Hillary Clinton, “You have literally turned your back on the men and women who have bled for the power you abused. Men and women who have selflessly died in wars to protect the freedom of our countrymen. Men and women who have left their families and set aside their differences and laid down their lives so that you can steal their liberty, laugh at their sacrifices, and mock their honor.”
“You have unmasked the very image of what a coward looks like.”
“You are not fit to lead this country anywhere except straight back down the shitter that you crawled out of.”
(ANTIMEDIA) After New York’s stunningly disorganized and questionable primary results proved, yet again, our elections are rigged to ensure establishment darling Hillary Clinton garners the Democratic nomination, a new video from Abby Martin’s Empire Files could topple Clinton’s entire campaign.
Evidence of said rigging isn’t difficult to find — it’s written directly into the electoral process in superdelegates, whose 700 “unpledged” votes remain uncommitted to a candidate until the nomination. This is “to ensure nominees are hand-picked party insiders,” as Martin explains in the video.
“The single vote of a superdelegate is worth thousands of ours,” Martin notes. “Many of these people are current and former members of Congress, and dozens more are literally corporate lobbyists working on behalf of every industry from healthcare to private prisons.”
In fact, the employment of superdelegates was initiated precisely for situations when the people’s choice doesn’t align with the establishment’s — such as the current overwhelming popularity of Bernie Sanders.
But the web of corporate media executives and insiders contributing directly to Hillary Clinton’s campaign couldn’t possibly explain the extreme bias, lack of criticism, and virtual media blackout on Sanders’ success, right? And her campaign, dripping with corporate lobbying cash, wouldn’t concern the American voting public, even though lobbyists literally act as superdelegates — would it?
Watch Empire Files: Abby Martin Exposes What Hillary Clinton Really Represents to see the proof the establishment doesn’t want you to discover.
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Hi everybody. I’m Bill Whittle and this is the Firewall.
Well, “Cultural Appropriation” is the latest form of combat used by Social Justice Warriors: a term used by crybullies to describe themselves as fighters against prejudice and privilege. They are the first warriors in history to burst into tears and require weeks of therapy at the mere sight of an actual weapon.
There is only one area where these progressive milliennials are not only allowed but encouraged to compete, and that is the struggle to see who can be the biggest victim and win the Virtue Signaling Silver Cup by being most sensitive to racial and gender injustice.
Cultural Appropriation is the idea that White Males have stolen various elements of minority and female culture and used them for their own benefit without acknowledging or appreciating the suffering of the offended party.
It’s everywhere, but the best example – so far – is a video shot at San Francisco State University, where a black student confronts a white student who is culturally appropriating African-American dreadlocks. Let’s watch, shall we?
Listen, I get it: I’m on her side.
As a Straight White Male, I see these feminists and students of color appropriating my White Male culture every day. When I think of them walking around in blue jeans, using electricity to light their dorm rooms, or to run their microwave ovens so they can eat non-Anglo-Saxon food… well, frankly, it makes me sick. They sit there using their smart phones to write about Social Injustice and then use the internet to post it on Facebook and Twitter, and as a white male I find this incredibly offensive.
Do these racists ever give a thought to fact that they are not dying in their twenties and thirties because of immunization, pasteurization, antiseptics and antibiotics? When they go to the hospital, do they think about the suffering and back-breaking work by White Males in order to bring them laser surgery, MRI scans, artificial ventilators and all the rest? Do they give an instant’s thought to why none of them developed polio, or scores of other infectious diseases? Nope. They just culturally appropriate these things and use them inauthentically.
But what really, really makes me lose my mind is when I look down the aisle of an airplane: Oh yeah, they’re reading articles about Beyonce, and they’re listening to Drake and Kanye West, but how many of these feminists and Social Justice Warriors of Color know the name of the man that invented the jet engine that is carrying them from their parents house to their hissy fits at the University of Ottawa, or Oberlin, or Yale, Harvard, Missouri and all the rest at 550 miles per hour? Not one of them, I’ll bet. Not one.
His name was Whittle, you ignorant, insensitive, racist pigs. I just want to get up and slap every one of them.
It’s a white thing. You wouldn’t understand.
