Trump Truths

Everyone knows that DT lies constantly. It’s exhausting to track all his falsehoods, as the Washington Post is doing. But less well known, and more interesting, are the rare cases when he says something verifiably true. This page will be updated periodically to keep you posted on Trump Truths.

2005:

“… You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”

Billy Bush: “Whatever you want.”

Trump: “Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.”

December 20, 2015:

American polling shows Russian President Vladimir Putin has “an 80 percent approval rating.”

July 21, 2016:

“An amendment, pushed by Lyndon Johnson many years ago, threatens religious institutions with a loss of their tax-exempt status if they openly advocate their political views.” Comment: Fortunately, the enacted tax law left this in place, although enforcement will no doubt continue to be lax.

Sept. 29, 2017:

Puerto Rico, “is an island surrounded by water, big water, ocean water.”

Dec. 22, 2017:

“At some point, and for the good of the country, I predict we will start working with the Democrats in a Bipartisan fashion. Infrastructure would be a perfect place to start. After having foolishly spent $7 trillion in the Middle East, it is time to start rebuilding our country!” Comment: This would be nice, but after the Republicans have just punched a $1.5 Trillion hole in the budget it’s hard to see where the money for this will come from.

Dec. 23, 2017:

“You all just got a lot richer,” Trump told his wealthy friends at Mar-a-Lago, after he signed the tax bill.

Jan. 1, 2018:

“The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help.” Comment: Basically true! Except there’s every reason to think that the same compelling circumstances will cause DT to back off his trenchant tweet: We need Pakistani ports and transport routes to supply NATO troops in Afghanistan. Foreign Policy, 1/3/18.

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