Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, November 25, 2019

Thursday, the Washington Post published a remarkable story on its front page revealing a recent spike in the number of "false and misleading claims" made by President Trump. In his first year as President, Trump made 2,140 false claims, according to the Post. In just the last six months, he has nearly doubled that total to 4,229. In June and July, he averaged sixteen false claims a day. On July 5th, the Post found what appears to be Trump's most untruthful day yet: seventy-six per cent of the ninety-eight factual assertions he made in a campaign-style rally in Great Falls, Montana, were "false, misleading or unsupported by evidence." Trump's rallies have become the signature events of his Presidency, and it is there that the President most often plays fast and loose with the facts, in service to his political priorities and to telling his fervent supporters what they want and expect to hear from him.

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At another rally this week, in Tampa, Trump made thirty-five false and misleading claims, on subjects ranging from trade with China to the size of his tax cut.

History books will likely declare the last few months a turning point in the Trump Presidency, and Kessler's laborious work gives us metrics that confirm what is becoming more and more apparent: the recent wave of misstatements is both a reflection of Trump's increasingly unbound Presidency and a signal attribute of it. The upsurge provides empirical evidence that Trump, in recent months, has felt more confident running his White House as he pleases, keeping his own counsel, and saying and doing what he wants when he wants to. The fact that Trump, while historically unpopular with the American public as a whole, has retained the loyalty of more than eighty per cent of Republicans"the group at which his lies seem to be aimed"means we are in for much more, as a midterm election approaches that may determine whether Trump is impeached by a newly Democratic Congress. At this point, the falsehoods are as much a part of his political identity as his floppy orange hair and the "Make America Great Again" slogan. The untruths, Kessler told me, are Trump's political "secret sauce".

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I am given to understand that the Right loves Trump as he lies because....Why was that again, boys?

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-11-25 12:12 PM | Reply

Why was that again, boys?

Because he brings out the real purpose in the Democrats that has been lying under the surface for decades. The unmitigated grab for power, and governmental control through the use of presstitute propaganda.

He shows what hypocrites they are daily basis.

And its glorious!

#2 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-11-25 12:27 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

presstitute propaganda.

#2 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-11-25 12:27 PM |

Are you talking about sex workers?

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2019-11-25 12:29 PM | Reply

He (Trump) shows what hypocrites they (Democrats) are (on a) daily basis.

#2 | Posted by AndreaMackris at

You have to walk the line yourself to call out others as hypocrites, Otherwise you're a...wait for it...hypocrite.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2019-11-25 12:32 PM | Reply

#2
Trump sheet flavored lies are so Tasty to the base.

#5 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-11-25 01:06 PM | Reply

Doing the right thing doesn't matter. Owning the libs matters.

#6 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-11-25 03:39 PM | Reply

Doing the right thing doesn't matter. Owning the libs matters.

#7 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-11-25 03:40 PM | Reply

Looks like Fat Andy Mattress's russian to English app failed again.

#8 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-11-25 03:53 PM | Reply

Looks like Mattress is vying for another------------- from the Liar in Chief.

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2019-11-25 08:22 PM | Reply

#2 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

Trump supporters are incredible. You're defending being constantly lied to because it supposedly shows the hypocrisy of others? Do you know what a lie is?

For your statement to be correct and for Trump to be right, don't you realize he would have to be not lying?

#10 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-11-26 02:26 PM | Reply

I ask this question here as I see this as the best equivalent - I posted a story about Lyin' Liz being busted about lying about her kids attended public school and it was pulled. Anyone else getting their postings pulled or is this just me? I had the same thing happen yesterday as well.

#11 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-11-26 08:50 PM | Reply

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