Shining light on the bullshit and correcting the record…
April 27, 2017
Tired of people claiming that Hillary Clinton referred to “Trump voters” as a “basket of deplorables.” She actually did NOT say that. Here is the quote, in context:
You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up. He has given voice to their websites that used to only have 11,000 people — now 11 million. He tweets and retweets their offensive hateful mean-spirited rhetoric. Now, some of those folks — they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America.”
Please correct your misconception. (Source) It’s irritating enough when Trumpies say it; there is no excuse for any lefty to do so.
April 26, 2017
Well, this is not only a lie, but Munchkin (SP?) managed to contradict himself in one compound sentence.
Mnuchin says Trump won't release tax returns: The president “has given more financial disclosure than anybody else" https://t.co/f1ZUqwuy6c
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 26, 2017
And here’s another outright lie. To make the tax code simple would require a lot more than three days’ work and the input of thousands of economists and others who know WTF they’re talking about. No, the goal here is to cut taxes for the rich and corporations, while attempting to prevent deficits, which is why everyone else will probably pay more.
Gary Cohn on Trump tax plan: “Our basic premise here is to simplify the tax system, lower rates and make it easy." https://t.co/VpAGUrQEUT
— CNN (@CNN) April 26, 2017
April 13, 2017
Trump Threatens Insurers to Get Democrats to Help With Healthcare Bill
In a move that makes his previous political moves look downright insightful, according to the Wall Street Journal, Lord Donny apparently plans to threaten to “withhold payments” to insurers as a ploy to get Democrats to the negotiation table on a new healthcare bill. On the good side, it shows that he is desperate to get something passed that people won’t reactively hate. However, it also shows just how poor a businessman he is. Since when is blackmail a negotiating ploy? (Source)
So, Lord Donny Tweeted the following yesterday:
Jobs are returning, illegal immigration is plummeting, law, order and justice are being restored. We are truly making America great again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 13, 2017
Just a couple of problems:
- Illegal immigration has been plummeting for years. (Source)
- Jobs have been returning for years. In fact, it would be impossible to point to a single thing Trump or Republicans have done that would create a single job. (Source)
- Hate crimes and violent crimes have spiked a bit since Trump’s election, but they all seem related to his most fervent followers. (Source)
Given that Trump and the GOP have not passed a single law that has gotten by the courts and was designed to make Americans’ lives better, it is impossible to claim they’re #MAGA at all.
Yesterday, Trump claimed that he has thus far overseen the creation of 600,000 Jobs. Unfortunately for him, there is no evidence to back that number up. (Source) There is also the troubling idea that the Trumpies haven’t DONE anything that would create a job, et alone 600,000.