WaPo Fact Checker: Trump is a lying liar and isn’t being held accountable
Glenn Kessler notes that Trump continues to lie even when being proved wrong. His staff doesn’t care, either and doesn’t respond to requests for clarifications. Here is a full list of his lies, but will likely not be full by the time you read this, as more will have been created. Here are just a few of them:
“There are scores of recent migrants inside our borders charged with terrorism”
It took some time but we finally determined that this appears to be a bungled reference to a list from the office of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) of 30 foreign-born individuals who were arrested on charges relating to terrorism in recent years. This list is quoted in several articles and described as a “partial inventory of recently implicated terrorist migrants.”
We checked indictment records and looked for citizenship or immigration information, where available. The majority of the 30 cases involved naturalized U.S. citizens — people who came to the U.S. as children or had arrived before 2011…
“You know who started the birther movement? Hillary Clinton. She’s the one that started it. She brought it up years before it was brought up by me.”
This zombie claim repeatedly has been debunked by fact checkers.
The allegation that Clinton herself was the first, or even one of the first, to question President Obama’s birth certificate is simply false. Trump might have been on safer ground if he blamed her supporters for stoking the birther rumors, which do have some Democratic roots…
Russian President Vladimir Putin “called me a genius”
This is an exaggeration of a mistranslation.
After Putin’s annual news conference in December, he was cornered by a reporter for ABC News and asked what he thought of Trump.
Here’s how ABC News translated Putin’s remarks: “He’s a very colorful person. Talented, without any doubt, but it’s not our affair to determine h