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GOP Lawmaker Faceplants After CNN Host Asks How He’d Feel About Obama Demanding Ukraine Investigate Mitt Romney

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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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Revealed: The Accusations Trump Just Made Against Marie Yovanovitch – the Ukraine Ambassador He Fired – Are Lies

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During President Donald Trump’s 57-minute long diatribe on “Fox & Friends” Friday he used Fox News’ platform to personally attack his now-former Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch. What used to be a smear campaign of whispers started by Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani over in Kiev became an all-out character assassination across the airwaves of America.

Hardly fair for the 61-year old career foreign service diplomat who, by all accounts, had nothing but a stellar reputation and was highly-respected at the State Dept. after her 33 years of service to her country.

Friday, President Trump on national television appeared to slander Ambassador Yovanovitch.

“This ambassador that everybody says was so wonderful, she wouldn’t hang my picture in the embassy,” President Trump charged in his rambling, lie-filled rant on “Fox & Friends” – as if that were just cause to fire a dedicated public servant. “This was an Obama person, didn’t want to hang my picture in the embassy,” he continued.

“She is in charge of the embassy. She wouldn’t hang it. It took like a year and a half, two years to get the picture up,” Trump claimed.

“She’s very tough. I heard bad things,” Trump told the Fox News viewers. “There was a lot of things that she did that I didn’t like, and we’ll talk about that at some point,” he said, offering no proof.

“This was not an angel, this woman,” the president charged, against all accounts. “This was not a baby that we’re dealing with.”

As it turns out, it was all lies.

Related: Spewing Conspiracy Theories and Rambling and Ranting Trump Goes Off the Rails in Fox News Interview (Video)

The most egregious action Ambassador Yovanovitch took, allegedly refusing to hang the portrait of the president, is now confirmed to be a lie.

“The Embassy in Kyiv hung the official photographs of the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State as soon as they arrived from Washington, DC,” MSNBC’s David Gura, quoting Yovanovitch’s legal team, reports.

Yovanovitch, also, was not “an Obama person.” She joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1986. She was a Reagan-Bush-Clinton-Bush-Obama-Trump person.

Watch Trump’s tirade:

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Trump Announces He Just Opened an Apple Plant in Texas That Has Been There Since 2013

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On Wednesday, during a visit to Austin, President Donald Trump tweeted that he “opened a major Apple Manufacturing plant in Texas” and promised that it will return “high paying jobs” to America — then trashing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for “closing Congress”:

One of the immediate problems with Trump’s claim is that the Apple plant in question has actually existed since 2013. They are simply announcing a plan to expand the facility.

Moreover, Apple is in fact deeply concerned about the impact of Trump’s policies on their bottom line, having recently hired one of the president’s key donors as a lobbyist to beg him to exempt the company from tariffs on China.

And on a deeper level, Trump’s implication that Pelosi is refusing to put the House to work is hard to square with the fact that the House has passed over 400 bills that are awaiting action in the Republican-controlled Senate.

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‘Just Not True’: CNBC Reporter Destroys Trump’s Latest ‘Outlandish’ Lies – Like Ivanka ‘Created 14 Million Jobs’

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“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.”

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.

 

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