I am so sick of hearing about the endless lies of “Crooked” Hillary Clinton. Many claims of her lying have been debunked over and over, yet Trump supporters parrot the same accusations repeatedly with little or no credible support. Trump has even launched a new website dedicated to “Lying Hillary Clinton.” About the site, Trump states ...
“At every stage of Clinton’s career, she has deceived the public to enrich herself and family at the expense of Americans. Crooked Hillary has continually placed Washington D.C. special interests’ priorities over the interests of everyday Americans. Four years of Crooked Hillary in the White House is not a risk Americans can take.”
I believe American cannot “take” any of Donald Trump. I also believe that Trump, by far, is a bigger liar than Hillary Clinton. I think most politicians stretch the truth at times, but Donald Trump maliciously distorts facts to advance his personal goals. I have no reason to respect him nor none to deem him capable of serving as president.
I have assembled a dirty dozen Donald Trump lies. There are so many more; however, I think these sufficiently display his deceitful character and expose his narcissistic nature.
1. “My opponent wants to essentially abolish the Second Amendment.”
Abolish the amendment? No way. Hillary Clinton is pushing for comprehensive background check legislation, which would include banning all domestic abusers or the severely mentally ill from buying or possessing guns. She wants "no fly, no buy” policies, which would prohibit people on terror watch lists from gaining access to guns.
Clinton wants to close the “Charleston Loophole” which allows a gun sale to proceed without a completed background check if that check is not complete within three days. She would ask Congress to close the so-called "gun show loophole” and require any person engaging in a high volume of gun sales -- particularly at gun shows and on the internet -- to be held to the same standards as sellers at gun stores.
2. “An 'extremely credible source' has called my office and told me that Barack Obama's birth certificate is a fraud... Attention all hackers: You are hacking everything else so please hack Obama's college records (destroyed?) and check 'place of birth.'"
Trump dared to put forth another lie, blaming Ms. Clinton for the start of the rumor.
Trump did not apologize to the President or take any responsibility for his years of championing – and politically benefiting from – a claim that was exhaustively investigated and repeatedly disproved. The notion that Obama, the nation’s first African-American president, was born outside the United States and thus was ineligible to be president became an article of faith among the right during Obama’s first term.
3. “I know more about ISIS than the generals do, believe me.”
Trump also said the generals “have been reduced to rubble” and “my primary consultant is myself.” Yet, he later he asked generals for his “secret plan” to defeat ISIS. “I would bomb the s*** out of them,” Trump proclaimed. “I would just bomb those suckers. And that’s right: I’d blow up the pipes, I’d blow up the refineries. I would blow up every single inch. There would be nothing left.”
The truth is that defeating ISIS is a difficult issue and generals already know that. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said, "It is possible to contain [ISIS],” adding that the group’s momentum has been stopped. He continued, “But military action may not be enough to regain control of the region. Political reform -- and the battle for hearts and minds -- are critical. ISIS will truly only be defeated when it is rejected by the 20 million Sunni [Muslims] in the region.”
4. “Iran is on the path to nuclear weapons.”False. The Iran deal has been successful in dismantling much of Iran’s nuclear program. Since the economic sanctions on Iran were lifted, the government has responded quickly by reducing 98 percent of its uranium stockpile, dismantling thousands of centrifuges, limiting uranium enrichment and research, and liffed its reactor with cement.
Before the Iran Deal, inspections in the country were a pipedream. They’re now a long-term reality.The Iran Deal is not perfect, but it's working.
5. “In 2009, pre-Hillary, ISIS was not even on the map... Hillary Clinton invented ISIS.”The roots of ISIS date back before the Obama administration and Clinton being named Secretary of State. Though the group did not exist as ISIS until 2010, the fact-checking website Politifact ruled that the idea that Clinton is responsible for ISIS is “false.” It was called al-Qaida in Iraq in 2004, and then the Islamic State of Iraq in 2006, before turning into the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Stage One Of ISIS (2004-2006) — The establishment of the branch of Al-Qaeda in Iraq led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and called “Al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia:” It waged a terrorist-guerilla war against the American and coalition forces and against the Shi’ite population.
Most believe the phenomenon of the Islamic State fighters is a direct result of President George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq. Many ISIS commanders are former officers of Saddam’s military, which was disbanded and its soldiers sent home with their weapons.Torture and abuse of prisoners under President Bush is still cited as a reason for joining ISIS by new recruits.
6. “Decades of progress made in bringing down crime are now being reversed by this administration’s rollback of criminal enforcement.”Crime has not run amok. The reality is that “crime isn’t just on a downward trend, but it has been for a very long time. The Bureau of Justice reports, as of 2013, the rate of violent crime victimization, as measured by the U.S. National Victimization Survey, is down 71% from its peak in 1994. Over this same period, the rate of violent crime victimizations for 12- to 24-year-olds—the age bracket most likely to commit crime—fell 78%.
Since President Obama took office, homicides have dropped 13 percent, but gun sales have surged. (Reported: January 12, 2016)
7. “There’s no way to screen [Syrian] refugees in order to find out who they are or where they come from.”Refugees are incredibly well-vetted. The process takes years, and involves submitting birth certificates, report cards from school, identification cards, driver’s licenses, passports, and old utility bills. As a result, refugees who have been resettled in the United States have a nearly spotless record.
According to senior administration officials, more than half of the Syrian refugees admitted into the U.S. so far are children."Single men of combat age" represent only 2% of those admitted and the elderly comprise another 2.5%. The male/female breakdown is "roughly" 50/50.
