press secretary for former President George W. Bush, said that though he “was critical of the press for the softball questions they threw to Biden,” the former vice …

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Trump: Russian Bounty Story Is A “Fake News Hoax”

Politico reports: President Trump claimed early Wednesday that reports about suspected Russian bounties on coalition forces in Afghanistan were a “hoax” meant to damage him politically. The White House has denied that Trump was personally briefed on the intelligence before it became public, though it has sidestepped questions about subsequent reports that the information was cited in one of Trump’s …

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Court Temporarily Blocks Book By Trump’s Niece

Vice News reports: A judge in New York State just slapped a temporary restraining order on President Trump’s niece, ordering her to hold off on publishing her damning tell-all book about her uncle until the court can issue a final ruling. The decision marks a near-term victory for Trump’s younger brother, Robert Trump, in his legal battle to keep Mary …

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Pro-Trump Group Busted In Lie About Missouri Couple

Jared Holt reports at Right Wing Watch: Turning Point USA chief creative officer Benny Johnson attempted to claim that a white ​couple that aimed firearms at Black Lives Matter protesters in St. Louis​, Missouri, were not supporters of President Donald Trump​, but rather Democratic Party voters. Johnson turned to Federal Election Commission data to support his claim, but there was …

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There’s Always A Tweet: Intelligence Briefings Edition

Mediaite reports: Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt justified President Donald Trump’s inaction with intelligence on Russia because “all president’s don’t read all of their briefings.” “This is not anything new,” Earhardt said on the matter. “The point here is: if it is not verified by our 16 intelligence agencies, that’s their job, that’s what they do it doesn’t get to the …

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Trump’s “White Power” Tweet Stayed Up For 3 Hours Because He Was Golfing And WH Couldn’t Reach Him

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump set off a “five-alarm fire” in the White House on Sunday morning after he retweeted a video of one of his supporters saying “white power,” according to two White House officials. The video remained on the president’s Twitter page, where he has 82 million followers, for more than three hours because White House officials …

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AP: White House Knew About Bounties In Early 2019

The Associated Press reports: Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported, according to U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the intelligence. The assessment was included in at least one of …

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Trump Sues Pennsylvania Over Ballot Drop-Off Sites

Courthouse News reports: President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee sued Pennsylvania on Monday over absentee ballot drop-off sites, escalating their fight against mail-in voting as the November election nears. The president’s campaign and the RNC were joined by four Pennsylvania Republican congressmen – Glenn Thompson, Mike Kelly, John Joyce and Guy Reschenthaler – in filing the …

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White House Claims Trump Wasn’t Told About Bounties Because There Was No Consensus Among Intel Officials

Bloomberg News reports: President Donald Trump wasn’t briefed on reports that the Russian government paid bounties for American and allied troops to be killed in Afghanistan because there was no consensus among intelligence officials on the veracity of the claims, said White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. McEnany told reporters at the White House on Monday that such intelligence wouldn’t …

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Trump: I Have “VERY GOOD Internal Polling Numbers”

Mediaite reports: Trump kicked off the week on Twitter by claiming intel of Russian bounties to Taliban militias was not credible, before bragging of his “95% approval rating” from Republicans — slamming conservatives who refuse to support him as “stupid people.” Despite his repeated assertions. Trump does not have a 95% approval rating from Republicans in any poll. Trump took …

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McEnany: Trump Retweeted The “White Power” Clip To “Stand With His Supporters Who Are Often Demonized”

The Hill reports: “The president did not hear that phrase in that portion of the video, and when it was signaled to him that this was in there he took that tweet down,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told “Fox & Friends.” “But he made very clear to me that he stands with the people of The Villages, our …

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Trump Deletes “White Power” Video, Spox Claims He Didn’t Hear Words, Only Saw “Tremendous Enthusiasm”

The Wrap reports: President Donald Trump on Sunday retweeted — and then deleted — a two-minute video that featured a Florida Trump supporter yelling, “White power!” while driving a golf cart by anti-Trump protesters. “Thank you to the great people of The Villages,” Trump wrote in his tweet, referring to a popular retirement community outside of Orlando, Florida. “The Radical …

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HHS Sec Denies Having Seen Trump’s “White Power” Video Moments After It’s Played For Him By CNN Host

“I’ve not seen that video or that tweet, but obviously neither the president, his administration nor I would do anything to be supportive of white supremacy or anything that would support discrimination of any kind. I’ve been here getting ready to speak to you. “I’ve not seen that, and so I don’t want to comment further on that. But obviously …

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WH: Trump Wasn’t Told About Bounties On US Troops

CNN reports: US intelligence concluded months ago that Russian military intelligence offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill coalition forces in Afghanistan, including US troops, amid peace talks, according to a New York Times report published Friday. Citing officials briefed on the matter, the Times reported that President Donald Trump was briefed on the intelligence findings and that the White …

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Trump Continues To Mock Biden For COVID Death Flub

Mediaite reports: When President Donald Trump tried to capitalize on an edited clip of Joe Biden’s recent verbal miscue about the coronavirus death toll, Twitter blue checks responded by roasting Trump over his own gaffes, and of the actual death toll he has overseen. Trump and his supporters have been trying to hype a clip of Biden from a Thursday …

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WSJ: Trump’s Default Is “Defensive Self-Congratulation”

From the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal: Lately he has all but given up even talking about the pandemic when he might offer realism and hope about the road ahead even as the country reopens. His default now is defensive self-congratulation. The country also wants firm but empathetic leadership after the death of George Floyd, but Mr. Trump …

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