LIES: Statements purported to be fact but proven to be untrue. Because there is no way to know whether these untruths are made out of ignorance or are intenionally misleading we just calll them lies. There are so many of these that we no longer solicit contributions from the public. We can't keep up. As of March 31, 2016, Politifact ( a non-partisan, Pulitzer Prize winning fact checking organization, judged that 91% of Trump's statements on the campaign trail were false. Their 2015 "Lie of the Year" was Trump. They said "Donald Trump Told So Many Lies Fact Checkers Couldn’t Pick Just One for Lie of the Year." http://www.politicususa.com/2015/12/21/donald-trump-tells-lies-misstatements-win-lie-year-award.html
DOPEY: Policy proposals that are widely regarded by experts in the field to be ridiculous or disasterous.
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: Statements made that may or may not be lies, statements made that may or may or may not be unwise policy proposals, but statements that would cause the average person to roll their eyes and say, "what a dick." These statements are unbecoming of a President of the United States.
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POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: "Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest -and you all know it! Please don't feel so stupid or insecure, it's not your fault."
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: "I went to an Ivy League school. I’m very highly educated. I know words, I have the best words."
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: “I’m not a schmuck. Even if the world goes to hell in a handbasket, I won’t lose a penny.”
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: "Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!"
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: "You know, it doesn't really matter what [the media] write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass."
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: “I know the Chinese. I’ve made a lot of money with the Chinese. I understand the Chinese mind.”
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: “Part of the beauty of me is I’m very rich.”
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: “A person who is very flat-chested is very hard to be a 10,”
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: "Cause I like kids,” said Trump. “I mean, I won’t do anything to take care of them. I’ll supply funds and she’ll take care of the kids. It’s not like I’m gonna be walking the kids down Central Park.”
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: "I have a great relationship with the blacks. "I've always had a great relationship with the blacks."
LIES: "I'm using my own money. I'm not using the lobbyists. I'm not using donors. I don't care. I'm really rich. "
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: "She does have a very nice figure . . . if [she] weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her." -- On his daughter, Ivanka.
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: “I think he [Russian President Vladimir Putin] said some really nice things. He called me a genius. He said Trump’s a genius. Okay. So, you know, that’s nice.” (He misinterpreted Putin's description of him. The translation actually means colorful or flamboyant.)
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: "Oftentimes when I was sleeping with one of the top women in the world I would say to myself, thinking about me as a boy from Queens, 'Can you believe what I am getting?'"
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: “I always thought I was in the military” (because of his time at the New York Military Academy), “provided him with more military training than most actual soldiers.” (He did not serve himself, avoiding the Vietnam War via four education deferments, followed by a medical deferment for bone spurs in his feet.)
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: “He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” (referring to John McCain who served in the US Army and was held as a POW for years in Viet Name.
LIES: “We’re spending a tremendous — billions and billions of dollars on NATO.” (500 million is correct)
LIES: It "is Hillary Clinton's agenda to release the violent criminals from jail. She wants them all released."
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: His sex life in the 1980s was “my personal Vietnam,” he said. “I feel like a great and very brave soldier.”
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: "I’ve had a lot of wars of my own. I’m really good at war."
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: “I love all veterans and will help them finally lead the kind of lives that they should be leading,"
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY + LIES: “I know more about ISIS than the generals do. Believe me,”
LIES: "I certainly don't incite violence. I don't talk about violence." (see below)
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: "Maybe he should have been roughed up." If you see someone getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them. Just knock the hell out of them. I promise you I will pay for the legal fees."
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: "I'd like to punch him in the face I tell you."
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: Knock the crap out of him would you seriously, ok, just knock the hell... so much fun I love it, I love it.
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: “I know Russia well. I had a major event in Russia two or three years ago, Miss Universe contest, which was a big, big, incredible event.”
DOPEY: It's really rather amazing, maybe Syria should be a free zone for ISIS, let them fight and then you pick up the remnants.
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: “Does everybody know that pig named Rosie O’Donnell? She’s a disgusting pig, right?”
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY + LIES: “I just asked about stories that were appearing all over the place, not just in the National Enquirer, about the fact that a picture was taken of (Ted Cruz's father Rafael)him and Lee Harvey Oswald. They didn’t deny that picture.”
DOPEY: “The government can lead [health care], but it should be privately done.”
LIES: "I don't know anything about what you're even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists. So I don't know. I don't know -- did he endorse me, or what's going on? Because I know nothing about David Duke; I know nothing about white supremacists."
