Wednesday, September 28, 2016

18 Completely Baseless Lies Donald Trump Told At The Presidential Debate

The lies from Trump were plentiful and the fact checkers were BUSY!!!!

Here we go in no particular order...


Lie #1: Denies making remarks about climate change

During the debate Hillary Clinton reminded the audience that Donald Trump said on many occasions that "climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese" to which he responded...

I did not—I do not say that.

Trump has in fact said that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese...



Lie #2: Denies his own proposal to negotiate down the debt

When Clinton reminded Trump that: “You even went and suggested that you would try to negotiate down the national debt of the United States.” Trump blurted out...

Wrong.

Trump had said in an interview in May on CNBC that as president, “I would borrow, knowing that if the economy crashed, you could make a deal” on the debt. Economists have widely panned this idea as economically catastrophic.


Lie #3: Denies supporting the Iraq War

When faced with his support of the Iraq war in 2002 Trump shot back...

I did not support the war in Iraq.

But of course he did. Trump expressed support for the invasion of Iraq before it took place and only said that he opposed the war after the conflict had started.


Lie #4 : Denies calling pregnancy a business inconvenience

Reminding the audience of Trump's misogyny Clinton exclaimed: “This is a man who is called women pigs, slobs and dogs, and someone who has said pregnancy is an inconvenience to employers.” Trump's meager reply to the allegation was...

I never said that.

In 2004 on NBC's Dateline Trump said that pregnancy is “certainly an inconvenience for a business.


Lie #5: Falsely claims he only received a small loan from his father

Trump has repeatedly told the story to any that will listen that he received only a “small loan of a million dollars” from his father, real estate mogul Fred Trump which he then parlayed into his supposedly "muti-billion" dollar empire...

My father gave me a very small loan in 1975.

The truth is that Trump regularly relied “on his father’s connections and wealth” in the form of “lucrative trusts” and “numerous loans and loan guarantees, as well as his father’s connections,”. The loans Trump received from his father amounted to $14 million, “a value of $31 million in today’s dollars.


Lie #6: Trump's claim that it was the Clinton that campaign started the birther movement.

Tump once again claimed that Hillary Clinton and her campaign started the "birther movement" in 2008 when she was campaigning against then Senator Barack Obama...

They were pressing it very hard, she failed to get the birth certificate. When I got involved, I didn't fail. I got him to give the birth certificate. So I'm satisfied with it, and I’ll tell you why I’m satisfied with it.

There has never been any proof that anyone in Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign pushed either the birther conspiracy theory. Politifact has thoroughly debunked the lie.


Lie #7 : Misleadingly claims jobs are “fleeing” abroad

During the debate Trump once again blessedly claimed that American jobs were leaving the country and that the unemployment rate was rising...

Our jobs are fleeing the country.

Employment has been rising since the end of the Bush Recession and the economy has added 15.1 million private sector jobs over the last 78 months...


Lie #8: Falsely claims China is devaluing their currency.

Trump also claimed that China has been devaluing it's currency to hurt America as far as trade with their country is concerned...

You look at what China is doing to our country in terms of making our product, they're devaluing their currency and there's nobody in our government to fight them.

The Wall Street Journal notes China is now intervening in its currency to prevent devaluation, not allow it. In fact, Beijing burned through nearly a quarter of what was once a $4 trillion currency stockpile to prevent the yuan from falling against the dollar.”


Lie #9 : Claimed the Federal Reserve is “doing political” by not increasing interest rates.

Trump continued to assert that the Federal Reserve is manipulating the economy for and at the behest of President Obama...

This Janet Yellen of the Fed, the Fed is doing political by keeping interest rates at this level. And believe me the day Obama goes off and he leaves and he goes out to the golf course for the rest of his life to play golf, when they raise interest rates, you are going to see some very bad things happen because the Fed is not doing their job. The Fed is being more political than Secretary Clinton.

The Federal Reserve is an independent institution and Trump has yet to offer any evidence that Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen is taking her cues from President Obama.


Lie #10 : Absurdly claims Clinton has fought ISIS for several decades...

