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“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems to us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people! But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we’re getting. And it only makes common sense. They’re sending us not the right people. It’s coming from more than Mexico. It’s coming from all over South and Latin America, and it’s coming probably from the Middle East. But we don’t know. Because we have no protection and we have no competence, we don’t know what’s happening. And it’s got to stop and it’s got to stop fast.”
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Politifact decided to fact-check one of President Donald Trump’s tweets Sunday and found that “the numbers check out.” The fact-checking site then rated the tweet “mostly false.”
“The media has not reported that the National Debt in my first month went down by $12 billion vs a $200 billion increase in Obama first mo,” Trump tweeted.
The tweet from Trump came after Gateway Pundit reported on the change in the national debt under the two respective presidents and after former Godfather Pizza CEO Herman Cain brought up the figures on Fox News
Politifact wrote: “The numbers check out. And in fact, the total public debt has dropped another $22 billion since the Gateway Pundit article published, according to data from the U.S. Department of Treasury.”
Despite this, Politifact still gave Trump a rating of “mostly false” and titled its article, “Why Donald Trump’s tweet about national debt decrease in his first month is highly misleading.”
originally posted by: odzeandennz
a reply to: LesMisanthrope
is that similar when Trump said "“122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield. Just another terrible decision!”
and the numbers and words were not only wrong but twisted ?
is that similar in propaganda? or is that not misleading and its just the media which misleads.. or is tweeting misleading stats for propaganda different?
122 confirmed of re-engaging in terrorist activity (113 Bush, 9 Obama);
or saying an Ex president wiretapped someone and no proof to back it up...
its also similar when the left said "Russians" hacked the elections
Though she has since deleted her response, Sinatra replied to the woman, “Just remember the first line of the song.”
The first line of the song is, “And now, the end is near.”
Shortly after her response, CNN published an article on their website titled “Nancy Sinatra not happy Trump using father’s song at inauguration.”
But Sinatra fired back at CNN, saying that they read too much into her response and that it was just a joke.
That’s not true. I never said that. Why do you lie, CNN? @CNN — Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) January 19, 2017
originally posted by: underwerks
You can try and intellectualize the reasons why the Trump admin says what it says, but at the end of the day they're still just lying. About most things they've said and the reasons for most of the positions they've taken.
If you really want to make it about context, the Trump admin isn't something you want to start an argument about.
originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: odzeandennz
Holding the president to account for his falsities is a good thing, but so is holding the press to those standards. I personally don't get my statistics from the president. Do you?