President Donald Trump appears to be concerned about his poll numbers. While that’s nothing new – his approval numbers are definitely the worst in U.S. history, having never broken 50%. His numbers are also on the decline, dropping six points in two months.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) September 10, 2019
So he’s doing what he always does: lies.
Here’s Trump lying just yesterday about his approval rating – among Republicans:
Trump completely makes stuff up, says "we just got right, ah, a little while ago, 94 percent popularity or approval rating within the Republican Party." (There is no such poll https://t.co/EzT5qmIlu6) pic.twitter.com/JgaO5YTNRx
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 9, 2019
And now, in a Tuesday Twitter meltdown Trump falsely claimed that in 2016 an “ABC/Washington Post Poll was the worst and most inaccurate poll of any taken prior to the 2016 Election. When my lawyers protested, they took a 12 point down and brought it to almost even by Election Day. It was a Fake Poll by two very bad and dangerous media outlets. Sad!”
CNN’s Daniel Dale, who for years has been fact checking every word President Trump says, declares once again Trump isn’t telling the truth.
“This is not what happened,” Dale tweets.
Apparently, Trump’s attorneys did not “protest,” and Trump even named the wrong poll.
This is not what happened.
– WaPo and ABC told me in June they do not recall a legal complaint (?) over their polls
– WaPo wasn’t involved in the ABC tracking poll that had him down 12
– Obviously no basis for the claim they fixed subsequent poll results because he complained pic.twitter.com/ziit3uKxei
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) September 10, 2019
The president went on to claim his own polling numbers are great.
One of the greatest and most powerful weapons used by the Fake and Corrupt News Media is the phony Polling Information they put out. Many of these polls are fixed, or worked in such a way that a certain candidate will look good or bad. Internal polling looks great, the best ever!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2019
That seems dramatically unlikely.
Here’s a screenshot from FiveThirtyEight, showing their analysis of Trump approval/disapproval polling data:
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‘Just Not True’: CNBC Reporter Destroys Trump’s Latest ‘Outlandish’ Lies – Like Ivanka ‘Created 14 Million Jobs’
“Pretty much everything he has said is nonsense.”
President Donald Trump is being called out for his lies after giving a speech at the Economic Club of New York in which he offered up stunning untruths. Among them, his daughter Ivanka Trump has created 14 million jobs, and that his administration “has launched an economic boom the likes of which we have never seen before.”
Here’s Trump absurdly claiming his daughter Ivanka has “created 14 million jobs.”
“14 million and going up,” he adds. pic.twitter.com/7E8uSEgjtL
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 12, 2019
“We have launched an economic boom the likes of which we have never seen before.” President Trump addresses the Economic Club of New York, touting his economic achievements and criticizing the Fed. https://t.co/N4miHKEgLh pic.twitter.com/J6M3IBX0Vq
— CNBC (@CNBC) November 12, 2019
Trump was scorched for those lies and others by CNBC editor-at-large John Harwood, an expert financial and political reporter.
Among the other lies Trump told Tuesday, he has created over 7 million jobs,
Harwood told MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle that “with respect to Ivanka, Trump is talking abut pledges she is collecting from companies to train people.”
“It’s a far cry from a pledge on a piece of paper to a job created. It is true that more than 6 million jobs have been created [Trump claimed 7 million “and going up,”] since Donald Trump was elected – however that is a slower rate of growth” than the comparable period during President Obama’s second term.
Wages “haven’t come up very much,” Harwood also countered.
Harwood also said “that;’s just not true” of Trump’s claim that family income is up $6000 annually over Obama’s $900.
Harwood took to Twitter to further his remarks.
on Trump’s false claim of historic economic boom:
1. on annual basis growth reached 2.9% in 2018 – same as 2015 under Obama
2. on 4-quarter basis Trump’s top growth rate is 3.2% from 2017-18 Q2; Obama’s was 3.98% from Q1 2014-15
3. unemployment now lower, but so is job growth
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) November 12, 2019
pretty much everything he has said is nonsense https://t.co/d1lbpos4gD
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) November 12, 2019
‘Time Out!’: CNN Anchor Forced to Repeatedly Cut Off Prominent Trump Defender for Blurting Lies About Impeachment
A battle broke out between “New Day” host Alisyn Camerota and conservative Matt Schlapp over impeachment Friday morning with the CNN host having to repeatedly cut off the Donald Trump defender and call him out on lies and misrepresentations about the proceedings.
Appearing on the panel with CNN commentator Ana Navarro, Schlapp continually claimed there was no reason to impeach Donald Trump because, as he claimed, he had committed no crimes which led Camerota to have to explain that impeachment is not limited to actual criminal wrongdoing.
Things got off on the wrong foot after Schlapp stated, ” [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi has said all along that she wouldn’t move on starting an impeachment process unless it would be overwhelming bipartisan and let’s face it, that’s not where it is in the House of Representatives,” only to have the CNN host cut him off with, “Fact check: she didn’t say overwhelmingly bipartisan.”
Undeterred, Schlapp continually spoke over the host with White House spin, at one point throwing Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) under the bus over his critical comments about the president’s wrongdoing.
“When I say we had a good day,” Schlapp said of Thursday’s impeachment vote, “It’s not because it is good that the Democrats, and only Democrats want to impeach the president. I actually think what is good about it, if there are no crimes and if they don’t come forward with articles that show any criminality.”
“It doesn’t have to be a crime,” the host reminded him.
“You got to talk for two straight minutes, Alisyn, let me talk,” the conservative insisted.
“Don’t misuse information,” Camerota warned.
“I’m not lying, name one lie,” he fired back. “If you think there is a crime, you give me the code right now. Give me the code. What’s the crime? Don’t say I’m lying.”
“It doesn’t have to be a crime, you know that,” she tried to explain. “Why don’t you hear the video of Lindsey Graham saying over and over again–”
“Lindsey Graham is wrong,” he blurted while talking over her. “He isn’t one of the Founding Fathers and he is a great guy and all but he didn’t write the Constitution.”
GOP Lawmaker Faceplants After CNN Host Asks How He’d Feel About Obama Demanding Ukraine Investigate Mitt Romney
Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) on Tuesday found himself getting tripped up by CNN’s Brianna Keilar after she asked him what his reaction would be if former President Barack Obama had withheld foreign aid to a country to pressure it to investigate former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
During his interview with Keilar, Reed brushed aside the testimony of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who claimed that President Donald Trump damaged American national security by asking Ukraine to launch an investigation of his political opponents.
Keilar then asked Reed if he would have been okay with former President Obama withholding aid to foreign countries unless they agreed to investigate Romney.
“Well, I think President Obama did hold up aid on numerous occasions, is my understanding of foreign aid during his tenure as president,” Reed replied.
“Asking a country to investigate Mitt Romney?” an incredulous Keilar asked.
“You know, I don’t know what happened between Joe Biden and Obama in, er, regards to the investigation of Hunter Biden and his corrupt activity in Ukraine,” Reed replied.
“That’s actually not true,” Keilar shot back.
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