And of all the things that Social Justice Warriors have culturally appropriated from White Men, the one thing I demand full recognition of is Rap.
As midsummer flower,
Gentle as falcon
Or hawk of the tower:
With solace and gladness,
Much mirth and no madness,
All good and no badness;
In every thing,
Far, far passing
That I can indite,
Or suffice to write
Hip-Hop rhyming is called Skeltonic verse, and it was invented by the man who wrote those lines: White Male John Skelton, who was born in England in 1463.
Now if all of this sounds petty, and ridiculous, and racist, and utterly barking mad to you… well, it sounds that way to me too. But that is who these progressive crybully tribalists are: insecure fascists who want to tell other people how to wear their hair.
They become apoplectic about things like the Washington Redskins, but they may want to take a lesson from another despised and marginalized group of American immigrants: the Irish. The two great slurs leveled against the immigrant Irish concerned their drunkenness and their violence. Here’s the mascot they chose for themselves – a drunken fighting Leprechaun — and here’s the parade they have annually and here’s the green beer we all drink on St. Patrick’s day, and once a year everyone in America is Irish including this left wing, divisive, Alinskyite agitator [Obama]. That’s because unlike the Social Justice Weenies, the Irish have a sense of humor, which they no doubt culturally appropriated from our common African ancestors.
So Jesus, Mary and Joseph, why don’t you grow up, you whiny little crybabies?
Not long after, Trump said his administration would “let the good ones back in,” a classic example of touchback amnesty. To put Trump’s statements into RealSpeak, think of Trump promising to create a very expensive, nation-crippling revolving door created for the sole purpose of flooding the country with millions of former illegals with legal status.
“Going to have to go out and they will come back but they are going to have to go out and hopefully they get back.” (Time)
“I would get people out and then have an expedited way of getting them back into the country so they can be legal…. A lot of these people are helping us … and sometimes it’s jobs a citizen of the United States doesn’t want to do. I want to move ’em out, and we’re going to move ’em back in and let them be legal.” (Donald Trump)
“I love the idea of immigration, but it’s got to be legal immigration. Now, a lot of these people are helping us, whether it’s the grapes or whether it’s jobs…. There are jobs that a lot of people don’t want to do. I want to move them out. I want to move them back in and let them be legal. But they have to be in here legally.” (Donald Trump, in an interview with Dana Bash, aired July 29, 2015)
Faced with solid evidence of Trump’s support for amnesty – in his own words – leaves Trump supporters unmoved, as they continue to support Trump’s candidacy because, er, he opposes amnesty. (You can’t make this stuff up, folks.)
In the most recent Fox News debate, Trump didn’t deny he had told TheNew York Timeshe’s “flexible” about his immigration proposals, including his promise to deport 11 million immigrants. Conservatives neither want nor need “flexibility” when it comes to illegal colonizers: We want them gone, and we certainly do not want them rewarded for their illegal activity by being deemed “One of the Good Ones” by a President Trump.
“The point isn’t just deporting them, it’s deporting them and letting them back in legally. He’s been so clear about that and I know the liberal media wants to misconstrue it, but its deporting them and letting them back legally.” (Eric Trump’s description of his father’s immigration plan.)
