Some of the many Lies of Donald Trump by Robert Reich

Robert Reich put together a great list of the Lies that Trump has told and are now showing up by Trump’s agenda. What he said he was for and why a lot of his base voted for him, he’s reneging on now.

Here’s the list:

For Donald J. Trump supporters:

1. He called Hillary Clinton a crook.
You bought it.
Then he paid $25 million to settle a fraud lawsuit.

2. He said he’d release his tax returns, eventually.
You bought it.
He hasn’t, and says he never will.

3. He said he’d divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any conflicts of interest.
You bought it.
He is still heavily involved in his businesses, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has more conflicts of interest than can even be counted.

4. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do whatever they said.
You bought it.
He then proceeded to put half a dozen Goldman Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration.

5. He said he’d surround himself with all the best and smartest people.
You bought it.
He nominated theocratic loon Mike Pence for Vice President. A white supremacist named Steve Bannon is his most trusted confidant. Dr. Ben Carson, the world’s greatest idiot savant brain surgeon, is in charge of HUD. Russian quisling Rex Tillerson is Secretary of State.

6. He said he’d be his own man, beholden to no one.
You bought it.
He then appointed Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, whose only “qualifications” were the massive amounts of cash she donated to his campaign.

7. He said he would “drain the swamp” of Washington insiders.
You bought it.
He then admitted that was just a corny slogan he said to fire up the rubes during the rallies, and that he didn’t mean it.

8. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the Generals did.
You bought it.
He promptly gave the green light to a disastrous raid in Yemen- even though all his Generals said it would be a terrible idea. This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, and no useful intel was gained.

9. He said Hillary Clinton couldn’t be counted on in times of crisis.
You bought it.
He didn’t even bother overseeing that raid in Yemen; and instead spent the time hate-tweeting the New York Times, and sleeping.

10. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times “fake news” and said they were his enemy.
You bought it.
He now gets all his information from Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars.

11. He called Barack Obama “the vacationer-in-Chief” and accused him of playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods. He promised to never be the kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer’s dime, not when there was so much important work to be done.
You bought it.
He took his first vacation after 11 days in office.
On the taxpayer’s dime.
And went golfing.

And that’s just the first month.
by Robert Reich

If you have any more lies Trump has told, use the comment box below.

877 thoughts on “Some of the many Lies of Donald Trump by Robert Reich”

  1. http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a55435/republicans-enabling-trump/

    The Whole Republican Party Is Shoring Up Trump’s Delusions
    BY CHARLES P. PIERCE
    JUN 2, 2017

    …For years now, starting with its adoption of voodoo economics—Thanks, Poppy!—in the late 1970s, the Republican Party has staked its political future on magic asterisks, scientific illiteracy, and on camouflaging plutocracy in overalls and a CAT hat…
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    Labor wearing plutocracy camo. It’s funny and tragic.

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  2. @Crank Bait:

    On second thought, maybe it’s plutocracy wearing labor camo.

    Whatever. The biggest suckers populate the hinterland.

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  3. @toniD:

    That Nation interview is Chomsky at his best… the entire concept of neoliberalism and exactly how it has dismantled America in a nut shell…

    Growing up in NYC in the ’70s we could see what was happening and why, but we really didn’t even begin to understand the mechanisms of exactly how for decades… it took 40 years for the masses to catch up, but the cat is out of the bag now… even grade school kids are aware of how the current system works, who controls it and who it benefits, and what it costs us in pain… and there is no more great mystery about what has happened and how and why and who is responsible… all that is left is to call it what it is, expose and shame those who knowingly support and defend it, and begin the process of taking it apart…

    When I moved to SW VA my initial guesstimate of how far behind the culture was compared to the “big city” was about 15 or 20 years… that was 18 years ago… even rural folk are beginning to get how badly we’ve been screwed and manipulated by greedy lying politicians and the media on both sides of the aisle…

    nowadays I wonder if there are more urban suckers than rural… but I don’t blame either of them as much as I do those who knew better, for all these years, and supported these assholes and their policies anyway…

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  4. @cent: Yes, the Stupid. It’s really burning lately!

    I knew this has been coming in the background for years and they finally surfaced. Using Fox News and Limbaugh and all the other RW Radio people and the bad media we’ve had lately. Now they took over and we have to get them out. We are still the majority but people haven’t been paying attention and many don’t vote at all, and many weren’t able to vote because of the GOP laws with voter ID and election fraud.

    We must get hold of the gov’t again.

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