Donald Trump repeatedly lied to his Florida rally crowd

Posted by | February 19, 2017 08:39 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Politics

During his Saturday rally in Florida, Donald Trump continually whined about a “dishonest” media. He really ought to look in a mirror.

As in his campaign speeches, Trump bemoaned the state of domestic and foreign affairs claiming, “I and we inherited one big mess” and “we don’t win in any capacity”. As in the campaign, he boasted about the size of the crowd and his victory over the Democratic party, which he said had suffered “the greatest defeat in the history of the country”.

The president was especially eager to deny a steady stream of reports of chaos, infighting and disarray in his first month in the White House, culminating last week when his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was forced to step down amid scandal. “I promise you that the White House is running so smoothly,” Trump said. “So smoothly.”

Trump also once again continued his attacks on the ninth circuit court of appeals, which suspended the travel ban on seven predominantly Muslim nations. He claimed constitutional authority to make the ban – the courts have not ruled on its lawfulness – and said the judges were “picked by Obama”, though two of three were appointed by Jimmy Carter and George W Bush.

The president added, that the US knows “nothing” about refugees and visa-holders it has admitted into the country although approved people are extensively vetted through interviews and background checks. He said that he would roll out a new executive order in the coming days in order to address the court’s decision. “We don’t want people with bad, bad ideas coming into our country,” he said.

Trump also used his rally to repeat the claim that Intel was investing $7bn to build a factory in Arizona, creating about 3,000 jobs. However, the company had already announced the same factory back in 2011 when Barack Obama was in power.

The New York Times found four areas in which Trump lied egregiously:

Mr. Trump warned that refugees coming into the United States are not screened.

“We’ve allowed thousands and thousands of people into our country. There was no way to vet those people. There was no documentation, there was no nothing.”

Refugees are vetted, and it takes two years.

Mr. Trump repeatedly made this inaccurate claim during the 2016 campaign, and it is still inaccurate. The country’s vetting system for refugees, which begins at the United Nations, is extensive.

Applicants undergo several rounds of background and biometric checks — fingerprints and retina scans, for example — by multiple federal immigration and intelligence agencies. The system is not foolproof, and intelligence officials have raised concerns about gaps in data collection on people coming from conflict zones like Syria.

Mr. Trump claimed that Americans are optimistic about the future. “Look at what’s happening in every poll when it comes to optimism in our country.”

Some polls show optimism, others don’t.

In the immediate aftermath of Mr. Trump’s election, the majority of voters expressed optimism about the next four years in several respected polls. But the results have varied in more recent months: 53 percent said they were optimistic in a Quinnipiac University poll, while 54 percent said they were pessimistic or uncertain in an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.

According to Gallup’s weekly economic optimism poll, Americans are slightly less confident in the economy in February than they were in January. In other Gallup polls, Mr. Trump’s approval rating and Americans’ view of the country’s standing in the world are the lowest in decades.

Mr. Trump extolled an increase in jobs. “Jobs are already starting to pour back in. They’re coming back in like you haven’t seen in a long time.”

Data shows modest gains so far.

The economy added 227,000 jobs in January 2017, a healthy but less than record increase, more likely attributable to the ending days of the Obama administration than the incoming president. And the unemployment rate “was little changed,” remaining at 4.8 percent for January, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

That’s 0.1 percent higher than it was the previous month.

Mr. Trump alluded to high crime in Chicago and the country at large. “Look at what’s happening in Chicago — hundreds of shootings, hundreds of deaths. I’ll tell you what’s happening in Chicago, and many other places.”

Crime is high in Chicago, but it has generally [natinally] declined.

Mr. Trump warned of soaring levels of crime during the 2016 election, ignoring data. Chicago did experience a surge in homicides last year, with more than 750 people murdered. The country’s third-largest city, along with three other urban areas, contributed to a jump in the national murder rate in 2016. But over all, both violent crime and property crime have fallen since the early 1990s.

And (hat tip to Mike in comments) don’t get us started about the horrific terror attack in Sweden that never happened


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40 responses to Donald Trump repeatedly lied to his Florida rally crowd

  1. Mike February 19th, 2017 at 08:46

    You left out the terrorist attack in Sweden (OK it never happened)
    The poor Sweedes had their very own Bowling Green Massacre

    • dave-dr-gonzo February 19th, 2017 at 09:14

      I appended mention of the agonizing Sweden carnage to the post. The horror! The horror! (Not.)