The H1-B STEM Lie
First he tells us we have a shortage of American STEM grads (we don’t), then he tells us how great the H1B program is, because of that non-existent shortage, then he attacks the H1B program saying it exists “for the explicit purpose of substituting for American workers at lower pay,” all on the same day. Here are the facts, stripped of Trump’s bullsh*t:
Our hypocritical crybully also promised to “remain totally committed to eliminating rampant, widespread H-1B abuse and ending outrageous practices such as those that occurred at Disney in Florida when Americans were forced to train their foreign replacements,” he said in his statement. (Times of India, March 4, 2016)
The sad irony is that Donald Trump himself has abused the H-1B Visa program, as a lawsuit filed by model Alexia Palmer alleges:
“…one of Trump’s own companies, Trump Model Management, is accused of bringing in a worker on an H-1B visa, and paying her a starvation wage far below the amount promised her. Alexia Palmer, a 21-year-old Jamaican model, has sued Trump Model Management for allegedly offering her a salary of $75,000 annually but paying her just under $4,000 for three years of work. Palmer claims the $75,000 amount was documented on the company’s application for her visa. (International Business Times, August 20, 2015)
Sadly, Senator Cruz supports Trump when it comes to H-1B Visas, as he declared during a Laura Ingraham radio show just last summer, “I am proud to defend Donald Trump” and promoting “legislation to increase the number of H-1B visas if there are people who are educated and talented and creating jobs.” (Breitbart, July 7, 2015)
The Bush WMD Lie
“Because look, the weapons of mass destruction, they said they existed, and they didn’t exist. Now it was his group that said, “There are weapons of mass destruction. That’s why we went in.” That’s why so many people got hoodwinked into going into Iraq. Then they go in there, they searched high and dry, they looked all over, there were no weapons of mass destruction. It turned out that there were absolutely not. There were no weapons of mass destruction. Now, was it a lie? I don’t know.” (National Review, February 16, 2016)
By 2003, when we invaded, Saddam Hussein not only possessed weapons of mass destruction, but had actually used some on his own people; after the war, “captured documents explicitly refer to Iraqi use of chemical weapons against Kurds.” That alone proves that Trump was disinterested in telling the truth.
The Baath regime launched 39 separate gas attacks against the Kurds, many of them targeting villages far from the Iran-Iraq border. Beginning at night on Thursday, March 16, and extending into Friday, March 17, 1988, the city of Halabja (population 70,000), was bombarded with twenty chemical and cluster bombs. Photographs show dead children in the street with lunch pails. An estimated 5,000 persons died. Although some analysts say the gas used was hydrogen cyanide (not in Iraq’s arsenal), others have suggested it might have been sarin, VX, and tabun. Iraq is known to have these agents. (Iran is not known to have hydrogen cyanide, in any case).
The 2002 National Intelligence Estimate said, in High Confidence: “Iraq is continuing, and in some areas expanding, its chemical, biological, nuclear and missile programs contrary to UN resolutions.”
Other reports from American military and intelligence experts at the time support that conclusion.
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UPDATE: CBS, which first reported this story, was wrong. Although Trump has no financial stake in the hotel, Trump Hotel Collections does, in fact, manage the business, which means Trump does indeed hire a lot of people as he claimed.
The Self-Funding Lie
H/T to Ben Schreckinger, National Review, for this one:
Donald Trump often says that he does not get enough credit for self-funding his presidential campaign. But as his recent financial disclosure reveals, he is not funding most of it.
Instead, the majority of his campaign funding comes from donors. This quarter, the campaign received 73,942 “unsolicited donations” totaling about $3.7 million, according to a release from the campaign. That accounts for most of the $5.8 million the campaign has taken in to date.
Trump has contributed to financing his campaign through in-kind gifts and loans.
In the third quarter, he made about $100,000 in in-kind contributions to his campaign.
That’s in addition to the $1.8 million Trump previously loaned the campaign. Trump can pay himself back for the loan with campaign funds at any point.
At the same time, Trump’s businesses have charged significant rent to the campaign. The campaign paid $144,000 for rent in the third quarter to Trump Tower Commercial LLC, Trump Restaurants LLC and the Trump Corp. (Full story…)
The Bush-Lied-Us-Into-Iraq-War Lie
“…in the last GOP debate, Republican candidate front-runner Donald Trump took things to a new level. He not only called the decision to go to war ‘a big, fat mistake’ (and, post-debate, proclaimed it ‘a disaster’) but also said: ‘They lied. They said there were weapons of mass destruction. There were none, and they knew there were none.’” (H/T Larry Elder, Jackson Sun…)
“Making errors of judgment are not the same as lying.”–Judith Miller (Full story…)
The outlet unearthed a September 11, 2002, interview in which Trump halfheartedly expressed support for the war.
“Yeah, I guess so,” Trump said when directly asked by Howard Stern whether he was “in favor of invading Iraq.”
The real-estate mogul was asked about his 2002 comments during two separate interviews Friday morning.
On “Good Morning America,” Trump insisted his Stern interview was “long before the war started.” The US invasion began in March 2003. Trump also said his statement to Stern was “not exactly strongly in favor” of the war.
