Is Trump's Truth True?


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President Donald Trump says social media is "my form telling the truth". In fact, there are many well-documented examples of Trump – as a candidate and as president – for spreading false information on Twitter.

Trump made his remark in one October 29 interview with Laura Ingraham at Fox News. Ingram asked the president "how it helps America heal" to call the media the "enemy of the people." He recalled that President Ronald Reagan responded differently to criticism of the media.

"But he did not have social media," said Trump's Reagan. "He would have fought back, he had no social means, and when he is – it's my form telling the truth."

There are dozens of Trump examples that do not say "the truth" to social media – including retweets that spread false information from dubious sources.

Before becoming a presidential candidate, Trump used Twitter to convey the lies about President Barack Obama's birth certificate. In August 2012, the Trump tweeted that an "extremely reliable source" told him that Obama's birth certificate "is a scam", and a month later shared an article on Twitter who asked for the birth certificate "is a fake".

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As a candidate, Trump repeated a false graph to show the percentage of whites killed by blacks and other manslaughter elements by race. But almost every statistic was wrong – some just inaccurate. For example, the graphic says "whites were killed by the black 81%." The actual figure was 14.8 per cent, based on homicide the data that was then available from the FBI Uniform data on crime reports for 2014.

As president, Trump reaffirmed a video that allegedly indicated a "Muslim immigrant" who hit "a Dutch boy in crutches". But the attacker was not an immigrant. Born and raised in the Netherlands. The video – one of three that was re-cast by Trump that day – was posted by Jayda Fransen, Britain's Deputy Leader First, a far-right group. British Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman criticized Trump's retweets, saying that "Britain is initially seeking to divide communities with the use of mimic narratives that prevent lies and cause tension."

Here we offer only a dozen false and misleading Trump tweets we have written since becoming president.


Trust tweet, February 3, 2017: I thank the Prime Minister of Australia for telling the truth about our very political conversation that FAKE NEWS media was saying. Very nice!

The media are not "lying" about the Trump debate with then Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. T.he WashingtonPositionwrote an exact account for the phone call in a story of 2 February 2017, based on interviews with anonymous "senior US officials" – an account that was verified six months later when the newspaper received call transcription.

"Trump's Claims False News, January 16, 2018

The Trump Tower is not "wired"

Trust tweetMarch 4, 2017: Terrible! I just discovered that Obama had my "wires" at Trump Tower shortly before winning. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!

This was one of the many tweets on March 4, 2017, making unfounded statements about Obama. In his own tweetstorm, Trump accused Obama of illegal acts, which he compared with Watergate. But there was no evidence at that time and there is not yet that the former president violated laws. Then, the director of the FBI James Comey on March 20, 2017, I said the Permanent Selection Committee for Intelligence of the House that the Ministry of Justice and the FBI had no information to support Trump's tweets that the Obama administration had telephoned its Trump Tower telephones.

"With regard to the president's tweets about alleged phone calls addressed to him by the previous administration, I do not have any information to support these tweets and we've been watching it closely within the FBI," said Comey. "The Ministry of Justice has asked me to share with you that the answer is the same for the Ministry of Justice and all its components." The department does not have information to support these tweets. "

"Looking at Trump's Wiretap,"March 6, 2017

"No proof, Mr President" 23 March 2017

"Reviewing the Tweets of Trump's Wiretap," September 22, 2017

Bogus Gitmo claims

Trust tweetMarch 7, 2017: 122 fanatical detainees, liberated by the Obama administration from Gitmo, returned to the battlefield. Another terrible decision!

That could not be more wrong. Trump referred to 122 liberated the Gitmo prisoners who "were confirmed to reunite" in terrorist activities. But the enormous number of these prisoners who were "confirmed for reconnection" – 113 out of 122 – were released or transferred from Gitmo by President George W. Bush. So this was not a case of "another terrible decision" from Obama.