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    • fahvel February 19th, 2017 at 10:46

      it’s not really worth that much either.

  2. Obewon February 19th, 2017 at 09:21

    Dissembler in Chief (DIC) claimed constitutional authority to make the unconstitutional Muslim ban –pretending the courts have not ruled on its lawfulness – and said the judges were “picked by Obama”, although two of three were appointed by Jimmy Carter and George W Bush.

    The (DIC) added, that the US knows “nothing” about refugees. Or the two year+ vetting process clearing less than 1% of refugees for U.S. entry.

    DT45 40% Approve. 55% Disapprove -15. RNC pollster Gallup 2/15-17/17 MoE +-3. http://www.pollingreport.com/djt_job1.htm

  3. William February 19th, 2017 at 10:29

    So insecure. He’s still campaigning. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/573f81d538e6ebca2691ea302191caddffbf60e46266979807f38741170af8f9.jpg

    • fahvel February 19th, 2017 at 10:45

      I don’t think it’s still campaigning. I believe it has nothing else to say, knows nothing about his job or office – just how wonderful it is (him, that is) such a marvelous cypher without a shred of morality and no ethics at all.

      • Larry Schmitt February 19th, 2017 at 10:46

        That’s it, a big fat cypher, a zero. A donut hole without a donut around it.

        • granpa.usthai February 19th, 2017 at 16:04

          a waste of human flesh for sure. Hell, you could make four full size adults out of his fatass alone.

          meanwhile, the leader of DPRK is advising others on national security.

      • William February 19th, 2017 at 11:24

        I think he simply diverts from the disaster that so far has been his administration. When the reality of his mess becomes apparent, he simply goes back to the gaggle of mouth-breathers he calls “supporters” for a dose of adoration.https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/29a1e7ba7a60a0ff4d4ff70e6b2c32673b40e5ee80e49a659c4f51dc6816ce41.jpg

        • Jungle_Bhoy February 19th, 2017 at 22:45

          You left out the fact that he says he was the best baseball player in New York baseball history
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th67trdmNTY

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    • Larry Schmitt February 19th, 2017 at 10:45

      Because he prefers campaigning to actually doing president stuff.

      • Suzanne McFly February 19th, 2017 at 10:49

        Well one requires work and the other requires someone with no talent such as a stooge to yell out white supremacy talking points.

        • granpa.usthai February 19th, 2017 at 15:59

          B I N G O!

          when the tiny handed CRYBABY LIAR does his enclosed rallies in downtown Harlem, NY, it’ll be a different tone of LIES for sure.

          his team of deplorables still have that on the table, don’t they? – I mean, they did PROMISE during the campaign….

          • majii February 19th, 2017 at 22:58

            Trump, and those who voted for him, seem to have actually believed that government could be run like a business. I read an article a few weeks ago which stated that Trump doesn’t understand why he can’t just issue EOs unchallenged, and that he’s overwhelmed, and stunned, by the scope of our government. Mr. “I Had A Good Time Attacking #44 at Every Turn” has quickly found out that it’s easier standing on the outside critiquing every move of the current resident in the WH, but occupying the position himself, he finds the job to be more difficult than he ever imagined it could be. Ooops!

      • William February 19th, 2017 at 12:00

        Exactly! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68cf9ecb1e60c44899163a9fc99789558405f7b84754705729eebc7b79fcdd82.jpg

      • granpa.usthai February 19th, 2017 at 15:55

        the LIAR trump has nothing to offer real America.

        his tiny hands picked plunderers who will ransack the entire treasury, driving the national debt through the roof, the ‘jobs pouring back in’ haven’t trickled yet, donaldcare is nothing but a LYING myth, he can’t even give a proper military salute, the only thing he’s got going for his deplorable white racist is his skin color, while urine orange, ain’t Hawaiian.

        that’s ALL the 70 year old fatass CRYBABY LIAR has going for him.

