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Trump lies
Quote:President Trump in a new interview again pushed back on claims of global warming, stating that polar ice caps have hit "a record level," according to reports. "The ice caps were going to melt, they were going to be gone by now, but now they’re setting records. They’re at a record level," Trump told British commentator Piers Morgan in an interview set to air on Sunday on ITV News. Trump also reportedly appeared to lump global warming and climate change together.
Trump: Polar ice caps are ‘at a record level’ | TheHill
And of course, none of Trump's claims about Amazon hold any water..

Quote:Smith responded to each of Trump's claims on Tuesday.  "The Postal Service's own numbers show it makes money by delivering packages for Amazon and other companies. As for taxpayers, the post office's own website points out, and I quote, 'the Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses.' None," Smith said.  "And a reference to that $1.47 the president came up with there? A Citigroup study last year showed on average that the Postal Service was charging a $1.46 below market rates for package delivery, but our researchers point out if that discount exists, it's not just for Amazon, it's a bulk rate discount," he continued.
Fox's Shep Smith fact-checks Trump's Amazon claims: 'None of that was true' | TheHill
Quote:President Donald Trump on Thursday referred to his infamous presidential campaign announcement, when he called Mexicans "rapists." Trump suggested that women traveling through central America en route to the United States are "raped at levels that nobody's ever seen." The comments come amid a flurry of media attention about a "caravan" of immigrants traveling through Mexico. There is no evidence to suggest that any of the caravan travelers have reported being raped on their journey.
Trump refers to campaign remarks calling Mexicans 'rapists' - Business Insider

Scaremongering, lying, pretty disgusting stuff, but what do you expect from this guy. He better look in the mirror, there are more than a dozen women out there who accused him of groping and stuff and he himself claimed he could do that unpunished. (and indeed, so far that seems to hold..)

By the way, on that caravan:

Donald Trump, all set to deploy the National Guard to the border, continued to ignore reality as he declared semi-victory on that “Caravan” making its way through Mexico that he’s been so obsessed with:
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The Caravan is largely broken up thanks to the strong immigration laws of Mexico and their willingness to use them so as not to cause a giant scene at our Border. Because of the Trump Administrations actions, Border crossings are at a still UNACCEPTABLE 46 year low. Stop drugs!
8:40 AM - Apr 5, 2018
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Oh, wow, he recognized that border crossings are at a 46-year low. That’s big of him. If that’s unacceptable, though, what’s he looking for? Zero border crossings and a border patrolled by flying monkeys? Trump departs from reality, though, when talking about the Mexican government’s actions. 
Quote:In response to Mr. Trump’s tweets and his plans to militarize the border, the Mexican Senate unanimously passed a nonbinding statement on Wednesday urging President Enrique Peña Nieto to suspend cooperation with the United States on immigration and security matters — “as long as President Donald Trump does not conduct himself with the civility and respect that the Mexican people deserve.”
And about that caravan. Rather than having been broken up by the Mexican government:
Quote:Mexican migration authorities were distributing transit permits that would either give the migrants 20 days to leave the country or 30 days to formally apply for legal immigration status in Mexico. [...]
Caravan organizers also said their intent was never to storm the border, especially not with a caravan of this size. While the original plan included the possibility of escorting the caravan to the northern border of Mexico, organizers had expected the group to mostly dissolve by the time it had reached Mexico City.
It’s a group heavy on children and women, many of them seeking asylum as they flee violence in their homes. That’s what’s had Trump terrified and outraged all week long—vulnerable people looking for help escaping violence and hoping to enter the U.S. legally, traveling in a group that was unlikely to make it all the way to the border intact.
Quote:He never delivered his much-promised plan to release a “terrific” Obamacare alternative that would cover everyone. Instead, he backtracked on his promise to protect Medicaid from cuts. He’s dropped the promise to negotiate lower prescription drug prices for Medicare, dropped the promise to break up big banks, dropped the promise of a $1 trillion infrastructure bill, and dropped the promise to develop a tax program that would leave the rich paying more — and, of course, his version of “draining the swamp“ has brought a level of corruption to official Washington that would have embarrassed the congressional barons of the Gilded Age. None of this is even remotely controversial. Democrats scorn Trump’s lies while Republicans rely on the fact that he’s a liar to safeguard their ideological orthodoxy. He never took on the National Rifle Association, he never delivered a solution for the DREAMers, and of course Mexico isn’t going to pay for the wall.
North Korea nuclear program: Why take Donald Trump seriously? - Vox
Amazing stuff.. Count all the lies just in one press conference, from the Hill..

Trump unloads from White House lawn
BY JORDAN FABIAN - 06/15/18 12:08 PM EDT 5,737
President Trump tweeted on Friday that “Fox & Friends” was broadcasting from the front lawn of the White House, teasing a possible visit. Minutes later, Trump was standing side-by-side with Fox host Steve Doocy unloading on former FBI Director James Comey, Democrats and the Russia probe in an unusual setting: the North Lawn of the White House.