“By the time the war began, I was saying — and I’m on record as saying — that we shouldn’t go into Iraq,” Trump said Friday.
Host George Stephanopoulos was incredulous. Trump has repeatedly said he strongly opposed the Iraq War, butthe main piece of evidencefor that claim is from the summer of 2004. His statements about the war in early 2003were fairly ambiguous, according to PolitiFact.
“But you’re not on record at all opposing the war before it began,” Stephanopoulos told Trump. “There is simply no evidence of that, sir.”
“There is evidence, and I’ll find evidence,” Trump replied. “Because I was against the war.”
“We look forward to seeing that evidence of you being against it before the war began,” Stephanopoulos said.
Trump Steak & Other Failures (H/T to Michael Warren)
Mitt Romney’s speech last week blasting Trump for his underwhelming business record seems to have gotten under the candidate’s skin, and so Trump spent much of his Tuesday-night appearance boasting about his successes. Over at Mashable, Jonathan Ellis documents how much of what Trump said was simply wrong.
Trump Steaks? A defunct brand since 2007 that sold poorly in the first place, which explains why the meat being hawked at Trump National Golf Club as the real deal was actually from a local, non-Trump-affiliated butcher. Trump Water? Standard bottled water with the Donald’s branding. Trump Magazine? The actual publication closed down years ago, and the magazine Trump waved around at his press conference is actually a “glorified brochure” for Trump’s resort properties. Trump Airlines? Trump claims he sold it in a “great deal,” but the Wall Street Journal showed his attempt in 1989 to transform Eastern Airlines’s shuttle business into a luxury airline failed because it carried a “high debt load” and “eventually defaulted.”
Trump Vodka? Trump dismissed Romney’s criticism by ignoring it and talking instead about Trump Winery. To be fair, Trump Winery is a real, operating venture, but that’s as far as the truth goes. Trump claimed to own the winery in Charlottesville, Virginia, “100 percent”, but in fact Trump’s son Eric is the actual owner and neither Trump himself nor his organization have any ownership or management role. And the winery isn’t next to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, as he claimed Tuesday—that’s in Washington, D.C. He was probably thinking of Jefferson’s home in Charlottesville, Monticello, on which the memorial was modeled. And none of this addressed Trump Vodka, which is indeed defunct. (Full story…)
The “I didn’t offer to pay legal fees” Lie
“Trump told George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America today that he never said he’d pay the legal fees of the 78-year-old man who sucker punched a protester”
The Trump University Lie
Megyn Kelly spent a few minutes [recently] hitting back at Trump’s campaign to attack both her and Fox News for dishonesty over the grade his Trump University has with the Better Business Bureau. Kelly explains how Trump is trying to pull the wool over the eyes of his supporters while hammering the media for being dishonest. (Hat tip: The Right Scoop)
The “I had to cancel its event there because the police were concerned about public safety” Lie
(H/T to Jonah Goldberg & TownHall)
Following riots at a planned Donald Trump campaign event at the University of Chicago,
The Trump campaign said it had to cancel its event there because the police were concerned about public safety. That’s a lie. The Chicago Police Department insists the decision was Trump’s — as was the choice to stage a rally in an area of Chicago where the campaign knew protesters would swarm.
Of course, protesters were only too happy to play the role Team Trump expected them to play. Whether they were Bernie Sanders campaign pawns, as the chants of “Bern-ie! Bern-ie!” would suggest, or puppets of MoveOn.org, or self-starting rebels matters little. What they wanted, as the hashtag campaign #ShutItDown suggests, was to suppress free speech.
That makes them doubly blameworthy: Their goal was dishonorable, and their tactics only helped burnish Trump’s bogus self-image as the brave-yet-victimized anti-PC warrior. (Full story…)
Trump Lies, Tells Good Morning America He Did Not Say He’d Pay Legal Fees! (Hat tip: The Right Scoop)
Trump recently told George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America today that he never said he’d pay the legal fees of the 78-year-old man who sucker punched a protester – but said just two days ago that he had instructed his people to look into paying the legal fees for the man.
