If someone’s opinion or belief is different from yours does that constitute a “lie.”
The “biased, liberal, fake news media,” the Hollywood liberals, and democrats in general, are constantly berating our President as everything negative under the Sun. They contend that every other word out of his mouth is “a lie.”
So I decided to give them a chance to convince me. I checked out some of these documented lists of “lies.” Lists that purport to contain 3,000, 4,000, even up to 5,000 documented “lies!”
Here are some of “the lies” (supposedly the worst) that “Politifact,” “The Washington Post,” “CNN,” “The (failing) New York Times,” “Esquire,” “New Yorker,” and “USA Today” claim President Trump has made:
“The Democrats want to invite caravan after caravan of illegal aliens into our country. And they want to sign them up for free health care, free welfare, free education, and for the right to vote.”
(What’s a “lie” about this statement? I would ask Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer [the two that tell the rest of the democrats what to think] if they have a problem with this statement and I’m sure they would say ‘no.’)
“Democrats oppose any effort to secure our border.”
(If this isn’t true, please tell me what effort they have not opposed.)
“Many presidents don’t get the chance to put a Supreme Court justice on.”
(There have actually been four, with Jimmy Carter being the most recent. I’m not sure if four should be considered “many,” but I would also have a hard time calling this a “lie.”)
“Every single Democrat in the U.S. Senate has signed up for open borders, and it’s a bill, it’s called the ‘open borders bill.’”
(Ooops. These people pointing their fingers need to check out the “fine print” of Diane Feinstein’s “Borders Bill.” And yes, every single democrat senator backs it.)
“Senator Richard Blumenthal said he served in Vietnam, in Da Nang Province. ‘Soldiers dying left and right as we battled up the hill.’ And then he cried when they (the press) caught him.”
(Nothing false about this one. He may not have actually cried tears, but…..)
Says Republicans “just passed” the Veterans Choice program after 44 years of trying. “They’ve been trying to pass that one for many, many decades.”
(Well, I’m approaching retirement age myself, and I can recall this being an issue quite aways back, so they are obviously splitting hairs over that “44 years” number. Does it really make that big of a difference? I guess it does when you’re looking to hang someone out to dry over a technicality of a year here or a year there.)
Under the North American Free Trade Agreement, “we lost millions of jobs.”
(I’m not sure what their issue is with this statement. They obviously don’t agree with his number of jobs, but I think it would be hard to prove otherwise.)
“96 percent of (Google News) results on ‘Trump News’ are from National Left-Wing Media.”
(Speaking from personal experience, I would have to go along with The President, not to mention the recent documenting of Google’s left leaning policies and unfair search practices.)
“U.S. Steel just announced that they are building six new steel mills.”
(How can anyone argue what U.S. Steel announced to him?)
Says the Steele dossier “was responsible for starting” Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia.
(Well, it was. Other than the now debunked dossier, which was used as the basis for spying on him and his campaign, and as the basis for “Russian collusion claims,” there would have been no starting point for the assignment of a special counsel. Period.)
“The Electoral College is much more advantageous for Democrats.”
(As with many of these statements, they are opinions, and therefore they cannot be “lies.” I would have to agree, however, with The President here, as democrats are basically given a 100 electoral vote head start between California, New York and Illinois.)
“Many countries (in NATO) owe us a tremendous amount of money for many years back, where they’re delinquent, as far as I’m concerned, because the United States has had to pay for them.”
(What issue the “biased, liberal, fake news media” has with this statement is beyond me. I think it has been well documented that most, if not all, of our NATO “friends” have been taking advantage of the United States’ for quite a few years now.
“I have watched ICE liberate towns from the grasp of MS-13.”
(Again, I know the “biased, liberal, fake news media” does not normally report on the positive accomplishments of ICE, only negatively spun stories offered up by their democratic partners in crime.)
“Watch those GDP numbers. We started off at a very low number, and right now we hit a 3.2 (percent). Nobody thought that was possible.”
(I’m sure some people thought it was possible, but most people in the “biased, liberal, fake news media didn’t. Again, hard to call this a “lie.”)
Regarding the current immigration laws: A “horrible law” requires that children be separated from their parents “once they cross the Border into the U.S.”
(Again, it seems we’re splitting hairs here. It is a “horrible law,” and it only applies to people who choose to enter the U.S. illegally.)
Says North Korea has “agreed to denuclearization.”
(Well, Kim Jong-un did agree to work towards denuclearization. Where’s the “lie.”)
“Only fools, or worse, are saying that our money losing Post Office makes money with Amazon. THEY LOSE A FORTUNE, and this will be changed.”
(Someone is doubting that the Post Office is, and has been, losing money? Someone doubts the Post Office is losing money on probably their biggest customer, Amazon? Or are they doubting that President Trump is going to do something about this? In either case, it’s hard to call this statement a “lie.”)
“When I was campaigning, I was talking about 18 and 20 years (when) wages effectively went down. Now, for the first time in a long time, they’re starting to go up for people.”
(Based on my own experience, it was about 20 years ago when people were asked to take wage cuts or wage freezes, and “now, for the first time in a long time, they’re starting to go up for people.” No “lie” here.)
“Democrats are nowhere to be found on DACA.”