After ending the Fox interview, Trump conceded to a shorter, more hostile series of questions from other reporters — one of whom he described as obnoxious. In the course of the two interviews, Trump offered a series of claims, several of them misleading and designed to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He said the Justice Department’s inspector general (IG) report had cleared his name, even though that was not one of its conclusions or purposes. “I think that the report yesterday, maybe more importantly than anything, it totally exonerates me,” Trump told the group of reporters in the second interview. The IG report focused on the FBI’s investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and did not touch upon the origins of Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s election interference.

Trump offered a a selective reading of the IG report, which criticized the FBI and Comey’s conduct during the Clinton probe but found no evidence their decisions were tainted by political bias in the final weeks of the 2016 presidential race. Trump accused the FBI of having “total bias” toward him and “plotting against my election,” statements that continued the White House’s efforts to politically tar the underpinnings of Mueller’s probe, which began after Trump’s firing of Comey. Trump chose to criticize the part of the report that said the FBI’s actions were not affected by political bias. “I say that the IG blew it at the very end with that statement,” he said. “The IG report was a horror show. I thought that one sentence of conclusion was ridiculous." Trump, perhaps in a good mood after the release of the IG report and his historic summit this week with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, then moved on to other topics.

On immigration, Trump blamed Democrats for the separation of children from their parents at the border, even though it is his own administration’s policy to split up the families when people are apprehended making illegal crossings. “I hate it,” Trump said. “That’s the Democrat’s law and we can change it tonight. We can change it right now.” The separations are the result of a May 7 announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions of a “zero-tolerance policy” for people who cross the southern border, not a specific law passed by Democrats. Under the zero-tolerance policy, people apprehended illegally crossing the border face criminal prosecution, which results in children being taken away from their parents to be placed in shelters.

Trump also said Friday that he would not sign a compromise immigration bill drafted by House Republicans that would end the family separation policy. The president said the bill does not contain strong enough border security provisions. Trump's remarks appeared to spell doom for the House bill, as conservatives quickly said it would not have the votes to be approved. Members of both parties have criticized the zero-tolerance policy, and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) voiced support for changing it on Thursday. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she did not believe the GOP-controlled Congress could find the votes to pass an immigration bill and said Trump could end the policy on his own if he chose to do so.

Trump, who was making his first appearance before cameras since his return from the summit with Kim, sought to explain his lavish praise for the brutal North Korean leader. In public comments, Trump has called Kim a “strong” and “funny” guy while downplaying his human-rights abuses. “You know why? Because I don't want to see a nuclear weapon destroy you and your family, OK?” Trump told a reporter who asked why he has defended Kim. Trump provided even more fodder for reporters during his Fox interview when he said he wants people to sit at attention like they do for the North Korean leader. “Hey, he is the head of a country, and I mean he is the strong head,” Trump said. “Don't let anyone think anything different. He speaks and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same.” Pressed by a reporter about that comment, Trump responded: “I'm kidding, you don't understand sarcasm.”

Trump boasted about his summit with Kim, claiming that he “solved” the problem of North Korea’s nuclear weapons even though he left the summit without an ironclad nuclear deal. Trump and Kim signed a joint statement that included a commitment from the North Koreans to “work toward the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula” without spelling out how or when it will happen. North Korea has made such pledges in the past, only to violate them. The president also made more news on the home front, telling reporters that his longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen “is not my lawyer anymore.” “I haven't spoken to Michael in a long time,” Trump said, while noting he feels bad for him. Cohen is under federal criminal investigation for his business practices, including hush-money payments to women who claim to have had affairs with Trump. Cohen is reportedly parting ways with his legal team, which has sparked rumors he could cooperate with investigators against the president.
Surprise surprise..

Quote:President Trump decided this morning to take a very odd step of sounding off about the domestic politics of a major ally, Germany. His core factual assertion that “crime in Germany is way up” is the opposite of true. On the contrary, in May, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer — who is actually the leader of the immigration-skeptical forces inside Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet — released new data indicating that Germany’s crime rate had fallen to its lowest level since 1992.
Trump tweet on immigration and crime in Germany is false - Vox
The Washington Post is much better than we are to keep track of all Trump's lies, but nevertheless here is another one:

Quote:President Donald Trump either doesn’t know what he agreed to with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last week or he’s lying about it. At a rally in Duluth, Minnesota, on Wednesday, Trump defended his decision to meet with Kim, bragging that he extracted a major concession from the dictator: “Sentence one says ‘a total denuclearization of North Korea,’” Trump said. “There will be denuclearization. So that’s the real story.” His comment sparked massive cheers from the crowd. There’s just one problem: That’s not true.

Here’s what the first sentence of the agreement Trump and Kim signed last week actually says: “President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a first, historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018.” Okay, so Trump’s boast about it being the “first sentence” was clearly wrong. But let’s give him the benefit of the doubt and say he misspoke. What he was obviously trying to convey was that he got Kim to agree to completely dismantle his country’s nuclear program, and that it will eventually happen.