Now listen to #DonTheCon inviting his fans to “knock the crap out of” anyone “getting ready to throw a tomoato” and saying, “I will pay for the legal fees…” (Full story…)
The Tariff On Chinese Imports Lie
In January 2016, Business Insider reported that Don the Con told the Times that he would support a 45% tariff on Chinese exports to the United States:
“I would do a tax. And the tax, let me tell you what the tax should be … the tax should be 45%,”
The ‘Cruz Bought the Rights to Milana’s Photo’ Lie
H/T to Amanda Prestigiacomo:
Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has accused rival Senator Ted Cruz of buying the rights to his wife’s naked GQ Magazine cover shoot photo and then allegedly signaling a non-Cruz-affiliated anti-Trump Super PAC to go ahead and use the photo in effort to smear Trump’s current wife. This nasty accusation from the Manhattan socialite is in typical Trump-taste: disgraceful, outlandish and most importantly, without evidence.
…Trump called in to ABC News on Easter Sunday to explain that the National Enquirer story which smeared Cruz as a cheater with at least five different women had nothing to do with little old Trump. He added that it was “disgraceful” of Cruz to accuse him of such as nasty thing and that above all else “[Cruz] started it.” Because apparently our politics have been reduced to third-grade style but-he-started-it rationale. Trump then made his baseless accusation that the Cruz campaign “bought the rights” to Melania’s GQ Magazine photo (the one Trump described as “fine” and “no big deal” in this very interview) to smear her, insinuating that any hits on Cruz or his wife from hence forth were fair game.
Unsurprisingly, there is absolutely no evidence to Trump’s claim and The Hill reports that the Cruz campaign has vehemently denied “buying the rights” to any photo of Melania Trump:
Cruz campaign spokesperson Catherine Frazier said the campaign did not buy the photo rights. “Of course we haven’t and Trump knows it,” she said in an email to The Hill. “But [it’s] part and parcel for the sleazy, dishonest campaign he is running.” (Full story…)
The ‘I saw the second plane come in’ Lie
“Because I had a view – I have a window in my apartment that specifically was aimed at the World Trade Center, because of the beauty of the whole downtown Manhattan. And I watched as people jumped and I watched the second plane come in. … I saw the second plane come in and I said, “Wow that’s unbelievable”.’
Trump’s apartment, in the penthouse of iconic Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, is 4.1 miles away from where the twin towers once stood.
An object the size of a human body cannot be discerned by the human eye at that distance. Now, maybe there is a telescope or pair of binoculars in Trump’s penthouse. However, on that day, Donald Trump was apparently not in the penthouse. At the time the Twin Towers were struck on the morning of September 11, 2001, Donald Trump was reported to be at a business meeting in downtown Chicago, Illinois, almost 800 miles from Manhattan. (Hat tip to Rosslyn Smith & American Thinker)
The ‘The RNC Received A MILLION Pro-Trump Postcards’ Lie
Hat tip to SooperMexican for the most recent example of just how clueless Donald Trump’s campaign lackies really are.
First, the Smartest Businessman in the Whole YUGE world vomits all over Twitter with this gem, which he shares with faux-conservative lackey Ann Coulter:
Here’s a shot of the postcard Trump is bragging about, claiming that the RNC received a million of them “so far:”
This response to #Trump’s folly needs no further explanation:
Branch Trumpidians, of course, will believe Trump’s lie. Many of the trumpies on Twitter will go on to blame these postcards on Arch Villain Ted Cruz. After all, for folks who swallow Trump lies without chewing, no lie about Cruz is too outrageous.
Trump, you may recall, continually brags about “hiring all the best people” to get a job done. Whether they’re bullying women or lying about Heidi Cruz, they are, according to their master, still “all the best people.”
Trump fans really need to look at this campaign and ask themselves one simple question: If Donald Trump’s idea of “best people” includes idiots incapable of obtaining the correct address for a national organization – which it clearly does – how on earth can you expect these “best people” to run the most powerful nation on earth?
The ‘Planned Colorado Vote Has Been Cancelled’ Lie
On April 14, 2016, Donald Trump published an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal, in which he wrote, “A planned vote had been canceled. And one million Republicans in Colorado were sidelined.”
This was an outright lie, written to hoodwink the gullible into believing that a planned primary election had been cancelled, and thus Colorado Republicans were denied their right to vote.
