At CNN Town Hall Donald Trump’s Lips Were Speeding At 71 Lies Per Hour
Donald Trump Tells Lie After Lie After Lie After Lie After…
The Huffington Post headline pretty much says it all: “Donald Trump Made Up Stuff 71 Times In An Hour.” And, bless their journalistic hearts, they did the fact checking.
It all raises the question: Does Donald Trump even listen to what he’s saying? Or care for that matter? He does know that half the time he’s just pulling garbage out of his ass, right?
What were some of the lies he managed to spew out in a one hour period that included commercial breaks, and in which he did not speak the whole time?
This is a nice and easy lie that can be debunked: His statement on Syrian refugees.
“We have no idea who they are, we have no idea where is their paperwork. They have no paperwork; they have no identification.”
DAMN THOSE SYRIANS! Who knows who these nameless, faceless shifty refugees are. They are going to destroy the United States!
Well, it turns out that pretty much everything he just said there is absolute bullshit.
The Huffington Post response:
“Syrian refugees are the most heavily vetted group coming to the U.S. The process takes a year and a half to two years.”
What? Where is the Huffington Post getting their blatant lies from? Obviously they hate Donald Trump and support the status quo! Stop spreading this misinformation you vile liberal media sheep.
Time magazine featured an extensive and detailed article on the vetting process and this is what REALLY happens.
“Every refugee goes through an intensive vetting process, but the precautions are increased for Syrians. Multiple law enforcement, intelligence and security agencies perform “the most rigorous screening of any traveler to the U.S.,” says a senior administration official. Among the agencies involved are the State Department, the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center, the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security. A DHS officer conducts in-person interviews with every applicant. Biometric information such as fingerprints are collected and matched against criminal databases. Biographical information such as past visa applications are scrutinized to ensure the applicant’s story coheres.”
This is even after the United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees has already vetted Syrian refugees to see who is eligible for resettlement.
Take that Trump! That’s just one of your 71 lies told in just that one hour completely debunked. Not just completely debunked, completely torpedoed and sunk. And Huffington Post was determined to do a good job on their fact finding mission so this is what they did and what they determined:
“On Wednesday, The Huffington Post assigned five and a half reporters to look into a roughly 12,000-word transcript of Trump’s town hall event on CNN the night before. It took us hours, but in all, we found 71 separate instances in which Trump made a claim that was either inaccurate, misleading or deeply questionable. That’s basically one falsehood every 169 words (counting the words uttered by moderator Anderson Cooper), or 1.16 falsehoods every minute (the town hall lasted an hour, including commercial breaks).”
The guy lied about everything from where Ted Cruz is from to the Corey Lewandowski affair, the Benghazi case to the war in Iraq, Iran’s nuclear capabilities to trade with China, terrorism to Trump’s wealth. Basically, on every single solitary topic discussed with Trump, he lied at some point.
As Ed Rogers points out in his opinion piece in the Washington Post, Trump’s lying is absolutely bizarre and baffling. And even worse is the fact that the people he surrounds himself with are more than willing to not only go along with the lies, but are spreading the lies almost as quickly as Trump tells them.
“…[I]f you’re a serious contributor to the debate, nobody expects you to deny the obvious or defend the indefensible. So I’m struck by what I see as I watch the surreal Trump campaign unfold. Trump surrogate after Trump surrogate seems willing to go out and tell lies, both big and small.”
Trump is making a mockery of the political process one lie at a time. If this guy was Pinocchio could you imagine how long his nose would be?
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Chris Hearn is an ageing freelance writer located in wintery Winnipeg. He is a stay-at-home-parent, amateur stand-up comedian, and a guy with a lot of opinions, much to everyone’s dismay.