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  • Fact-Checking Trump's SOTU Address

    This address was a doozy, even for Trump, who is notoriously truth-challenged:





    https://www.factcheck.org/2020/02/fa...f-the-union-3/


    Then there was Trump's challenge to the House to pass a "drug price lowering bill." They already did:

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-polit...nting-hr3-bill

  • #2
    Originally posted by Jim B. View Post
    This address was a doozy, even for Trump, who is notoriously truth-challenged:
    https://www.factcheck.org/2020/02/fa...f-the-union-3/
    How dumb can you get?

    Take a few:

    Trump claimed the new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico “will create nearly 100,000 … auto jobs.” But an independent federal commission puts the job gains at 28,000 over five years.
    Differing in future prediction doesn't mean Trump is wrong or truth-challenged.

    The president boasted that “a long, tall, and very powerful wall is being built” along the southern border, and more than 100 miles have been completed. But only one mile is located where no barriers previously existed.
    He's replacing previous barriers with a long wall, so again no falsehood here.

    Trump said “illegal crossings” at the southwest border “are down 75% since May.” But total apprehensions in 2019 were 81% higher than in 2016, the year before Trump took office.
    75% since May has nothing to do with 2016. There's no falsehood here.

    Really, how dumb can TDS make you?
    Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Jim B. View Post
      This address was a doozy, even for Trump, who is notoriously truth-challenged:





      https://www.factcheck.org/2020/02/fa...f-the-union-3/


      Then there was Trump's challenge to the House to pass a "drug price lowering bill." They already did:

      https://www.vox.com/policy-and-polit...nting-hr3-bill
      You're right, Jim -- Trump is a liar --- focus only on what he SAYS, and pay no attention to what he DOES.
      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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      • #4
        Yay, more fact checking along the lines of "burgers stacked a mile high".

        Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
        But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
        Than a fool in the eyes of God


        From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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        • #5
          I was reading an interesting article on detection of manipulated digital pictures.

          It was sounding useful and credible.

          But at the end it suggested that we get our information from snopes and New York Times. The Babylon Bee could post this full article for a really good laugh.

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          • #6
            One time Obama LIED and said he campaigned in 57 states!

            Fact checking I found there are only 50 states!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sparko View Post
              One time Obama LIED and said he campaigned in 57 states!

              Fact checking I found there are only 50 states!
              There's VIDEO of him telling that outrageous lie, and there are actual printed MAPS and other evidence to condemn him without any bias whatsoever!
              "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                There's VIDEO of him telling that outrageous lie, and there are actual printed MAPS and other evidence to condemn him without any bias whatsoever!
                Yep. But the liberal fact checkers dismissed it as him just misspeaking and meaning "47" - how dare they? Everyone can tell what a bald-faced lie it was! Maybe I should start a web site dedicated to finding such lies that Obama told!

                Oh wait, there already is one!

                https://www.politifact.com/factcheck...a&ruling=false

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                  One time Obama LIED and said he campaigned in 57 states!

                  Fact checking I found there are only 50 states!
                  Misspeaking is not lying, words coming out of Trumps mouth is lying.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JimL View Post
                    Misspeaking is not lying, words coming out of Trumps mouth is lying.
                    Characterizing the lies trump tells almost continuously as 'misspeaking' is itself a lie.
                    He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me."

                    "So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets"

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by demi-conservative View Post
                      How dumb can you get?

                      Take a few:



                      Differing in future prediction doesn't mean Trump is wrong or truth-challenged.
                      Actually, it is. Your predictions have to have some rational, credible basis; otherwise, they're just self-promotional puffery, ie the lies of a con artist. Otherwise a salesman can make any claim about his product's future predicted performance that he wants.


                      He's replacing previous barriers with a long wall, so again no falsehood here.
                      It's highly misleading, though. Statements can be false through implication and not necessarily overtly.



                      Really, how dumb can TDS make you?
                      Ad hominem attacks, just like Trump.

                      You didn't respond to the other alleged falsehoods. Do you maintain that Trump isn't peculiarly truth-challenged, that is, more than other public officials in recent memory? That his inauguration crowd was the biggest in history, that there were millions of illegal votes cast in CA in 2016, that he had the greatest electoral victory since Reagan's, etc, etc,....?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                        You're right, Jim -- Trump is a liar --- focus only on what he SAYS, and pay no attention to what he DOES.
                        Yeah, especially that part about providing the best, cheapest health care plan anybody's ever seen! And lies usually are stuff whats people say!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                          Yay, more fact checking along the lines of "burgers stacked a mile high".

                          When Trump says something false, it's just some harmless 'embellishing.' If Obama does it, you have the right to yell out "YOU LIE!" in the middle of his SOTU address.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                            One time Obama LIED and said he campaigned in 57 states!

                            Fact checking I found there are only 50 states!
                            That's right! You nailed it, boss!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                              There's VIDEO of him telling that outrageous lie, and there are actual printed MAPS and other evidence to condemn him without any bias whatsoever!
                              Did he take a sharpie and draw in the extra seven?

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