Trump Lies, False Statements, Fake News & Authoritarianism
Robert Reich explains Authoritarianism and Trump’s threat to Democracy
Video description: Robert Reich explains how Donald Trump’s authoritarian approach to rule is at odds with American democracy, and the fundamental ideals upon which this country was founded. Reich views Trump’s behavior as something which is a menace to traditional American freedoms and democracy, itself
Trump’s First Month of LIES
Trump attacks on the press out of an authoritarian playbook
Trump continues to denounce the media as “fake news” – which, as Republican Sen. John McCain says, is how dictatorships start.
CBS News: It has been a busy day for presidential statements divorced from reality
Fox News Shepard Smith Goes Off on Trump about his lies and calling the News Media “Fake News”
Chuck Todd: Crazy is the normal of Donald Trump
Politicians running for president are graded by Politfact and the order runs in the way you would expect it to if you find yourself annoyed when Donald Trump is speaking. Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner, is at the bottom of the list with a sad 9% of true or mostly true statements.
Video title: Donald Trump lying for 13 minutes straight
Video title: Donald Trump is a Pathological Liar (May 31, 2016 – MSNBC)
CNN’s Brian Stelter calls Donald Trump a “uniquely fact-challenged candidate,” which is a prelude to introducing Daniel Dale, Washington correspondent for the Toronto Star, who fact checks every single word Trump utters and tallies them up for his paper.
Reporter Daniel Dale Fact-Checked Donald Trump for 43 Days and claims Trump lies 20 to 37 times a day
PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others on its Truth-O-Meter.
Here’s a list of false statements made by Trump as reported by PolitiFact
Star movie critic Peter Howell handicaps the odds on the nine Best Picture contenders for the Feb. 26 Academy Awards. Today: Moonlight
Never in the history of the United Sates, has there been a candidate who has made so many outrageous, insulting, false statements as Donald Trump. The above video exposes Trump making 25 false statements in a single speech.
Trump Lies About Intelligence Report on Russia
Rachel Maddow points out that because Americans can read the declassified version of the intelligence report on Russia, we can see that Donald Trump is lying about what the report says about the effect on the election and the hacking of Republican targets.
Click the link below to read and download a copy of the report;
Around 8/12/2016 Trump said President Obama was “the founder of ISIS”. That statement is totally false. According to a former Military official, George W. Bush caused ISIS. Click here to read the article.
Bush caused ISIS by invading Iraq and his unprovoked invasion destabilized the region by taking out Saddam Hussein. If George W. Bush hadn’t invaded Iraq, there would have been no ISIS, so once again Donald Trump lied to get applause, cheers and score points with his followers who hate President Obama.
Donald Trump made a statement to NRA members that “Hillary Clinton wants to abolish the 2nd amendment”. That statement is a LIE and was clearly made to score points with NRA members and the Republican base who hates Hillary Clinton.
TRUMP’s false statements at the Presidential Debate exposed
Trump’s False statements During the Final Debate
Trump’s False Claim About Stopping Ford from Moving Plant to Mexico Trump sent a tweet to his supporters and lied by taking credit for stopping a Ford plant from moving to Mexico when it wasn’t moving at all.
Trump Won’t Release His Tax Returns
For months while Trump was running for President, he kept saying he would release his tax returns after the IRS audit which he claimed without proof, was completed. Now that he was been elected president, his senior counselor, Kellyanne Conway said on Sunday, January 22, 2017 that he’s not going to release his tax returns. So his numerous claims that he would release his tax returns is anther LIE.
Without evidence, Trump tells lawmakers 3 million to 5 million illegal ballots cost him the popular vote
Days after being sworn in, President Trump insisted to congressional leaders invited to a reception at the White House that he would have won the popular vote had it not been for millions of illegal votes, according to people familiar with the meeting.
As of 1/24/ 17, Trump is STILL continuing to either LIE about losing the Popular Vote by 2.9 Million because he can’t accept being the loser of anything or he’s Delusional if he really believes “millions of people voted illegally”.
In either case, TRUMP IS UNFIT TO BE PRESIDENT
The President said Tuesday that the US murder rate “is the highest it’s been in 47 years.” “I’d say that in a speech and everybody was surprised because the press doesn’t like to tell it like it is,” Trump said during a meeting with US sheriffs at the White House.
Trump falsely claims US murder rate is ‘highest’ in 47 years
Trump won the Electoral College and thus the White House, but the Democratic nominee leads him in the popular vote by about two million ballots. “In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally,” Trump tweeted.
Donald Trump enjoys taking advice from those outside the political sphere. A leaked audio recently revealed the mogul-turned-politico invited wealthy members of his New Jersey golf club to help interview candidates for posts in his administration after he won.
Trump talks about “fake news” when he gets advice from Alex Jones of Infowars, a conspiracy theorist who believes the Sandy Hook Massacre was a fake story made up to take people’s guns away.
Trump Orders his Press Secretary to LIE about Inauguration Crowd Size
Ted Cruz finally says what he really thinks about Donald Trump. This was perhaps the best thing Ted Cruz ever did in his entire life
Analysis | ‘That’s how dictators get started’: McCain criticizes Trump for calling media ‘the enemy’
‘That’s how dictators get started’: @SenJohnMcCain defends the free press in exclusive @MeetThePress interview pic.twitter.com/yUINj0plIU – Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) February 18, 2017 Sen. John McCain spoke out Saturday in defense of the free press after President Trump lashed out against the news media several times over the past week, at one point declaring it ” the enemy of the American People!