June 17, 2015 4:00 pm -


Among Donald Trump’s comments in his speech were lines like, “When did we beat Japan at anything?” Only World War II, it turns out. Here are some other questionable, if not outright false, claims, courtesy of Alex Griswold.

There are no Chevrolets in Japan. (Yes, there are)
ISIS built a luxury hotel in the Middle East. (Unconfirmed)
The “real” unemployment rate could be as high as 20%. (No)
“There are no jobs.” (There are at least some jobs)
We spent $2 billion on (Closer to $700 million)
Trump is worth $9 billion. (Probably not)
The Taliban leaders traded for Bowe Bergdahl return to the battlefield. (Nope)

While some of Trump’s claims don’t raise to the level of obvious falsehoods, they were completely unrealistic. His claim that he wouldn’t allow American companies to build cars in Mexico without paying a 35% tax would clearly contravene the North American Free Trade Agreement, to give one example. questioned nearly all of the same claims in their fact check, aptly headlined “Trump Tramples Facts.” Politifact granted Trump two Falses and a Pants on Fire— their lowest possible rating– for Trump’s claim that America’s quarterly GDP never drops below zero (it’s been below zero 42 times over 68 years).



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

9 responses to Trump’s False Claims In Launch Speech

  1. StoneyCurtisll June 17th, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Trump is a bad joke as a candidate…
    Anyone who does not already realize this, (Sarah Palin) is as stupid as anyone who would cast a vote for this man.

    • Larry Schmitt June 17th, 2015 at 4:43 pm

      I’m sure even he realizes he’s a joke. As I said on another thread, he’s not in it for the votes, it’s all about his ego.

  2. Larry Schmitt June 17th, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    “Trump’s False Claims” What, he didn’t try that “I am a human being” crap again, did he?

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    • Larry Schmitt June 17th, 2015 at 5:38 pm

      What the hell is a step aunt anyway? How come none of you bots ever talk about your mother or your brother, it’s always some made up relationship.

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  4. labman57 June 17th, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    Trump suffers from a fundamental character flaw exhibited by many conservative pundits and political wannabes — when in doubt, make crap up.

    So we can count on his campaigning style to be patterned on his usual National Enquirer-esque, base, low-brow brand of political discourse, heavily laden with petty, vindictive attacks on anyone with the temerity to challenge his nonsensical proclamations.