Donald Trump’s Bullshitopedia
Trump asserts that “[The 9/11 hijackers] put their families on airplanes, couple of days before, sent them back to Saudi Arabia for the most part. Those wives knew exactly what was going to happen.” Except only one of the nineteen hijackers was married.
Trump said that 100 black pastors would endorse him. Pastors say not so.
Trump said he didn’t mock, or even know, the reporter whose disabilities he mocked and knew for a decade.
Says crime statistics show blacks kill 81 percent of white homicide victims. It’s more like 15%.
Trump: “I watched in Jersey City, N.J., where thousands and thousands of people were cheering” as the World Trade Center collapsed – which never happened.
People on the terrorism watch are already prohibited from buying guns. Nope.
Thirteen Syrian refugees were “caught trying to get into the U.S.” but actually surrendered at the border seeking asylum.
Trump denied saying that he supported a database of Muslims, even though he said more than once on video.
The federal government is sending refugees to states with governors who are “Republicans, not to the Democrats.”
The Trans-Pacific Partnership “was designed for China to come in, as they always do, through the back door and totally take advantage of everyone.”
The Obama administration wants to admit 250,000 Syrian refugees. He’s off by 240,000.
He was on 60 Minutes with Vladimir Putin and “got to know him very well.” Except that they were interviewed separately thousands of miles apart.
Climate change is a hoax invented by the Chinese.
Says his plan would cut taxes without increasing the deficit.
“I never said that” Marco Rubio was Mark Zuckerberg’s personal senator.
His criticism of Ford prompted the company to move a factory from Mexico to Ohio.
Says Bernie Sanders is going to “tax you people at 90 percent.”
Trump said that “We have the highest tax rate anywhere in the world.”
Among Syrian refugees, “there aren’t that many women, there aren’t that many children.”
The unemployment rate may be as high as “42 percent.”
Trump: The birther movement was started by Hillary Clinton in 2008. She was all in!
Said he was never interested in opening a casino in Florida.
Says Mexico doesn’t have birthright citizenship, and Americans are the “only ones” to have it.
Claimed he was talking about Carly Fiorina’s “persona” when he said “Look at that face. Would anyone vote for that?”
Under the Iran deal: “If Israel attacks Iran … we’re supposed to be on Iran’s side.”
Vaccines cause autism.
He never said the stuff Megyn Kelly accused him of saying in the first debate.
Trump says that “The Mexican government … they send the bad ones over.”
The number of illegal immigrants in the United States is “30 million, it could be 34 million.”.
Trump: If you’re from Syria and you’re a Christian, you cannot come into this country” as a refugee.
Says his book, The Art of the Deal, is “the No. 1 selling business book of all time.”
Trump: The last quarter, it was just announced, our gross domestic product … was below zero. Who ever heard of this? It’s never below zero.
Trump: The Islamic State just built a hotel in Syria.
Says President Barack Obama’s recent New York fundraising trip cost between $25 million and $50 million.
ObamaCare enrollment lie: Obama counts an enrollee as a web user putting a plan in ‘their online shopping carts.’
President Obama has spent over $2 million in legal fees defending lawsuits about his birth certificate.
The people that went to school with (Obama), they never saw him, they don’t know who he is.
These are not differences of opinion. They are outright, provable falsehoods. Not a single one is remotely true. And even when Trump is shown the proof he insists that he is right and that reality is wrong. And as Stephen Colbert told us, “Reality has a well-known liberal bias.” That’s the only possible explanation for Trump’s relentless lying. He even lies about trivial matters for which he has little to gain. For instance, this weekend he claimed that 12,000 people attended his rally at the Robarts Arena in Sarasota, Florida – which has a maximum capacity of 4,100.
The fact that Trump still manages to attract supporters who are willing to look past his shameless mendacity, and worse, to revere him as a quasi-savior, is a frightening testament to the decline of American democracy. These are people who not only submit blissfully to being lied to, they embrace a philosophy of bigotry, division, fear, and the authoritarian strains of fascism. They have abandoned whatever tendencies they may have had toward freedom, in favor of a despot who reeks of false and unattainable promises of security and prosperity. It is the behavior of cultists who have surrendered to mindless discipleship and have lost the ability to discern fantasy from reality. It’s a learned response that has been ingrained from watching way too much Fox News.