For Trump's complex mistake, the secretary of the then press, Sean Spicer, later that day claim that Trump was "right" with this intricate explanation: "I mean, obviously the president meant the number that had been released in the battlefield – freed from Gitmo since then – since people have been released. . "

"Trump's Glitter Blame", March 7, 2017

Clinton did not give McCabe $ 700,000

Trust tweetJuly 25, 2017: The problem is that the head of the FBI and the head of the Hillary Research, Andrew McCabe, got $ 700,000 from H for a husband!

Two to two days, Trump has falsely declared that the active wife of FBI Director Andrew McCabe received $ 700,000 in campaign donations from Hillary Clinton. This was one of these tweets.

The facts: For the November 2015 elections, Jill McCabe's campaign received $ 467,500 from the common VA commodity, a Gov-controlled political action committee. Terry McAuliffe, a close friend of Clinton, and another $ 207,788 from the Democratic Party of Virginia. There is no evidence that Clinton had any insight into the contributions to the McCabe campaign or even knew about them.

Also, McCabe was not the only candidate to make significant contributions from McAuliffe's PAC that year. VA common good gave $ 803,500 to declare Senate candidate Jeremy McPike, who won his fight, and $ 781,500 for Daniel Gecker, who lost her. These donations were all part of a failed attempt by the Democratic governor to help Democrats take control of the State Senate that year.

"True for Campaign Donations," July 26, 2017

Mexico is not "the most dangerous country"

Trust tweetJanuary 18th: We need the wall for the security and security of our country. We need the wall to stop the massive influx of drugs from Mexico, which is now the most dangerous country in the world. If there is no wall, there is no Deal!

Mexico has not been "rated as the most dangerous country in the world." Manning rates were higher in many other countries in the region – all the more so in the world.

Also, Trump says a wall at the border will help stop the massive influx of medicines from Mexico, but experts question it because most illegal drugs come to the US. hidden in cars, lorries and tractors that drive unidentified through the legal ports of entry.

"Trump's Falmouth Claim for Mexican Violence," January 19

Wrong Russia claim

Trust tweet, February 18: I have never said that Russia was not mistaken in the elections, I said that "it could be Russia or China or another country or group, or it could be a 400 pound genius sitting on the bed and playing with his computer." was that the Trump campaign had been negotiated with Russia – it never did!

Early on, Troem repeatedly stated that Russia was not responsible for cyberattack in Democratic organizations and officials. Later, Trump questioned Russia's participation, even after the US intelligence service came to the conclusion that Russia intervened in the presidential elections in 2016 to help him win the election in the direction of President Vladimir Putin.

The Trump campaign, for example, issued a statement on June 15, 2016, arguing that the Democratic National Commission falsely accused Russia of cyberattack in committee committees. Trump's statement said: "We believe it was the DNC that made" piracy "a way to distract attention from the many issues facing the deep-seated candidate and the failed party leader."

Shortly thereafter, the FBI confirmed that it was launching a cyberattack investigation. T.posteriorly tweeted: "The new joke in the city is that Russia has leaked the devastating DNC emails, which should never have been written (stupid) because I like Putin."

In an interview on 8 September 2016 that aviation in RT, formerly known as Russia Today, Trump he said it is "very unlikely" that the Russian government was behind the hacks targeting the Democratic Party.

"In his own words: the trump to the Russian barrier", February 19, 2018

The US has a trade surplus with Canada

Trust tweet, March 5: We have big trade deficits with Mexico and Canada. NAFTA, which is being renegotiated at the moment, was a bad deal for the US. Great relocation of businesses and jobs. Steel and aluminum tariffs will only work if a new and fair NAFTA agreement is signed.

The US is actually running a small trade surplus with Canada and the deficit with Mexico is not that big, relatively speaking.

The US had a trade surplus of goods and services of about $ 2.8 billion with Canada last year, according to the US Census Bureau. As for Mexico, the US had a total trade deficit with its southern neighbor nearly $ 70 billion last year. But that was just 11% of the total US trade with the United States. By contrast, the total trade deficit with China is 47% of the total trade between the two countries.

