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”:
Today I opened a major Apple Manufacturing plant in Texas that will bring high paying jobs back to America. Today Nancy Pelosi closed Congress because she doesn’t care about American Workers!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2019
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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Revealed: The Accusations Trump Just Made Against Marie Yovanovitch – the Ukraine Ambassador He Fired – Are Lies
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.
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:
Trump on Yovanovitch: “She wouldn’t hang my picture in the embassy. She is in charge of the embassy. She wouldn’t hang it. It look a year-and-a-half, two years to get the picture up. She said bad things about me … This was not an angel this woman, okay?” pic.twitter.com/mayhFy8jSG
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) November 22, 2019
‘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.”
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