In fact, “a 2012 rules change at the RNC required any state that held a straw poll to bind their delegates, Colorado chose not to hold the straw poll, to enhance grass-roots participation.” (Conservative Review)
In Colorado, a caucus is held to elect delegates to county assemblies and the county assemblies elect delegates to state and district assemblies where the delegates to the RNC are chosen. That is how it has worked over the past four presidential cycles, and it is nothing new for this year.
The caucus system was not fundamentally changed. What was changed was that a meaningless straw poll was not conducted — one that wouldn’t bind the delegates anyway. (Conservative Review)
In other words, Donald Trump lied. Period.
The ‘I do not support single payer health care’ Lie
In a January 2016 interview with George Stephanopoulos, Trump “accused Ted Cruz of lying about something that is readily provable: Trump’s support for single payer health care.”
Here, unfortunately for The Donald, is what he wrote sixteen years ago:
“We must have universal health care I’m a conservative on most issues but a liberal on this one..The Canadian plan also helps Canadians live longer and healthier than Americans. There are fewer medical lawsuits, less loss of labor to sickness, and lower costs to companies paying for the medical care of their employees. If the program were in place in Massachusetts in 1999, it would have reduced administrative costs by $2.5 million. We need, as a nation, to reexamine the single-payer plan, as many individual states are doing.” (“The America We Deserve,” by Donald Trump)
Donald Trump is complaining that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is racking up “voterless” victories in states such as Colorado and Wyoming, where delegates are chosen by a “small handful of elites” who are “sidelining” Republican voters.
This is dead wrong. In both Colorado and Wyoming, all registered Republican voters in the state had the chance to vote and participate in the delegate selection process.
The Wyoming Republican Party website explains the process clearly: “Delegates to the state convention are elected by the county conventions. Delegates to the county convention are elected by precinct caucuses in their respective counties. Any person registered to vote Republican as of the call for precinct caucuses in a given precinct may vote in that precinct’s caucus” (emphasis added).
In other words, there is a whole lot of voting going on. (Full story…)
I’m sorry, Branch Trumpidians, but Donald is lying to you, and you, who claim to put the nation first, not only refuse to accept that he lies, but continue to support him in spite of the lies. Worse yet (for the country), you cheerfully parrot “Lyin Ted” until your noses turn red, hypocritically moralizing about liars while supporting one.
The ‘I plan to pay off the country’s debt in 8 years’ Lie
In an April interview with the Washington Post, Donald Trump claimed that he would get rid of the $19 trillion in debt within eight years. “he dispatched minions and mouthbreathers out to carry the word that he would do this by selling off every stick of property the United States owned. Like, for instance, this chubby little fellow:”
However, as Redstate’s Leon H. Wolf pointed out:
Problematically, of course, as a factual matter Bennett’s solution is complete bovine fecal material. We do, in fact, know how much land the United States has, and the total value of all real estate currently owned by the United States government (which is by FAR the most valuable asset the USG has) is $1.8 trillion. The total value of all real estate in the entire United States is about $23 trillion at last estimate, which of course is mostly owned by private entities.
We also know how much oil exists in total lands owned by the Federal Government (including offshore areas), and that amount is about 18 billion barrels. Even if you could magically extract it all overnight, and sell it for WAY above current market price (something like $100 per barrel, which is near the all time high), you’ve come up with another $1.8 trillion.
So even in a fantasy world where Donald Trump could somehow unilaterally overnight sell everything the United States owns, including the stuff that is bolted down, he is going to come up well over $10 trillion short of solving the national debt problem. (Full story…)
“His original claim that he could eliminate the debt in eight years was simply asinine.”–Loren Adler, a fiscal policy expert, as quoted by BloombergPolitics.
During a Today Show interview, Trump was asked if he believes in raising taxes on the wealthy, and he said yes, including himself. Trump, Hillary and Bernie belong to the same club, after all.