    • granpa.usthai February 19th, 2017 at 15:48

      if the 70 year old fatass LIAR CRYBABY with the huge head and tiny hands orange blob had told them they were going to be the slaves of Russian peasants, they’d be chanting USA while boarding the ships. – almost like they were going back home to WHITE russia, even if their leader was half-pint mad vlad.

  4. crc3 February 19th, 2017 at 10:55

    The more he lies the more they believe. Frightening that anyone would vote for the orange manboy to start with but to continually support him after all of the lies and controversies boggles the mind. Is this Germany of the 1930s or something even more sinister? You decide. I have already…

    http://www.counterpunch.org/20

  5. Foundryman February 19th, 2017 at 11:00

    Until we get some republicans, all the democrats and most of the media to start to lay down facts and truth about this sleazebag, he will continue to hold his ‘rallys’ and stoke his minions.

  6. StoneyCurtisll February 19th, 2017 at 12:05

    ‘Donald Trump repeatedly lied to his Florida rally crowd’
    Now this is a headline so shocking I nearly feel out of my chair…

  7. StoneyCurtisll February 19th, 2017 at 12:15

    Saturdays rally was an exclusive Brown shirt Black tie event..

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CSijlR7tOzE/Vh-raJBER3I/AAAAAAAACE0/dIYR_SGuEm8/s200/brownshirt2_edited-1.bmp

  8. nastythinkingwomanmillstone February 19th, 2017 at 14:36

    His base doesn’t want to hear the truth…they’d have to hold themselves responsible for where they are in their lives.

  9. William February 19th, 2017 at 14:38

    Even Fox is tired of this clown. https://www.youtube.com/embed/GSDhvp7DbUg

    • bpollen February 19th, 2017 at 15:59

      Only parts of Fox…

  10. granpa.usthai February 19th, 2017 at 15:42

    LIAR trump LIES.

    what a set up. an airport hangar (where a falling wrench reverberates like a tool box hitting a concrete floor of a 10 x 10 storage unit [not a bad idea for his next location]) with of course the ‘fake news’ invited to attend. WTF is wrong with the ‘fake news’ from simply not going and instead interviewing the blossoming of the cherry trees? once again the world’s biggest LIAR trumps the MSM with blabbering BS that is his deplorables life bread.

    a big fatass 70 year old CRYBABY LIAR has become their hope for America?

    … and the leader of DPRK calls LIAR trump a Simpleton while becoming the world’s experienced advisor on national security.

  11. William February 19th, 2017 at 17:17

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/47e2a3d2d8a39928c3b60ccfccb3530732c214c2bb6860c7f2de020ac56bcb3a.jpg

  12. robert February 19th, 2017 at 18:40

    If this crap wasn’t staged before the rally

    Any thoughts ?

    Mine; fooled again🃏

    https://youtu.be/Nsq75W7y5ko

  13. Larry Schmitt February 19th, 2017 at 18:55

    Maybe the tragedy in Sweden was they ran out of lutefisk.

  14. amersham1046 February 19th, 2017 at 20:18

    The Swedish incident,
    A large number of undocumented reindeer crossed in to Sweden at an unnamed point on the Finnish border–
    http://www.thelocal.se/20170219/sweden-wants-trump-to-explain-mysterious-last-night-in-sweden-incident

    • granpa.usthai February 19th, 2017 at 22:41

      they were probably smuggled in by that Christmas guy that’s at war with American xtians over Christmas?

  15. Foundryman February 19th, 2017 at 20:44

    Any idea how much this reelection campaign rally cost the taxpayer?

    • granpa.usthai February 19th, 2017 at 22:40

      I’m guessing over a hundred mil?

      • Foundryman February 19th, 2017 at 23:01

        Watch for him to hold one of these every month he’s in office just to keep his con game going.

  16. granpa.usthai February 19th, 2017 at 22:39

    I overheard the guys in the general store talking about LIAR trump.

    one of them said ” trump’s a LIAR.

    I was at the resignation of Nixon, and the crowd that had gathered in the DC Mall was twice over the crowd at LIAR trump’s installation.

    he looked at me and I just shrugged my shoulders as if to say I don’t know, but in all likelihood, it probably was.

  17. Charlie Seivard February 20th, 2017 at 14:10

    But how will they ever know?

  18. amersham1046 February 20th, 2017 at 20:00

    It’s only words, and words are all
    I have to take your mind away

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