Well, here’s what the joint agreement says on that: “Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” It shortly afterward adds a vital caveat: “[T]he DPRK commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” That is not the same as Kim agreeing to “a total denuclearization of North Korea.” Not at all. Not even close. And it’s not just some picky semantic distinction here: Kim committing to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula (which he did) and Kim committing to the complete denuclearization of North Korea (which he didn’t) are two very different things.

“Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula” is a phrase the North Koreans like to use a lot. What they mean by it: Pyongyang is willing to dismantle its nuclear program — if and only if South Korea also denuclearizes. But South Korea doesn’t actually have its own nukes. What it does have, though, is what’s called the US “nuclear umbrella.” That basically means that the US promises to defend South Korea from the North — up to and including with the use of US nuclear weapons. There are 28,500 US troops currently stationed in South Korea to defend it from potential aggression from the North.
So what North Korea is essentially saying here is, “Sure, we’ll give up our nukes. Just as soon as you (Trump) withdraw all US military support for South Korea.” Pull your troops out of the country; stop promising to protect it.

What’s worse, North Korea only promised to “work toward” that goal, not actually reach it. That leaves Kim a lot of room to wiggle out of this agreement if he wants to, something his country has done in past agreements.
It looks like Trump is lying about his nuclear agreement with Kim Jong Un - Vox
Here is Ivanka, arguing labor force participation has gone up:

Quote:Ivanka’s comment might lead you to believe that the labor force participation rate — a statistic which tracks the percentage of people 16 and over who are actively seeking work and employed — has gone up since her father took office in January 2017. But that’s not the case. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the labor force participation rate has actually fallen from 62.9 percent in January 2017 to 62.7 in May of this year. So Ivanka’s claim about workers “coming back off the sidelines” thanks to the Trump administration’s economic policies is false.
Ivanka Trump makes bogus claim about labor force participation rate – ThinkProgress

That follows Larry Kudlow arguing Trump tax cuts have the deficit declining, equally false. 

But we guess if the effects of the tax cuts aren't visible (except in share buybacks), they'll going to be making stuff up..
Quote:After Congress failed to pass a pair of immigration bills in recent weeks, President Donald Trump over the weekend tweeted that he had “never pushed” House Republicans to support either of them. Except he definitely did, in a different tweet, three days prior. “I never pushed the Republicans in the House to vote for the Immigration Bill, either GOODLATTE 1 or 2, because it could never have gotten enough Democrats as long as there is the 60 vote threshold,” Trump tweeted on Saturday. “I released many prior to the vote knowing we need more Republicans to win in Nov.” On Wednesday, Trump was singing a different tune. He tweeted, in all caps, “HOUSE REPUBLICANS SHOULD PASS THE STRONG BUT FAIR IMMIGRATION BILL, KNOWN AS GOODLATTE II, IN THEIR AFTERNOON VOTE TODAY, EVEN THOUGH THE DEMS WON’T LET IT PASS IN THE SENATE. PASSAGE WILL SHOW THAT WE WANT STRONG BORDERS & SECURITY WHILE THE DEMS WANT OPEN BORDERS = CRIME. WIN!”
Trump falsely says he didn’t urge Republicans to back immigration bill - Vox

Quote:Trump’s Saturday morning tweet announcing Saudi Arabia would be raising oil output by two million barrels a day surprised everyone, not least Saudi Arabia’s leadership and the president’s own staff. The subsequent walk-back was a hurried, stumbling affair. And the damage was done anyway.
Trump’s Oil Tweet Was a Show of Farce - Bloomberg
Quote:The head of U.S. Steel called me the other day, and he said, ‘We’re opening up six major facilities and expanding facilities that have never been expanded.’ They haven’t been opened in many, many years.”
— President Trump, roundtable with American workers, Duluth, Minn., June 20, 2018
U.S. Steel just announced they’re expanding or building six new facilities.”
— Trump, remarks at the White House, June 26
“I’ve been hearing that from steel companies, and in particular from U.S. Steel, where I was with the president, as I said. And he — they’re just talking about opening plants now, and so many things have changed.”
— Trump, roundtable on tax reform, Cleveland, May 5

Here’s a puzzler: Why is the president of the United States announcing the opening of new factories that a major U.S. company has not announced? U.S. Steel is a publicly traded company, so it is supposed to disclose materially important information. The opening of six major facilities and the expansion of even more would be huge news. Yet all U.S. Steel has announced is that it will restart two blast furnaces and steelmaking facilities at the company’s Granite City Works integrated plant in Illinois — one in March and the other in October.  The reopening of the first blast furnace was announced in March, resulting in 500 jobs, and the second was announced in June, adding 300. The plant had been closed since 2015. Let’s explore..
President Trump announces a major U.S. Steel expansion — that isn’t happening - The Washington Post

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