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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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LIES AND THE LYING LIARS THAT TELL THEM

Fox & Friends: Trump Lying About Coronavirus Pandemic Is Like FDR Wanting to ‘Calm America’ With Fireside Chats

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Fox News spent a good portion of its morning programming spinning the bombshell audio clips recorded by Watergate reporter Bob Woodward of President Donald Trump admitting he knew just how dangerous and deadly the coronavirus is, knew as far back as January, yet lied to the American people and continues to do so today.

About 1.7 million “Fox & Friends” viewers were told that President Trump is just like President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, wanting to “calm America” with his famous fireside chats – because at one point during his 18 interviews with Woodward Trump claimed he was lying to America because he did not want to “panic” people.

Wanting to have Americans “stay calm,” Fox & Friends said, was the same message President Barack Obama gave Americans on the virus also.

There is a difference between urging calm and lying with deadly results. And Trump, on tape, admits he “wanted to always play it down.”

“I still like playing it down, because I don’t want to create a panic,” Trump told Woodward.

“The President said he did not want to freak people out he wanted to keep people calm during this time of great national uncertainty,” Fox News’ Steve Doocy told viewers the morning after clips of Trump lying were published.

“Think about it. During the Depression, it was FDR who had his fireside chats to calm America. You look at something that President Obama tweeted out on March 4. And he had the same message as President Trump about, calm down.”

But President Trump did not try to calm Americans when he fear-mongered about the “caravan” of migrants in 2018. Nor did he try to calm Americans when he fear-mongered about Mexicans coming to rape Americans when he kicked off his presidential campaign in 2015. Nor did he try to calm Americans when he fear-mongered about Antifa. About MS-13. About violence in Democratic-run cities. About defunding the police. About Black people coming to harm white “suburban mothers.”

Trump’s entire campaign is about instilling fear.

Watch “Fox & Friends”:

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‘No Credibility’: ‘Professional Liar’ Sarah Sanders Shredded for Defending Trump Over Comments Disparaging Military

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Many Americans pushing back against former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her ardent defense of President Donald Trump amid multiple news reports he has disparaged America’s military service members, veterans, and war dead, calling them “losers” and “suckers.”

“Donald Trump has the greatest respect for the men and women of our armed forces,” Huckabee Sanders, who is planning a run for governor in Arkansas, says in a recorded video. “I’ve traveled all over the world with the President and watched him interact with men and women of our military. I’ve seen him fight to make sure they have the resources they need.”

“That story couldn’t be further from the truth,” she says, referring to the bombshell in The Atlantic, which was confirmed by multiple news outlets, including NBC News, The Washington Post, CNN, the Associated Press, and even Fox News.

In response to Huckabee Sanders defending Trump, many reminded her of her horrific performance as White House press secretary, when she lied regularly for Trump. Others noted in her new memoir she calls a colleague a “foulmouthed Jew.” And others point to her documented lie to Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

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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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