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Here Are 7 of the Wildest Moments and Lies From Trump’s Profane and Uninhibited Campaign Rally

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‘Total Exoneration, Complete Vindication’ Trump Falsely Claims

Following the release of Attorney General Bill Barr’s summary of the special counsel’s final report, President Donald Trump has been in a celebratory mood — despite the ambiguous findings presented and the fact that few people really know how damaging the underlying material could be.

So it wasn’t much of a surprise on Thursday when, at an evening campaign rally, Trump let loose.

He was at times profane, insulting, delusional, and absurd — sometimes all at once. And, of course, the rally was filled with lies. Here are seven of the most outrageous moments, as captured on Twiiter by Vox’s Aaron Rupar:

1. Was it a first for a president to use the word “bullshit” on live TV, without showing an ounce of regret? It’s hard to say, but it’s become clear that the president’s speeches are not suitable viewing for young children, which might’ve once seemed like a surprising development for a party that used to sell itself as the bulwark for “family values.”

2. Trump seems to think he will do well with women voters in 2020. That’s almost certainly false — women have been fleeing the GOP, and a new poll from Quinnipiac University Thursday found that a whopping 60 percent of women will “definitely not vote” for Trump in 2020.

3. In a perplexing moment, Trump seems to refer to a person in the audience and say that he needs a lot of prescription drugs.

4. While most conservative and Republican lawmakers have adopted bashing the nebulous “elite” — a class they and their allies never seem to belong to — the president prefers an odd rhetorical tactic of trying to reclaim the world for himself, and in his speech Thursday, his supporters. You can be sure that if President Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton had ever declared themselves to be “elite,” there would have been howls of outcry from the right wing. But to many corrupted conservative minds, Trump can do no wrong.

5. Despite claiming vindication from the end of the Russia investigation, Trump is still calling it a “hoax.” This is, of course, a lie — it was a methodical investigation of real crimes that led to dozens of indictments, guilty pleas, and convictions.

But Trump can’t even seem to get his argument straight. If the investigation supposedly “exonerated” him, why would he say it’s a hoax? Shouldn’t that make people suspicious of its conclusions, rather than have faith in them? The president, though, has never appeared to feel he is under the obligation that his claims should be rational or even minimally consistent.

6. Of course, the claim that the special counsel’s final report “exonerated” him is outright false. It specifically says that he was not exonerated of obstruction of justice. And though the attorney general said Trump will not be charged with conspiring with the Russian government to influence the 2016 election, even this is not an exoneration. All it implies is that the special counsel determined he could got prove the allegation in court.

7. In one of his more petty moments, Trump attacked the neck of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-NY). It’s a particularly weak insult, focusing on his appearance, rather than actions, as many of Trump’s other nicknames have. But it’s a good reminder that, whether it’s Trump, Schiff, or anyone else in politics, there should be no reason to make fun of somebody’s looks, when there’s so much other relevant behavior to judge officials for.

 

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New White House Press Secretary Holds First Press Conference, Promises to Never Lie to Reporters, Lies to Reporters

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It didn’t take long.

In January of 2017 Sean Spicer kicked off his tenure at the White House press briefing room podium by lying to reporters during his very first press conference.

Reporters in the White House press corps asked his replacement, Sarah Huckabee Sanders if she would ever lie to them. She promised she would not. She did.

Now reporters have asked President Donald Trump’s fourth press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, if she would ever lie to them.

“I will never lie to you. You have my word on that,” McEnany told reporters.

It took barely minutes for her to break that promise.

McEnany lied that the allegations against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh were “verifiably false.” She lied about what an FBI agent wrote in his notes before questioning former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, now a convicted felon who lied to the FBI. She lied that President Trump “has always told the truth.” And while it might not qualify as a lie, in very carefully-worded remarks she used unnamed “experts” who she says told her President Trump is data-driven and always sides with data.

Lastly, her final claim was the Russia probe resulted in “the complete and total exoneration of President Trump,” which is a lie.

 

Here’s massive spin: Trump repeatedly freely admits he doesn’t care about data, and that he trusts his gut. Using “experts” who claim – falsely – he is data-driven is craven.

Then there’s this:

And finally, this:

 

 

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‘You Just Saw the President Lying’: Anderson Cooper Stunned After Trump Claims He Was Just Being ‘Sarcastic’

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Friday found himself in shock after President Donald Trump tried to claim that his musings about treating coronavirus by injecting disinfectants into the human body were “sarcastic.”

After playing footage showing Trump telling a reporter that he wasn’t serious about his proposed disinfectant injection remedy, Cooper immediately called B.S. on the president’s excuse.

“What you just heard is the president of the United States just lying,” Cooper said. “It’s fascinating because he’s lying about something that we all witnessed just yesterday of him talking to his own coronavirus task force about research on injecting bleach, disinfectants into people, somehow cleaning them from the inside… there was no sarcasm, we have the tape.”

Cooper then brought on reporter Kaitlan Collins and asked her why she thought the president believed he could rewrite history like this.

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“This is a tactic we have seen the president take before, when he made a remark and it has been widely criticized by experts in the area, he often has… his aides using the excuse, ‘He’s being sarcastic.’ The press secretary put out a statement earlier, she did not say the president was being sarcastic, she accused the media taking the president out of context.”

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‘Deadly Ignorance’: GOP Governor Slammed for Falsely Claiming ‘We Didn’t Know’ Asymptomatic People Transmit Coronavirus

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“This is a game changer, dude? Yeah. So is the wheel.”

Georgia’s Republican Governor Brian Kemp has been under fire for refusing to issue a stay at home order for his state’s 10.6 million people. On Wednesday, after his fellow GOP Governor to the south, Florida’s Ron DeSantis succumbed to nationwide public outrage, Kemp finally told his citizens to stay home.

But Kemp is now under fire for his false claim that “we didn’t know that until the last 24 hours,” that coronavirus can be spread by asymptomatic people.

During Kemp’s announcement he also falsely claims he’s been “following the science,” and calls it a “game changer.”  He’s now being accused of a “stunning admission of deadly ignorance.”

Scientific and mainstream media articles going back to at least February 24 – not in “the last 24 hours” – have made clear people with no symptoms can transmit the coronavirus. Many more articles appeared in mid-March. A University of Texas at Austin study published March 16 found “that more than 10 percent of patients are infected by somebody who has the virus but does not yet have symptoms.”

Harvard epidemiologist and health economist Eric Feigl-Ding doesn’t hold back on Kemp’s claim: “That is a lie. We’ve know about asymptomatic transmission for well over a month or more.”

Many across the nation are furious, and as some pointed out, the CDC is based in Atlanta.

 

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