Trump Lies

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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Trump Reschedules Tulsa Rally Over Juneteenth Furor

The Washington Post reports: President Trump announced Friday that he is rescheduling his first campaign rally in months following criticism that it was set for set for Juneteenth, the observance of the end of slavery in the United States, in a city that experienced one of the country’s worst episodes of racial violence in U.S. history. In a late-night tweet, …

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Kudlow: There Is “No Second Wave” Of COVID [VIDEO]

Politico reports: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Friday declared that a “second wave” of the coronavirus was not descending upon the country, even as cases of Covid-19 are spiking in more than a dozen states. “There is no emergency. There is no second wave. I don’t know where that got started on Wall Street,” Kudlow told “Fox & …

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FLOTUS Spox Rips “Fictional” Book About New Prenup

A standard Trumpian non-specific denial: The East Wing on Friday dismissed a new book about first lady Melania Trump that reported she waited to move to the White House in 2017 while she renegotiated the terms of her prenuptial agreement with President Trump. “Yet another book about Mrs. Trump with false information and sources. This book belongs in the fiction …

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McEnany: Joe Biden Is Spreading “Conspiracy Theories”

Talking Points Memo reports: White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Thursday dismissed Joe Biden’s concerns that President Trump is going to “try to steal” November’s election. “I think that’s a ridiculous proposition,” McEnany said on “America’s Newsroom” on Fox News. “This president’s looking forward to November,” she continued. “This president’s hard at work for the American people, and leave …

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SCOTLAND: Trump Resort To Get Million Dollar Bailout As He Boasts About Not Asking For US Bailout Money

NBC News reports: Scottish golf courses owned by President Donald Trump’s businesses stand to benefit from more than a million dollars of taxpayer money, as part of a coronavirus relief program run by the Scottish government, according to government officials and an executive at one of Trump’s companies. The financial relief is aimed at helping the country’s tourism and leisure …

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REPORT: Trump Aides Turn Off Alerts For His Tweets

ABC News reports: The White House is preparing to announce a number of proposals later this week related to race and policing, but the rollout has yet to be determined. Many top advisers concede that these proposals are often overshadowed by controversial statements coming from the president’s Twitter account. Days in the West Wing are so often dictated by what …

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Trump Campaign Demands CNN Apologize For Poll

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign is demanding CNN retract and apologize for a recent poll that showed him well behind Joe Biden. The demand, coming in the form of a cease and desist letter to CNN President Jeff Zucker, was immediately rejected by the network. “We stand by our poll,” said Matt Dornic, a CNN spokesman. The CNN poll …

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