Trump Lies

WH Backs Herd Immunity Statement Signed By Such Notables As Drs. Johnny Bananas And Person Fakeman

The New York Times reports: The White House has embraced a declaration by a group of scientists arguing that authorities should allow the coronavirus to spread among young healthy people while protecting the elderly and the vulnerable — an approach that would rely on arriving at “herd immunity” through infections rather than a vaccine. Many experts say “herd immunity” — …

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Trump Retweets Batshit Claim Bin Laden Is Still Alive

Will Sommer reports at The Daily Beast: President Donald Trump backed a budding conspiracy theory on Tuesday that four Americans were killed in the 2012 Benghazi attack to cover up the blood-sacrifice of Navy SEALs and the “fact” that Osama Bin Laden is still alive, marking what is perhaps the president’s strangest brush yet with far-right conspiracy theories. Trump’s promotion …

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Trump Asks SCOTUS For Stay On Tax Returns Ruling

NBC News reports: Attorneys for President Donald Trump have asked the Supreme Court for an emergency application to stay — or put on hold — the recent decision by an appeals court to let Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance get Trump’s tax documents pursuant to a grand jury subpoena. Trump’s attorneys are asking for the stay pending the filing of …

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Ex-WH Doc “Concerned” About Biden’s Mental Fitness

The Washington Post reports: Ronny L. Jackson, a former White House physician and retired Navy rear admiral, said Tuesday that even though he is no longer a practicing doctor and is not in a position to make a diagnosis, he is concerned “as a citizen” about Biden’s fitness for office. “I actually don’t even practice medicine at this point,” Jackson, …

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SCOTUS Won’t Hear Emoluments Appeal By Democrats

Reuters reports: The Supreme Court on Tuesday put an end to a lawsuit brought by congressional Democrats that accused President Donald Trump of violating anti-corruption provisions in the U.S. Constitution with his business dealings. The justices refused to hear an appeal by 215 Senate and House of Representatives Democrats of a lower court ruling that found that the lawmakers lacked …

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Anthony Fauci: The Trump Campaign Is Harassing Me

The Daily Beast reports: The nation’s top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci demanded that the Trump campaign refrain from using him in future campaign ads, saying Monday that it would be “outrageous” and “terrible” if he was featured in another commercial and it could “come back to backfire” on Team Trump. Asked by The Daily Beast if his comments …

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Doctor Claims Trump Is Now Testing Negative

Raw Story reports: White House physician Sean Conley claims that President Donald Trump in negative for COVID-19 in a new memo to press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. “In response to your inquiry regarding the president’s most recent COVID-19 tests, I can share with you that he has tested NEGATIVE, on consecutive days, using the Abbott BinaxNOW antigen card,” Conley wrote. “This …

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Trump Faces Avalanche Of Post-White House Lawsuits

Business Insider reports: Donald Trump is likely to face a litany of federal investigations if he loses to former Vice President Joe Biden next month. He may also be indicted for his role in covering up hush-money payments to Karen McDougal, a plot that sent his former lawyer Michael Cohen to prison. Norm Eisen, a senior fellow in governance studies …

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Trump Spawn Funnel US Money Into Daddy’s Pocket

And in three weeks we can end this grifting: Eric Trump took his Secret Service agents to Trump golf courses in Scotland, as he led transatlantic tours for paying customers. Donald Trump Jr. took his protectors to the Trump hotel in Vancouver, stopping over on hunting trips to Canada. And Ivanka Trump took her Secret Service detail to the Trump …

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Covita Used USMC Band At WH Blexit Campaign Rally

The Washington Post reports: When President Trump, recovering from the novel coronavirus, welcomed hundreds of people on Saturday to what resembled a campaign rally on the White House grounds, the guests filed onto the South Lawn past a military band in resplendent red, its horns blasting the tune “America” from “West Side Story.” The use of the United States Marine …

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Trump Campaign Won’t Take Down Ad Using Fauci

Fox News reports: The Trump campaign fired back at Fauci’s comments that his words were “taken out of context” – saying that the infectious disease expert had praised the Trump administration’s work in combating the pandemic and that his comments are “accurate.” “These are Dr. Fauci’s own words,” Tim Murtaugh [photo], a spokesman for the Trump campaign, said in a …

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Fauci Is Pissed: Trump Used Me Without My Permission And Out Of Context In His New Campaign Ad [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Dr. Anthony Fauci did not consent to being featured in a new advertisement from the Trump campaign touting President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert told CNN his words were taken out of context. “In my nearly five decades of public service, I have never publicly endorsed any political candidate. …

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Twitter Zaps Trump’s Claim He’s No Longer Contagious

Axios reports: Twitter flagged a tweet from President Trump on Sunday morning in which he claimed, without evidence, that he is now “immune” to the coronavirus. Why it matters: Trump continues to be one of the most prominent sources of coronavirus misinformation, eight months into the pandemic. Details: While Trump’s doctors have said that he is no longer transmitting the …

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Eric Trump: My Father Took The Vaccine He Created

The Hill reports: President Trump’s son Eric on Sunday called his father’s treatment for COVID-19 a vaccine that he further claimed the president helped create from “day one.” “My father literally started day one creating this vaccine. He worked to push this vaccine and now my father just took it and you see how well he got over it,” Eric …

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Covita Tells Cultists: The Virus Is Disappearing [VIDEO]

CNN reports: A defiant President Donald Trump resumed public events Saturday with a divisive speech at the White House, where he potentially put lives at risk once again, just nine days after he revealed his own Covid-19 diagnosis. After being sidelined from the campaign trail for more than a week, Trump leaned into his law-and-order message in a speech threaded …

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Commission Cancels Second Presidential Debate

Politifact reports: After refusing to participate in a virtual debate, President Donald Trump continued to wage a war with the Commission on Presidential Debates, saying that the group chooses biased moderators and that it apologized after tampering with his microphone when he debated Hillary Clinton in 2016. In an Oct. 8 phone interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Trump …

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Trump Does “MAGA Rally” On Rush Limbaugh’s Radio Show, Insanely Declares “We Have A COVID Cure”

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump, still White House bound after his COVID-19 diagnosis, called into the Rush Limbaugh show for a radio “rally” with the conservative talk host. Limbaugh started what he describe as a “mega, MAGA rally” — in which Trump is expected to take questions from callers — by praising Trump as the “strongest, most unwavering” …

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Details Emerge On Trump’s “Poll-Watching Army”

Politico reports: With the lifting of a decades-old consent decree, the Republican National Committee is now free to engage in poll watching. To that end, the campaign has established what it says is a 50,000-plus army of volunteer observers across an array of battleground states like North Carolina and Pennsylvania, where operations are already underway. Poll watchers monitor everything from …

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Shady $21M Tax Break Center Of NY AG’s Trump Probe

The Washington Post reports: Five years ago, Donald Trump promised to preserve more than 150 acres of rolling woodlands in an exclusive swath of New York suburbia prized for its luxury homes and rural tranquility. In exchange for setting aside this land on his estate known as Seven Springs, Trump received a tax break of $21.1 million, according to court documents. …

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WH Still Won’t Say When Trump Last Tested Negative

Axios reports: White House communications director Alyssa Farah declined to tell reporters when President Trump last tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday, saying that “the doctors would like to keep it private.” Why it matters: It marks at least the eighth time since Trump tested positive for the virus one week ago that White House officials have refused to disclose …

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