It’s funny how public opinion can be swayed by a good lie or repeating an untruth until people believe it. OK, well maybe it’s not so funny when it comes to the presidential race, but here we have it. Up to now, Hillary Clinton was seen as the less truthful candidate, but the real truth is that more than half of the public pronouncements Donald Trump has made are, well, lies. And that’s really why I said last week that Hillary’s drop in the polls was not anything to panic about. All we had to do was wait a little bit and Trump would likely say something that would further reinforce the fact that he is woefully unprepared and unqualified to be president.
We didn’t even have to wait a week.
Trump’s commitment to the birther issue is proof positive that he doesn’t have the intellectual capacity to run the Executive branch. After all, how can someone who is gullible enough to believe, and susceptible to low-level analytical arguments, be trusted to gather information and make an educated decision that might cost us lives? And he stuck with it for five years. Then, even though he received documentary proof that he was wrong, he continued to push the lie. Until Friday. Then he finally acknowledged what has never, ever been true. Trust Trump to make a decision. Nope.
But wait, there’s more. He then doubled down on the lie that Hillary Clinton wants to gut the Second Amendment and, gasp, take your guns away. Rather than making the point with a political argument, though, he repeated the idea that Hillary should be harmed by pro-gun citizens in order to…prove a point. I’m not quite sure what that point would be, but since it is not anchored in reality, it really doesn’t matter what the point is. The result is quite a backlash against Trump, and one that will reverse his momentum in the polls, and rightly so.
I’m sure that Trump will try to deflect all of this at the debates, but if he can go so far off script during a scripted campaign event, imagine what he’ll say during a debate that, evidently, he hasn’t really prepared for. September 26 should be quite a show.
Breaking News – Donald Trump lied about something. Oh wait, this isn’t breaking news, this is what the Republican presidential candidate does… all the time!
This recent lie has to do with funds he received after September 11th. Trump is often heard telling anyone that will listen that he received $150,000 for helping victims of September 11th. But documents show that Trump requested those funds because he is greedy and inconsiderate.
Though the billionaire presidential candidate has repeatedly suggested he got that money for helping others out after the attacks, documents obtained by the Daily News show that Trump’s account was just a huge lie.
Records from the Empire State Development Corp., which administered the recovery program, show that Trump’s company asked for those funds for “rent loss,” “cleanup” and “repair” — not to recuperate money lost in helping people.
That government program was designed to help local businesses get back on their feet — not reimburse people for their charitable work.
Andrew Kaczynski from Buzzfeed shared this audio back in February because even back then, over 7 months ago, Donald Trump preached to his followers that he was against the war in Iraq. In fact, Donald Trump often emphasises that he was one of the only public figures to speak out against the war.
And now here we are. Just a couple of months before the November elections, Donald Trump is still pushing the claim that he was always against the war in Iraq despite this 2002 interview where he told Howard Stern “Yeah, I guess so,” when Stern asked if he supported the Iraqi invasion.
Which, of course, is an absolute lie, no matter who says it. But the fact that it was Donald Trump, all-of-a-sudden apologizing and blabbering on about how in the heat of a campaign he might have said some nasty things about, oh, African-Americans, women, Hispanics, judges, pollsters, Bush, Republicans etc., makes it doubly ironic and self-defeating.
This is the Trump Pivot; the moment in the campaign where he gets serious and presidential and wants to be judged by what he says from this point forward and for us lowly voters to forget what got him the Republican nomination in the first place. That would be hate, accusation, blame, xenophobia, denial, sexism and blaming the victim. The only thing that would make his standing worse in the eyes of many Americans is if he publicly insulted the family of a fallen United States soldier because of some ethnic slur or ignorant remark.
And then the first issue he publicized was Hillary Clinton’s health. Which turns out to be rather fine, thank you very much. And that came straight from her doctor. But I guess if you’re going to deny climate change, you might as well double down and dismiss all scientific inquiry. So go ahead and smoke, right?
There will be no Trump Pivot. His new Breitbart-led campaign will be the height of cynicism and chock full of the right’s 1990 greatest hits list, which includes the Clintons murdering Vincent Foster, trying to manipulate the money supply and all of the other untruths that the fringe has been dying to run on since 1994. Dump in a heavy dose of Benghazi and e-mails, and you pretty much have the Trump campaign’s tactics right in front of you. It’s the campaign the far right has wanted to run since the Reagan era began, but the party kept nominating politicians who actually had ideas. Not good ones, but actual governing experience. With Trump, they have their perfect front man–a huckster who only cares about spreading his name and enough ignorance to just say stuff and hope that it leads the news cycle.
The truth will unfortunately have to wait its turn, if it comes at all.
Donald Trump’s campaign sent out a release informing the media of a new website aimed at highlighting all of Hillary Clinton’s lies. I wanted to know, so I visited the site. There’s nothing there.
The website, lyingcrookedhillary.com, will “showcase some of Clinton’s most disastrous lies to the American people,” according to a release from the Trump campaign.
The website will be rolled out in the coming days over social media and emails to the candidate’s supporters.
“As we proceed forward with the general election, it is more important than ever for America to realize how dishonest Crooked Hillary really is,” the Trump campaign said in a news release.
“We can’t trust her now and we can’t allow her to take her dishonesty to the White House.”
Bernie Sanders is proud of the over 6 million donors who have contributed to his campaign. And he is not afraid to hit his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, for taking big dollars from big donors. According to Sanders, when you are funded by big money, it is easy for big money to dictate your policies.
But Hillary Clinton has had enough!
A visibly angry Hillary Clinton lashed out at an environmental activist Thursday while accusing the Bernie Sanders campaign of “lying” about donations sent from the fossil fuel industry to her campaign.
“I am so sick, I am so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me. I’m sick of it,” Clinton told Eva Resnick-Day of Greenpeace, who confronted the Democratic presidential front-runner on the rope-line after a campaign stop in New York. Clinton acknowledged that some of her donors work for fossil fuel companies.
Greenpeace released video of the encounter, which showed Clinton jabbing her finger at the activist. The former New York senator also appeared frustrated earlier in the day when Sanders supporters interrupted her speech, shouting “she wins, we lose” in unison before being escorted out of the event at SUNY Purchase.
Some will say the truth hurts!