In a statement that made absolutely zero sense Trump claimed Hillary Clinton had been fighting ISIS since the 60's...

No wonder you’ve been fighting ISIS your entire adult life.

Hillary Clinton is 68 years old and graduated from college in 1969. The truth is that ISIS was created out of the Islamic State of Iraq, which was founded in 2006, 2 years before Clinton was the Secretary of State.


Lie #11 : Claims other countries don’t pay us for military defense.

Trump assertion that our NATO allies don't "pay" their fair share when it come to deserving our military aid...

We defend Germany. We defend South Korea. We defend Saudi Arabia. We defend countries. They do not pay us what they should be paying us because we are providing tremendous service and we’re losing a fortune.

It turns out The United States gives very little monetary military aid to those countries.


Lie #12 : Falsely claims NATO allies aren’t paying the U.S

Trump...

We pay approximately 73 percent of the cost of NATO.

Trump is wrong, the U.S. doesn’t pay 73 percent of NATO’s operational budget. The United States pays just over 22 percent of the cost of NATO’s spending.


Lie #13: Falsely claims the U.S. paid Iran $400 million

Trump once again brought up the canard of our government paying Iran ransom for hostages...

One of the great giveaways of all time, of all time, including four hundred million dollars in cash nobody’s ever seen that before that turned out to be wrong.

As the media had pointed out over and over again, the fake story Trump keeps referencing about a 400 million dollar payout “was Iran’s money, for military goods never delivered to Iran after the Iranian Revolution”. A deal that was carried out in 1979!


Lie #14 : Suggesting America is experiencing a crime wave

In an attempt to paint our inner cities as violence ridden war zones Trump said this...

We have a situation where we have our inner cities, African-American, Hispanics, are living in hell because it's so dangerous. You walk down the street, you get shot. In Chicago, they’ve had thousands of shootings, thousands, since January first. Thousands of shootings. And I’m saying where is this? Is this a war-torn country?

Far from a crime wave, FactCheck.org points out that the violent crime rateis lower than it has been since 1970” and “the murder and nonnegligent manslaughter rate nationwide, at 4.5 in 2014, was at its lowest point since at least the early 1960s.


Lie #15: Baselessly says stop and frisk “worked very well” in New York

Trump, in an effort to push his "law and order" bona fides, once again trotted out the supposed success NY enjoyed with stop and frisk policies...

You do stop and frisk, which worked very well—Mayor Giuliani is here — worked very well in New York.

He is of course wrong. A 2013 report from the New York attorney general found that out of 2.4 million stops by police between 2009 and 2012, the stops resulted in a 3 percent conviction rate, and just 0.1 percent of the total stops went on to a violent crime conviction. Also, New York City’s crime rate continued to fall after stop-and-frisk was ended.


Lie #16 : Falsely claims the murder rate in New York went up after the end of stop and frisk

When discussing "Stop and Frisk" Hillary Clinton corrected Trump telling him that under the current mayor crime "has continued to drop, including murders." Trump refused to accept her statement telling her she was "wrong.” and that...

Murders are up.

Trump was wrong: Homicides in NYC continue fall — down 13% so far in 2016


Lie #17 : Falsely claims stop and frisk wasn’t ruled unconstitutional

After Lester Holt asked if “Stop and frisk was ruled unconstitutional in New York because it largely singled out black and Hispanic young men.” Trump said...

No, you're wrong. It went before a judge who was a very against-police judge. It was taken away from her and our mayor, our new mayor, refused to go forward with the case. They would have won an appeal.

Trump is wrong. On August 12, 2013, U.S. District Court Judge Shira A. Scheindlin ruled the controversial police tactic unconstitutional.


Lie #18 : Falsely claims ICE endorsed him

I was is endorsed by ICE. They’ve never endorsed anybody before — on immigration. I was just endorsed by ICE.

ICE is a federal agency and has not endorsed Trump, or any other candidate for that matter.


This is exhausting. Thank goodness there is a couple of weeks before the next lie-a-thon!

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