"Trump's Trade Mistweet," March 8, 2018

A tweet, very wrong

Trust tweet, March 17: Mueller's sampler should never have started because there was no collusion and there was no crime. It was based on fraudulent activities and a fake envelope paid by Crooked Hillary and DNC and misused in FISA COURT to monitor my campaign. WITCH HUNT!

There were a lot of mistakes with this one tweet – which was just one of a tweetstorm on Russia research that contained many false and misleading claims.

In his tweet, Trump said "there was no crime," but at the time of Trump's tweet, Mueller had found evidence of crimes containing five blame and two indictments. Trump also claimed that Mueller's "sampler" was "based on … a fake file," referring to the opposition investigation carried out by the former British spy, Christopher Steele. However, the investigation began after an Australian diplomat informed the FBI that Trump's foreign policy advisor, George Papadopoulos, told him that the Russians were "dirty" to Hillary Clinton.

There is also no evidence that the Justice Department "misused" the Steele file when it received an authorized court to follow up on the announcements of Trump, a former Trump foreign policy adviser, and the FISA court did not approve Trump's oversight, as Page had been granted a leave from the Trump campaign one month before the warrant was issued.

"FactChecking Trump's Tweetstorm," March 19, 2018

Incorrect caravan claim

Trust tweet, April 1st: These great flows of people are all trying to benefit from DACA. They want the act!

The Trump is mentioned here in one caravan organized in the spring by the group of activists Pueblo Sin Fronteras (People without Borders), which states that it provides humanitarian assistance to migrants and refugees and is working for their rights. At that time, it numbered about 1,150 people, although only 158 of them were finally admitted to the US to apply for asylum.

But the "Big streams of people," as Trump called them, can not "take advantage of DACA," as opposed to tweet. In fact, there are no new cross-border destinations for the Delayed Action for Children's Arrivals. Among other requirements, DACA candidates had to be physically present in the US on June 15, 2012 and have been living continuously here since June 15, 2007, to be able to join the program.

This was one of many immigration tweets on April's Passion Day that was false or misleading.

"FactChecking Trump's Immigration Tweets," April 3

False crop requirements

Trust tweetJune 11: I am in Brussels, but I always think of our farmers. Soybeans have fallen by 50% from 2012 until my election. Farmers have been doing bad for 15 years. Trade barriers and tariffs in other countries are destroying their businesses.

Farmers have not "been doing bad for 15 years". It's been five years. Soybeans have fallen sharply since 2012, but not because of trade barriers and tariffs. Due to supply and demand related to the weather, the drought in 2012 reduced the offer and raised the prices to the record levels of the 2012-13 season.

"Trupe's Special Trading Tweets," July 20

Not "in the long run, Obama-

Trust tweet, September 3: Two long-term developments, Obama's era, the investigations of two very popular Republican members of the Congress have been transferred to a much-publicized category just before the Mid-Term by the Jeff Sessions Justice Department. Two easy wins now doubt because there is not enough time. Good Job Jeff …

Trump refers to the Republican Reps federal indictments, Chris Collins and Duncan Hunter Jr., in August. But it was not "long, Obama's time, research," as Turb said.

The Collins survey began five months post Trump took over. The Obama administration has nothing to do with it. As for Hunter, the investigation began under Obama but lasted longer on Trump.

"Trump Deforms Events for Collins, Hunter Hunter," September 4

Hurricane Mary Death

Trusttweets, September 13: 3,000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. When I left the island, AFTER the stunning storm, they had 6 to 18 deaths. With the passage of time did not go very much. Then, a long time later, they began to report really large numbers, such as 3000 …… .. This was done by the Democrats in order to make me feel as bad as possible when I was successful in gathering billions of dollars to help in the reconstruction of Puerto Rico. If someone died for any reason, such as old age, simply add them to the list. Poor politics. I love Puerto Rico!

An independent study accepted by the Government of Puerto Rico estimates that there were 2,975 "excessive deaths in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria" for about six months, from September 2017 to the end of February 2018. The Democrats did not recommend this number "to make me feel as bad as possible."

"Trump's fake tweets about the death of hurricane Maria", September 13

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