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY + LIES: “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: Now the poor guy -- you oughta see this guy [imitating disabled reporter] ‘aaah, I don’t know what I said, aaah, I don’t remember.’”
DOPEY: “Don’t tell me it doesn’t work — torture works… Waterboarding is fine, but it’s not nearly tough enough, ok?”
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: “I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of things...my primary consultant is myself”
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY + DOPEY: “They won’t refuse. They’re not going to refuse me, If I say do it, they’re going to do it.” (referring to soldiers who might refuse to carry out his illegal orders.
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY + DOPEY + LIES: “I have people that have been studying it and they cannot believe what they’re finding,” (referring to the so-called birther movement belief that President Obama was not born in the USA. No confirming evidence was ever produced by Trump.)
DOPEY: "The other thing with the terrorists is you have to take out their families” (this would be ocnisdered a war crime).
LIES: “Our real unemployment rate is 42 percent.”
LIES: "Frankly, (Hillary Clinton) doesn’t do very well with women." (clinton leads by a wide margin)
LIES + DOPEY: "The last quarter, it was just announced, our gross domestic product … was below zero. Who ever heard of this? It's never below zero." (GDP was actually in the trillions, but if he meant growth in GDP, negatve growth as occurred 42 times before.
LIES: “I’ll tell you about the school. It had an A rating from the Better Business Bureau, and the people that I think you even have on there have given a great report card,” Trump said. “Ninety-eight percent of the people that took the courses, 98 percent approved [of] the courses. They thought they were terrific.” (Actually, the BBB rated Trump University a D-, its second lowest grade, )
LIES: “Hey, I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of people were cheering.”
LIES: "Out of 67 counties (in Florida), I won 66, which is unprecedented. It's never happened before." (has actually happened many times before)
LIES: Says that in the Philippines more than a century ago, Gen. John Pershing "took 50 bullets, and he dipped them in pigs’ blood," and shot 49 Muslim rebels. "The 50th person, he said, ‘You go back to your people, and you tell them what happened.’ And for 25 years, there wasn’t a problem." (never happened)
LIES: "You know, it doesn’t really matter what [the media] write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.”
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: “All of the women on ‘The Apprentice’ flirted with me — consciously or unconsciously. That’s to be expected.”
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: “Women have one of the great acts of all time. The smart ones act very feminine and needy, but inside they are real killers. The person who came up with the expression ‘the weaker sex’ was either very naive or had to be kidding. I have seen women manipulate men with just a twitch of their eye — or perhaps another body part.”
LIES: "Even our nuclear arsenal doesn't work". (rated false by Politifact)
LIES: A Trump television ad shows Mexicans swarming over "our southern border." actually showed refugees from Morocco.
LIES: Photos of Trump supporters allegedly injured by anti-Trump demonstrators distributed on social media were actually movie stills of an actress.
LIES + DOPEY: It "is Hillary Clinton's agenda" to "release the violent criminals from jail. She wants them all released."
LIES: Says crime statistics show blacks kill 81 percent of white homicide victims. No such statitisc exists in real life. The FBI total is 15%
LIES: The number of illegal immigrants in the United States is "30 million, it could be 34 million." researches say that number is exagerated by 3 times.
LIES: "I never said that" Marco Rubio was Mark Zuckerberg’s personal senator.. He said so on his own website.
LIES: The federal government is sending refugees to states with governors who are "Republicans, not to the Democrats." Not true, the decision is not even made by the fedral government.
LIES: Donald Trump says he “heard” that President Obama “is thinking about signing an executive order where he wants to take your guns away,” claiming that he “read it in the papers.” None of the major newspapers in the country has reported that.
LIES + DOPEY: “We are not allowed to negotiate drug prices. Can you believe it? We pay about $300 billion more than we are supposed to, than if we negotiated the price. So there’s $300 billion on day one we solve.” (Depending on the source you consult, total annual spending on prescription drugs in the United States is between $298 billion a year to $423 billion. )
DOPEY: “We’ve got to get rid of the $19 trillion in debt. I think I could do it fairly quickly, I would say over a period of eight years.”
LIES: The 2016 federal omnibus spending bill "funds illegal immigrants coming in and through your border, right through Phoenix."
LIES + DOPEY: "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."
LIES: “Instead of being like, ‘Thank you very much, Mr. Trump,’ or ‘Trump did a good job,’ everyone’s saying, ‘Who got it, who got it, who got it?‘ “Trump said during a news conference here at Trump Tower. “And you make me look very bad. I have never received such bad publicity for doing such a good job.” (After claiming to have donated 6 million dollars to veterans groups months before).
