Just 10 of the latest lies from our Fake President

He exaggerated the trade deficit with other countries.

The figures that Mr. Trump listed account only for the United States’ trade in goods and do not include trade in services. In 2016, the United States’ trade balance amounted to a $309 billion deficit with China (not $350 billion); a $63 billion deficit with Mexico (not $71 billion); and a $7.7 billion trade surplus with Canada (not a deficit of $17 billion).

In Mr. Trump’s telling, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada disputed the president’s estimate of a $17 billion deficit when they discussed the issue behind closed doors, but he excluded oil and lumber to claim a balance. The trade balance data does, in fact, include oil and lumber.

And this was Trump taking it easy on the lying for the holidays. Staying in shape for lying about how well he plays golf.

RTFA for 9 more.

9 thoughts on “Just 10 of the latest lies from our Fake President

  1. Versificator says:

    According to “Nineteen Eighty-Four” by George Orwell, doublethink is: “The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them… To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just as long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies—all this is indispensably necessary. Even in using the word doublethink it is necessary to exercise doublethink. For by using the word one admits that one is tampering with reality; by a fresh act of doublethink one erases this knowledge; and so on indefinitely, with the lie always one leap ahead of the truth” (Nineteen Eighty-Four, part 2, chapter 9, pp 220)

  2. Yowser says:

    “For the second straight day Thursday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders fought back against Michael Wolff’s Trump tell-all. And in doing so, she may have finally killed off what’s left of irony in the White House briefing room. “The president,” Sanders told reporters, “believes in making sure that information is accurate before pushing it out as fact, when it certainly and clearly is not.”
    Yes, we all know what a stickler Trump is for making sure what he says is accurate before he says it. It may be his defining trait. In all seriousness, it’s not just the nearly 2,000 false and misleading things Trump has said as president. It’s that the White House and Trump himself have acknowledged that Sanders’s standard doesn’t really apply to them.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/01/04/sarah-huckabee-sanders-kills-irony-dead-once-and-for-all/

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