Oops. As Jeffrey Anderson points out (Weekly Standard, Apr. 23, 2016)
“Yet Trump’s own tax plan would cut the highest marginal federal income-tax rate from 39.6 percent to 25 percent. Based on scoring by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, Trump’s plan would raise after-tax incomes for the top 1 percent by 27 percent—more than for any other income group. His plan would also increase the national debt by more than $10 trillion (again, according to the Tax Foundation, even after taking into account the increased economic growth the plan would spur). To put that into perspective, that’s more than the national debt has risen so far under Obama.” (Full story…)
Branch Trumpidians appear to be mathematically challenged, or they’d speak up about Trumps Hillariarian lying streak. Unless, of course, they’re just plain stupid.
The “I warned the Iraq War would ‘destabilize the Middle East’ before it started” Lie
Huge thanks to Politicfact for doing the legwork on this one:
When Donald Trump laid out the fundamentals of his foreign policy at a Washington hotel conference room, he offered his go-to proof of sound judgment.
“I was totally against the war in Iraq, saying for many years that it would destabilize the Middle East,” he said April 27, 2016.
Not in any way we could find. Let’s review the record of what Trump said when about the Iraq War.
The war began in March 2003. We searched the Nexis database of transcripts and news reports from 2002 to 2008. From what we found, if Trump saw regional destabilization on the horizon, he kept it under wraps.
In a September 2002 interview, shock jock Howard Stern asked Trump if he supported the Iraq invasion.
Last April, Donald Trump expressed his delight at being endorsed by convicted rapist and heavyweight fighter Mike Tyson.
“I love it. He sent out a tweet. Mike. Iron Mike. You know, all the tough guys endorse me. I like that, OK?”–Donald Trump
On May Day, Trump said Ted Cruz was a liar because he identified Tyson as a rapist:
The truth is available on Wikipedia – and once again, Donald Trump is exposed as a chronic liar:
Tyson was arrested in July 1991 for the rape of 18-year-old Desiree Washington, Miss Black Rhode Island, in an Indianapolis hotel room. Tyson’s rape trial took place in the Marion County superior court from January 26, 1992 to February 10, 1992.
Desiree Washington testified that she received a phone call from Tyson at 1:36 am on July 19, 1991 inviting her to a party. Having joined Tyson in his limousine, Washington testified that Tyson made sexual advances towards her. She testified that upon arriving at his hotel room, Tyson pinned her down on his bed and raped her despite her pleas to stop. She ran out of the room and asked Tyson’s chauffeur to drive her back to her hotel. Partial corroboration of Washington’s story came via testimony from Tyson’s chauffeur, Virginia Foster, who confirmed Desiree Washington’s state of shock. Further testimony came from Thomas Richardson, the emergency room physician who examined Washington more than 24 hours after the incident and confirmed that Washington’s physical condition was consistent with rape.
Under lead defense lawyer Vincent J. Fuller’s direct examination, Tyson claimed that everything had taken place with Washington’s full cooperation and he claimed not to have forced himself upon her. When he was cross-examined by lead prosecutor Gregory Garrison, Tyson denied claims that he had misled Washington and insisted that she wanted to have sex with him. Because of Tyson’s hostile and defensive responses to the questions during cross-examination, some have speculated that his behavior made him unlikable to the jury who saw him as brutish and arrogant. Tyson was convicted on the rape charge on February 10, 1992 after the jury deliberated for nearly 10 hours.
Alan Dershowitz, acting as Tyson’s counsel, filed an appeal urging error of law in the Court’s exclusion of evidence of the victim’s past sexual conduct, the exclusion of three potential defense witnesses, and the lack of a jury instruction on honest and reasonable mistake of fact. The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled against Tyson in a 2–1 vote.
On March 26, 1992, Tyson was sentenced to six years in prison followed by four years on probation. He was assigned to the Indiana Youth Center (now the Plainfield Correctional Facility) in April 1992, and he was released in March 1995 after serving three years. Hakeem Olajuwon claims that during his incarceration, Tyson converted to Islam.
Due to his conviction, Tyson is required to register as a tier II sex offender under federal law
Ben Shapiro: Donald Trump Is A Liar [Video]
The “I talked with Marco, who said really nice things about me” Lie
On May 5th, 2016, during an interview, Donald Trump responded to Bret Baier’s, “And you had conversations with Marco Rubio recently, several of them,” with this remark:
“We’ve had really nice conversations, not necessarily about that, just that we had — you know, we always had a very good relationship, Bret, Marco and I. And then it got a little bit nasty for a period of time and then we had the election. And, you know, that was a tough period of time for Marco. Marco is a good guy, a really nice guy. And I like him. But, uh, not necessarily with respect to any position. But it could happen.”
