Trump’s Lies Just Keep Coming: Here Are 5 of the Latest

Countless news outlets have devoted entire sections to tracking the unending series of lies that pour out of President Donal Trump’s mouth — yet somehow that doesn’t seen to slow him down. According to the Washington Post, in the first seven months of his presidency President Trump managed to average five lies a day.

Here are five of the most ridiculous from this week — and boy are they big whoppers.

1. There’s no such thing as “Obamacare.”

The administration has done everything in its power to torpedo this year’s open enrollment for policies on the federal and state insurance exchanges — from cutting hours that it can be purchased to refusing to advertise and sending confusing signals about what will or won’t exist in upcoming policy mandates.

But now the president is going even further by†stating†that there is no more Obamacare — and that’s a complete lie.

“‘Obamacare is finished. Itís dead. Itís gone. You shouldnít even mention it. Itís gone. There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore,’ Trump insisted during a meeting with his Cabinet at the White House,” the Huffington Post reports. “Contrary to the presidentís claims, Obamacare is still the law of the land. In most states, consumers can sign up for health insurance coverage for 2018 from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15.”

Even better, just days later,†President Trump appeared to reverse this statement and claim that he’s†open to fixing it.

2. Billionaires won’t benefit from the new GOP tax plan.

The president appears to believe if he repeats†a statement often enough, someone might believe him. And this time, he’s claiming that only the lower and middle income Americans will get tax breaks if the new bill passes. Even his own tax advisor admits that this is a blatant falsehood.

“President Trumpís top economic adviser Gary Cohn essentially admitted Thursday the administration’s newly-unveiled tax reform plan will not help the middle class as promised. He also dodged any explanation for Trump’s patently false assertion that the new tax scheme would not benefit billionaires like himself,” reports New York Daily News. “Appearing on ABC News, Cohn said he could not assure taxes wonít shoot up for some middle-class families under Trumpís proposed plan.”

3. We are the highest taxed nation in the world.

Of course, there are many lies being told as President Trump pushes a tax code overhaul, and one of the biggest is that†the U.S.†is “the highest taxed country in the world.”†But the president just keeps repeating it, anyway.

“What he repeatedly says is: ‘We are the highest taxed nation in the world,’Ē Politico reports. “Fact checkers and tax experts from across the political spectrum have repeatedly noted that the statement is false. Taxes represent about 26 percent of GDP [Dross Domestic Product] in the United States. Thatís well below the 34 percent average in the OECD [Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development] ó and far below countries like Denmark, France and Italy, where taxes are more than 40 percent of GDP.”

Nonetheless, Trump has stuck to the talking point. And, as the White House showed on Tuesday,†the administration will continue to defend the remark.

4. Obama never called the families of soldiers killed in action.

In an effort to show his more compassionate side, President Trump announced earlier this week that he has been contacting families who lost loved ones in military skirmishes. And he’s claimed that previous presidents weren’t willing to take this kind of action.

“President Trump claimed Monday that former presidents, including Barack Obama, did not call the families of fallen soldiers, sparking quick and furious outcry on social media,” The Week reports. “‘The toughest calls I have to make are the calls where this happens, soldiers are killed,” Trump said. He added, “The traditional way, if you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls. A lot of them didn’t make calls. I like to call when it’s appropriate, when I think I’m able to do it.’”

5.†Trump has passed many, many bills in just nine months.

The president has been eagerly signing executive order after executive order ever since his inauguration, but legislation? Not so much.

Well,†that’s not stopping him from claiming he’s passed bill after bill.

“In this weekís interview with Forbes, for example, the president boasted, ‘Iíve had just about the most legislation passed of any president, in a nine-month period, thatís ever served. We had over 50 bills passed. Iím not talking about executive orders only, which are very important. Iím talking about bills,’” MSNBC’s Steve Bennon notes. “This is, of course, demonstrably ridiculous, as Trump surely knows.”

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91 comments

Marie W
Marie W11 months ago

thanks for sharing

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Janis K
Janis Kabout a year ago

Thanks for sharing.

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Dr. Jan H
Dr. Jan Habout a year ago

Thanks for the update.

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Roberta G
Roberta Gabout a year ago

Doubt if he will go away, Marty, as he is having too much fun. When I see his name, I just skip the comment - mentally, I hide him.

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Marty P
Marty Pabout a year ago

Don't Know Why You Guys Waste Your Time Commenting On Brian F. His Posts Are The Same Old..Same Old From A Year Ago. He Is Either Messin With You Guys For Kicks Or He Is Mentally Challenged Either Way Common Sense Is Never Going To Prevail. If You Guys Would Just Ignore Him Hopefully He Will Just Go Away.

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Angela G
Angela Gabout a year ago

con

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Melanie S
Melanie St. Germaineabout a year ago

I truly dislike this man

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Veronica D
Veronica Danieabout a year ago

Thank you so very much.

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Veronica D
Veronica Danieabout a year ago

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Veronica D
Veronica Danieabout a year ago

Thank you so very much.

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