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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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‘Ridiculous, Inflammatory and Dangerous’: Nikki Haley Blasted for ‘Categorically False’ Lie About Democrats

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Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is under fire for attacking Democrats with lies in an attempt to defend President Donald Trump – a strategy some say she is employing to get Trump to see her as a replacement for Vice President Mike Pence on the 2020 ticket.

Monday night Haley went on Fox News to deliver what some journalists are calling “categorically false” and “ridiculous, inflammatory and dangerous” remarks.

Haley told Fox News viewers – which includes President Trump – that the “only ones mourning the loss of Soleimani are our Democrat leadership and Democrat Presidential candidates.”

And she even posted the clip of her remarks herself:

That is false – no one in Democratic leadership and no Democrat Presidential candidate is “mourning the loss of Soleimani.” What Democrats are disturbed by is the questionable legality of an assassination of a foreign government official, and the process by which Trump made the decision to order the killing of Soleimani – without calculating the consequences, which are now disastrously unfolding.

Related: Nikki Haley: Confederate Flag Not About Racism – It Was About ‘Service, Sacrifice, Heritage’ Until Dylann Roof ‘Hijacked’ It

Many are responding, angry about Haley lying, and noting she has ruined her reputation as a moderate Republican who might have had a chance in 2024.

 

 

 

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‘Obvious Dishonesty’: Trump Campaign Under Fire for Falsely Accusing Top Democrat of Calling for President’s Hanging

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The Trump campaign is under fire after falsely accusing a prominent Democratic Congressman of calling for the president to be hanged.

Speaking on CNN, House Majority Whip James Clyburn, Democrat of South Carolina, called for a fair trial in the Senate of President Donald Trump, following Wednesday’s historic impeachment vote.  Clyburn lamented Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is acting like someone who says, “give him a fair trial and hang him,” and said what he’s looking for by not transmitting the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate is “the reverse of that.”

The Trump campaign put out a tweet with a short clip of Clyburn’s remarks and falsely accused him of calling for President Trump to be hanged.

Reporters and others quickly made clear what Congressman Clyburn had said, and are taking the Trump campaign to task.

CNBC’s John Harwood:

CNN senior media reporter Oliver Darcy:

Even a contributor to the far right wing Daily Caller agreed what Clyburn said is not what the Trump campaign claims.

National security lawyer Bradley P. Moss:

CNN’s top political fact-checker Daniel Dale:

Dale also blasted the “whole ecosystem that immediately picks up the campaign’s complete nonsense and amplifies it”:

Here are some more who are spreading the Trump campaign’s obvious lies, or just misrepresenting what Congressman Clyburn said:

 

 

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Giuliani Scorched for Claiming US Constitution ‘Obligates’ Trump to Extort Ukraine to Investigate Bidens

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‘Lay Off the Shrooms’

The President’s personal attorney is claiming – falsely – that the U.S. Constitution “obligates” President Donald Trump to extort Ukraine to manufacture false evidence of crimes by his top political opponent Joe Biden and the former vice president’s son Hunter Biden.

And he’s getting scorched for these false claims.

Giuliani, a former U.S. Attorney, made the false claims Friday morning on Twitter.

Here’s what Article II, Section III of the U.S. Constitution actually says:

“He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in case of disagreement between them, with respect to the time of adjournment, he may adjourn them to such time as he shall think proper; he shall receive ambassadors and other public ministers; he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed, and shall commission all the officers of the United States.”

There is nothing in that portion of the Constitution to support Giuliani’s claims.

Here’s how some are responding on social media:

 

 

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