True. No lie here. The democrats failed to deal with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), or the “Dreamers” law, while they had the presidency, and majorities in the House and the Senate in 2008-2010, and the democrats chose to reject a very good compromise offered by President Trump in 2017. It is true that the democrats have abandoned the DACA recipients.)
The immigration visa lottery “randomly hands out green cards without any regard for skill, merit, or the safety of American people.”
(True. No lie here. This lottery system, credited to Senator Charles Schumer, is an absolute joke and an absolute travesty. How this law ever got passed is beyond me. The democrats just have to own this mess instead of claiming President Trump is “lying” about it.)
“We enacted the biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history.”
(True. No lie here. I’m not sure how they can even challenge this, whatsoever.)
There is “substantial evidence of voter fraud.”
Again, True. There definitely is “substantial evidence of voter fraud.” Especially after the recent ballot counting debacles in Florida and Georgia.)
“We essentially repealed Obamacare because we got rid of the individual mandate … and that was a primary source of funding of Obamacare.”
(Ok, Obamacare wasn’t “essentially repealed,” but taking away the individual mandate got rid of the problem of people being forced to buy lousy insurance, thus neutering the entire system for the most part. In this case I would say we’re looking at more an exaggeration as opposed to a “lie.”)
“Hillary Clinton lied many times to the FBI.”
(That is the President’s opinion, and mine as well by the way. Again, opinions by definition cannot be “lies.” I believe honest people using basic common sense would also arrive at this conclusion.)
Wages “haven’t gone up for a long time.”
(No lie here. Please refer to my statement above regarding wages going up.)
Untaxed corporate earnings used to be “$2.5 trillion…, I guess it’s $5 trillion now. Whatever it is, it’s a lot more. So we have anywhere from 4 (trillion) to 5 or even more trillions of dollars sitting offshore.”
(Based on the President’s language here, how can you call this a “lie?” It’s obvious that he is “ball parking,” or “guesstimating” his figures here. He is just trying to get the idea across that “Whatever it is, it’s a lot more.”)
“We’ve signed more bills, and I’m talking about through the legislature, than any president ever.”
(Granted, several modern presidents have signed more, but not in the same short time frame of his first year and a half.)
“All pipelines that are coming into this country from now on has to be American steel.”
(That is his intent. How can they call this a “lie?”)
“The weak illegal immigration policies of the Obama Administration allowed bad MS 13 gangs to form in cities across U.S. We are removing them fast!”
(Again, this is true and true again. In any regard, “weak” is an opinion, even if it is correct.)
Referring to the large numbers of immigrants taken in by Sweden recently: “Look at what’s happening in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this? Sweden. They took in large numbers. They’re having problems like they never thought possible.”
(No lie here. It is well documented that Sweden has been experiencing horrible, never seen before, problems regarding the immigrants that they took in over that few years.)
“Americans don’t care at all about my (Donald Trump’s personal) tax returns.”
(I’m sure some Americans do. I don’t. But I guess he really shouldn’t over-generalize the feelings of “Americans” in general. But again, that’s his opinion and hard to characterize it as a “lie.”)
“We had a massive landslide victory, as you know, in the Electoral College.”
(I’m guessing the “biased, liberal, fake news media” has a problem with his use of the term “landslide,” however, his electoral victory was 304-227, or 57%-43%. In politics, a victory by more than 10% is commonly referred to as a landslide, so…)
“I have tremendous support from women.”
(Again, his opinion.)
Referring to his standing room only rallies: “The media never shows the crowds.”
(They have at times, but they usually don’t. Again, I would classify it as an exaggeration, not a “lie.”
Says Hillary Clinton was “let off the hook” for her email scandal while Gen. David Petraeus had his life “destroyed for doing far, far less.”
(Again, true. Petraeus was appointed CIA Director by Barack Obama, and served as the CIA Director 2011-2012. He was found guilty of “mishandling” classified info, and he was forced to resign, based on some emails he shared with the person writing his biography. So, where’s the “lie” regarding the President’s statement?)
Says Hillary Clinton “wants to go to a single-payer plan” for health care.
(That is her ultimate goal, and she has even stated this numerous times. Again, where exactly is the “lie.”
These lists go on and on, but they are most just more of the same.
Like I mentioned, these supposed “lies” are promoted as the worst examples, so the case for the remaining claims would lose even more validity it would logically seem.
Other statements that were claimed to be “lies” were actually just “knit picking” about a detail being slightly off here or there, or slight exaggerations used to emphasize a point. The “biased, liberal, fake news media” hold President Trump to a level of scrutiny that they themselves surely could not, and do not, achieve.
Is everything that President Trump says always 100% accurate or correct? No. But accusing him of “lying” infers that he had premeditated intent to mislead, which I honestly believe he did not.
For instance, President Trump’s statements (choose any that you want) do not rise anywhere near the level of the BIG LIE told by President Obama regarding Obamacare, and repeated on more than 20 different occasions: “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Period.” None of the “biased, liberal, fake news media” even made a peep about that whopper!
I believe what we have here is just more of the well documented “Trump Derangement Syndrome,” except this strain of the disease has made its way into the “biased, liberal, fake news media,” exposing them for being even more biased, more liberal, and more fake than ever given credit for before.
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