This is the same man who said when you're famous like him you can “Grab them by the p—y.” He said, "I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait," He has called women “bimbos, dogs, and fat pigs.” He boasted about his role and peeking at women in the Miss USA Pageant: “You know they’re standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women. And so I sort of get away with things like that.”
About fellow candidate Carly Fiorina, Trump said, “Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?"
After his ugly comments in the Billy Bush tape, at least twelve women have now come forward to accuse Donald Trump of sexual misconduct or harassment. Allegations outlined in at least 20 separate lawsuits accuse Trump and managers at his companies of discriminating against women, ignoring sexual harassment complaints and even participating in the harassment themselves.
9. “I have a great relationship with the blacks. I’ve always had a great relationship with the blacks.”
In 1973, when President Richard Nixon’s Justice Department sued Trump and his father, Fred Trump, for systematically discriminating against blacks in housing rentals.
Another revealing moment came in 1989, when New York City was convulsed by the “Central Park jogger” case, a rape and beating of a young white woman. Five black and Latino teenagers were arrested.
Trump stepped in, denounced Mayor Ed Koch’s call for peace and bought full-page newspaper ads calling for the death penalty. The five teenagers spent years in prison before being exonerated. In retrospect, they suffered a modern version of a lynching, and Trump played a part in whipping up the crowds.
In 1991, a book by John O’Donnell, who had been president of the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, quoted Trump as criticizing a black accountant and saying: “Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day. … I think that the guy is lazy. And it’s probably not his fault, because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is, I believe that. It’s not anything they can control.” O’Donnell wrote that for months afterward, Trump pressed him to fire the black accountant, until the man resigned of his own accord.
10. Trump University has an "A" with the Better Business Bureau.
According to the Bureau, though, has had “No Rating” since September 2015, and before that its rating fluctuated between a "D-" and "A+." In addition, the "school" has never been an accredited business or college. It faced multiple lawsuits during its existence and is currently facing a class-action lawsuit from students who say the school pressured them into overextending on their tuition.
"Donald Trump’s dizzying array of objectively false, contradictory, and self-defeating statements have left him so flummoxed he is demanding that the Court create a new category of immunity to protect him from himself,” the plaintiffs’ attorneys wrote.
Speaking of Trump's visit to Mexico, Nieto, himself, said, "At the start of the conversation with Donald Trump, I made it clear that Mexico will not pay for the wall.” Trump, on the other hand, claimed the two didn't even talk about the wall. (By the way, many Mexicans reacted with outrage to Peña Nieto’s perceived deference and refusal to be even tougher with Trump during their talks.)
"Mexican people, we are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall! And it's going to be completely useless," said former President Felipe Calderon told CNBC.
"The first loser of such a policy would be the United States," he said. "If this guy pretends that closing the borders to anywhere either for trade (or) for people is going to provide prosperity to the United States, he is completely crazy."
12. "This just came out a little while ago. I have to tell you this," Trump said as he read from the page, which he identified as an email from Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal. "The attack was almost certainly preventable," Trump read. "Clinton was in charge of the State Department ... if the GOP wants to raise that as a talking point against her, it is legitimate.In other words he [Blumenthal] is admitting that they could have done something about Benghazi. This just came out, a little while ago."
The entire “Killery” concept of Benghazi is insane. If you're going to accuse someone of *causing deaths, you'd better be able to prove it. Trump can't. Even the Republican committee on Benghazi found no wrongdoing on Clinton's part.
Clinton was not in charge of dispatching troops to the incident. She did give an early explanation that the motive of the attack was an online video, which was later debunked.
The GOP committee also found no evidence that a military response could have reached the area in time to do anything, as summed up by the New York Times:
“The report, which included perhaps the most exhaustive chronology of the attacks to date, did not dispute that United States military forces stationed in Europe could not have reached Benghazi in time to rescue the personnel who died—a central finding of previous inquiries.”
Clinton has said that requests for heightened security never made it as far as her desk as they were not uncommon for the State Department to receive. There’s no "direct cable" that automatically appears on the Secretary of State’s desk. Instead, all cables would have carried her name, and only those passed up the chain by staff would have reached her. She says they didn’t. U.S. Senator Rand Paul’s office didn’t provide evidence linking requests for security directly to Clinton. Only evidence that requests were made of her department were believed to be true.
And for a baker's dozen, let's tap into one more:
13. Hillary Clinton stated about Trump:“This is a person who has been very cavalier, even casual, about the use of nuclear weapons.He’s advocated more countries getting them: Japan, Korea, even Saudi Arabia.”
Mr Trump shook his head and called the claims “just another lie” s. This is just another lie,” he said. “There’s no quote. You’re not going to find a quote from me.”
Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday in early April, 2016 found out differently. On that program, Trump said ...
“North Korea has nukes. Japan has a problem with that. I mean, they have a big problem with that. Maybe they would in fact be better off if they defend themselves from North Korea.”
“With nukes?“ asked Mr Wallace, to which Mr Trump replied:”Including with nukes, yes, including with nukes."
And in March, during another interview broadcast on CNN, Trump said: “At some point we have to say, ‘you know what, we’re better off if Japan protects itself against this maniac in north Korea.'”
“It's going to happen anyway. It's only a question of time,” he said. “They're going to start having them or we have to get rid of them entirely.”
At the time, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded to Mr Trump’s comments.“Whoever will become the next president of the United States, the Japan-US alliance is the cornerstone of Japan's diplomacy,“ he said.
Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida added: “It is impossible that Japan will arm itself with nuclear weapons," according to CNN.