“Trump’s claims of talking to Rubio were completely false, two sources close to Rubio confirmed to Heat Street, emphasizing that Rubio had not spoken to Trump recently and certainly had not expressed support.“
That, my friends, is why #LyinDonald is now a common Twitter hashtag. LyinDonald also lied about Speaker Ryan, according to Leon Wolf at RedState:
The “I don’t have pollsters. I don’t want to waste money on pollsters.” Lie
Big Hat Tip to Al Weaver at the Washington Examiner, who provided more details than I could locate elsewhere:
The wealthy Republican presidential candidate has said repeatedly that he’s immune to donor pressure and won’t hire pollsters. Yet according to Trump’s July quarterly report, the real estate tycoon has not only spent campaign funds on pollsters but ranks among the top five GOP candidates in spending on polling.
Donald Trump Hires Pollster After Previously Attacking Them
I don’t think further comment is necessary.
The “I didn’t play my own publicist ‘John Miller'” Lie
(H/T Erick Erickson)
A curious story circulated late last week involving an audio tape of Donald Trump talking to a People magazine reporter. Trump, going by the name “John Miller”, bragged about himself, his sex life, his business, and more. Here is where it gets interesting.
Years ago Trump admitted it was him. As my friend Ben Domenech noted in his always excellent Transom, “Donald Trump admitted it happened, both in a court of law and in the press, in 1990 and in 1991. It is not and was not in dispute prior to the past week.” But on Friday morning, Trump denied it was him after years of admitting it was him. Suddenly, the Branch Trumpidians swung into action going on television and radio to deny it was him.
The “I didn’t say I wanted guns brought into the school classrooms” Lie
As everyone but the Branch Trumpidians knows, Trump’s memory fails him – a lot. During Trump’s speech at the NRA, he made this promise: “We’re getting rid of gun-free zones’ if I’m elected.”
Technically, Trump is correct in stating he didn’t say what he was accused of saying. However, because most schools are gun-free zones, that means if Trump is elected, guns in schools will be allowed.
This sort of verbal diarrhea is something we’ve seen from Hillary Clinton during her entire political life; using semantics to obscure and mis-direct. Damned shame we now suffer through a Republican candidate employing the same sleazy methods.
Was he lying to the NRA on May 20th, or was he lying to his clueless fans 24 hours later?
One night in January, Donald Trump skipped a GOP debate and instead held his own televised fundraiser for veterans. At the end of the night, Trump proclaimed it a huge success: “We just cracked $6 million, right? Six million.”
Fahrenthold adds, “Trump repeated the $6 million figure in TV appearances and at Iowa rallies. “At that rally we raised, in one hour, $6 million. Is that good?” Trump said four days afterward at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.”
Finally, Fahrenthold seals the deal with a May 24, 2016 piece, “Four months after fundraiser, Trump says he gave $1 million to veterans group,” in which Trump is quoted as saying, “Trump also said he had never actually promised that the fundraiser had raised $6 million. “I didn’t say six”.
The “I will debate Bernie in California” Lie
On May 25, 2016, Donald Trump told Jimmy Kimmel he would be happy to debate Red Bernie in exchange for a donation to some charity:
A scant 24 hours later, Trump released the following statement:
– MAY 27, 2016 –
DONALD J. TRUMP STATEMENT ON DEBATING BERNIE SANDERS
Based on the fact that the Democratic nominating process is totally rigged and Crooked Hillary Clinton and Deborah Wasserman Schultz will not allow Bernie Sanders to win, and now that I am the presumptive Republican nominee, it seems inappropriate that I would debate the second place finisher. Likewise, the networks want to make a killing on these events and are not proving to be too generous to charitable causes, in this case, women’s health issues. Therefore, as much as I want to debate Bernie Sanders – and it would be an easy payday – I will wait to debate the first place finisher in the Democratic Party, probably Crooked Hillary Clinton, or whoever it may be.