LIES + POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: “It has not been easy for me. And you know I started off in Brooklyn, my father gave me a small loan of a million dollars.” (The Washington Post reports Trump’s claim that he built a real-estate fortune out of a “small” $1 million loan is simply not credible. He benefited from numerous loans and loan guarantees, as well as his father’s connections, to make the move into Manhattan. His father also set up lucrative trusts to provide steady income. When Donald Trump became overextended in the casino business, his father bailed him out with a shady casino-chip loan—and Trump also borrowed $9 million against his future inheritance. While Trump asserts “it has not been easy for me,” he glosses over the fact that his father paved the way for his success — and that his father bailed him out when he got into trouble.)
LIES + POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: "Goofy Elizabeth Warren, sometimes known as Pochahontas, bought foreclosed housing and made a quick killing. Total hypoctite!" (Warren actually purchased homes for in-need family members to live in and/or renovate).
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY: "We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated." –Donald Trump talking about his performance in the Nevada Caucus, Feb. 23, 2016
LIES: There is "no system to vet" refugees from the Middle East. (a system involving multiple federal agencies has existed since 1980).
LIES: : "Crime is rising." (crime rates have been falling)
DOPEY: Trump says he will build a border wall that Mexico will pay for by imposing tariffs on imports from Mexico. Such a tariff would need to be passed by Congress and in any case, would violate the North American Free Trade Agreement.
POMPOUS ASS-HATTERY:: "I am "the king of debt."That has been great for me as a businessman, but is bad for the country. I made a fortune off of debt, will fix U.S." (A Trump Tweet)
The following analysis from Factcheck.org refers to just ONE speech made by Donald Trump on June 22, 2016.
What others say about Trump:
“He completely misunderstands the military profession that he would head if he were the president,” said Robert Killebrew, a retired colonel who served in the Army for more than 30 years.
Michael Waltz calls Trump a draft-dodger who “hasn’t served this country a day in his life,” and a Vietnam veteran, Tom Hanton, says that Trump’s quip about POWs was “the most infuriating comment I think I’ve heard from a politician in my entire life.” One former Marine infantry officer described Trump to me as a “fake-bake-ing chicken hawk” whose “knowledge of the Middle East could be trumped (sorry) by your average Georgetown sophomore.”
"This man is a pathological liar. He doesn't know the difference between truth and lies. He lies practically every word that comes out of his mouth. And he had a pattern that I think is straight out of a psychology textbook. His response is to accuse everybody else of lying. He accuses everybody on that debate stage of lying, and it's simply a mindless yell. Whatever he does, he accuses everyone else of doing. The man cannot tell the truth, but he combines it with being a narcissist. A narcissist at a level I don’t think this country has ever seen. Donald Trump is such a narcissist, that Barack Obama looks at him and goes, ‘Dude, what’s your problem?’ Everything in Donald’s world is about Donald. And he combines being a pathological liar, and I say pathological because I actually think Donald—if you hooked him up to a lie-detector pass, he could say one thing in the morning, one thing at noon, and one thing in the evening, all contradictory, and he'd pass the lie-detector test each time. Whatever lie he’s telling, at that minute he believes it, but the man is utterly a moron." -Republican Senator Ted Cruz describing Donald Trump, May 3, 2016.
"I don't want to see trickle-down racism. I don't want to see a president of the United States saying things which change the character of the generations of Americans that are following. Presidents have an impact on the nature of our nation, and trickle-down racism, trickle-down bigotry, trickle-down misogyny, all these things are extraordinarily dangerous to the heart and character of America." -Mitt Romney
"Donald Trump must be the biggest liar in the history of American politics, and that’s saying something. Trump lies the way other people breathe. We’re used to politicians who stretch the truth, who waffle or dissemble, who emphasize some facts while omitting others. But I can’t think of any other political figure who so brazenly tells lie after lie, spraying audiences with such a fusillade of untruths that it is almost impossible to keep track. Perhaps he hopes the media and the nation will become numb to his constant lying. " -Eugene Robinson
Trump's mob connections detailed here:
Trump's pathetic history of job destruction and failing to pay his debts: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/06/09/donald-trump-unpaid-bills-republican-president-laswuits/85297274/
The Trump Charade: "Trumps Smoke and Mirrors Show":
Trump Exhibits Signs of Narcisstisic Personality Disorder. “Okay, so our guy is insane,” said one GOP fundraising bundler.
The 42 Ridiculous Trump Statements That Would Have Sunk Any Other Candidate: