Every day some news outlet or two publishes a story about lies told by President Trump. It’s funny to me that I never saw, read, or heard any such stories about past presidents or even members of Congress for telling lies.
Virtually every member of the U.S. federal political system has been and will be condemned for lying at some point in their careers. Most of the time the lies they are accused of telling are not really lies but paraphrased statements regarding controversial topics, statistics, and policies that raise the rancors of partisanship among those with opposing views. But one thing is certain: whether not it is true, it appears that President Trump has been accused of telling more lies than any other president in my lifetime.
If you’re looking in today to read which are the top three lies Trump has told, you’re probably going to be disappointed. Why? We didn’t take the time to analyze each of the 6,000 or so he has been accused of telling. We’ll leave that to political pundits. But what we ARE doing here today is looking at the top three lies from various sources ABOUT President Trump. And trust me: there are many more than three.
People may argue about the three we have chosen. There are others in abundance that we could have chosen. But to TruthNewsNetwork, the top three are (in no particular order):
- Charlottesville statement that unequivocally proves President Trump is a Racist;
- Trump unilaterally separated babies from parents at the southern border;
- Trump and/or Trump Campaign members colluded with Russians to change the results of the 2016 election.
Let’s Dive In!
There is no doubt the horror in Charlottesville, Virginia that occurred during a demonstration in 2017 was a travesty. In the demonstration-turned-riot, one woman was tragically killed.
Certainly, President Trump had nothing to do with the demonstration or subsequent violence. But if you pay attention to the national media, you probably think someone in the Trump Administration was on the phone orchestrating the violence — maybe even Donald Trump himself!
The uproar began when while speaking to the press about the racial-filled tension turned violence the President spoke about those who took an active role in the demonstration sponsored by a white supremacist group. The branding of the President just months into the first political position of his life as a racist began when he made this statement:
“You had some very bad people in that group. But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides.”
That statement alone lit the racist cries against President Trump. Who was surprised that the media pounced on that sentence. It has only worsened since. But they all either missed something or have chosen to ignore it.
What was missed?
The President by anyone’s description was and is not a polished politician. He often speaks in soundbites as do most businessmen. It is expected for statements of fact to be put in context by listeners. Not so in politics.
The President later put that sentence in the context from which he spoke it. The protest in Charlottesville — at least the one that was legally permitted — was to protest against the recent rush around the country to remove or destroy monuments and/or statues that for many years have been in memory of leaders from the Civil War. The outcry was loudest about those of those leaders who owned slaves. President Trump shared the context later saying this:
“George Washington was a slave owner. Was George Washington a slave owner? So will George Washington now lose his status? …Are we going to take down statues to George Washington? How about Thomas Jefferson? What do you think of Thomas Jefferson? Do you like him? OK, good. Are we going to take down his statue, because he was a major slave owner? Now we’re going to take down his statue. So you know what? It’s fine. You’re changing history, you’re changing a culture, and you had people — and I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally — but you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists, OK? And the press has treated them absolutely unfairly.”
We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Let’s come together as one! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2017
Is Trump a Racist?
If you listen to Hollywood elitists, Democrats, civil rights leaders, and leftist media members, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” Based on one sentence? Come on! Only in this divisive political environment would anyone make such an allegation. Why? It’s not based on facts.
Do we really want a single sentence taken out of context to determine our racial status in the minds of the entire world? If that was the determinant, there would be no human being deemed to be OK. No, we take decisions, actions, conversations, interactions with a multitude of people and circumstances over a period of years to determine the character of a person.
In his history of owning dozens of companies, employing hundreds of thousands of Americans from multiple races, religions, ethnicities, and sexes, there have been NO allegations of racism against Donald Trump over the past 50 years. I doubt the same can be said for any of those who scream the loudest that this President is a racist.
Southern Border Baby Separation
“President Trump unilaterally took action to separate children from their parents at the southern border! It’s heartless! It’s racist! It’s un-American! It’s against U.S. law!”
We hear that again and again from pretty much everyone who disagrees fundamentally with the Trump Administration. But those statements are absolute lies.
Wait a minute: children have been separated from their parents at the southern border. How do you explain that?
When an adult crossing the border with a child is detained for criminal prosecution, the child is then considered an “unaccompanied minor” by U.S. immigration law. Thus, while the law itself doesn’t require the separation of children, an increase in prosecution of illegal immigrants has that effect. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions explained: “If you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you and that child will be separated from you as required by law,” Sessions said.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a press briefing at the White House that children are separated from adults attempting to cross the border illegally to protect them from smuggling or trafficking. They’re only separated when there is no documentation of a custodial relationship, Nielsen said.
The real reason for any illegal child being separated from their illegal parent? That’s because of something called the Flores Consent Decree from 1997. It says that unaccompanied children can be held only 20 days. A ruling by the Ninth Circuit extended this 20-day limit to children who come as part of family units. So even if we want to hold a family unit together, we are forbidden from doing so. If a parent makes a claim seeking asylum, they are going to be in that process far longer than the 20 days that a child can be held. Thus, the children (by that decree) must be handed over to the HHS to find temporary foster care.
Remember that picture that went viral showing the Trump Administration holding young children being held in cages at the southern border? Those pictures were actually taken of children separated from their parents for the exact same reason during the Obama Administration!
Was there a similar uproar from Democrats and the media about those children being held in cages? Nope.
Trump – Russia Collusion During 2016 Election Cycle
More than two years and a reported $50 million later, we have a Special Counsel with a fleet of attorneys investigating around the clock and calendar to find that Russia collusion. None has surfaced.
Robert Mueller accepted the appointed as Special Counsel with specific orders to investigate the Trump Campaign for collusion and any other possible criminal matters that may arise from collusion investigations. Yes, there have been multiple indictments initiated by Mueller’s findings, but none having anything to do with Russian collusion.
Let’s face facts: we all know that there was NO collusion by the Trump Administration with the Russians. “If” there had been any such collusion, WE WOULD ALL KNOW ABOUT IT IN VIVID DETAIL BY NOW! In the “loose lips” and frenzied anti-Trump media turning over every rock to find anything negative about this President, any such wrongdoing would have been trumpeted (pun intended) throughout America, not to mention the world.
No collusion. NO COLLUSION!
But don’t ever think Democrat political elitists are going to do what they instructed the President to do again and again: “Shut up and let Robert Mueller do his job unimpeded. And, Mr. President, don’t you dare think about interfering in any way. The Congressional Boogy Man will get you if you do!”
No Russian collusion has been exposed. But what HAS been exposed is the real intention of the Democrat Party as led by Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA).
Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) hinted that he would not accept the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller as the end of the investigation into President Donald Trump and Russia. Schiff and other House Democrats have hired new investigative staff and begun to leak to the public their plans to launch their own aggressive investigation in the President even if he is totally exonerated from any wrongdoing. Why is that?
THE DEMOCRAT PARTY HAS NOTHING TO RUN ON IN 2020 EXCEPT AGAINST DONALD TRUMP!
Without even any little tidbit to throw at Donald Trump in the 2020 campaign, they are justifiably horrified that he will serve a second term. And they certainly don’t care about any of the abundant in a number of achievements in the country under this President, many of which are historical achievements expected by very few.
“Same song, second verse.”
While most Americans watch their bank accounts, 401k’s, IRA’s, other retirement accounts rise like never before in history, they watch the unemployment rate for women, African Americans, Latinos, and young Americans fall to lowest in history levels.
Businesses numbered in dozens and dozens are expanding, raising employee wages, and re-patriating billions of dollars being held offshore for decades. DEMS DON’T CARE! In fact they are horrified at these Trump accomplishments.
Why? This doesn’t fit their Leftist political agenda. This wasn’t supposed to happen!
If Trump wins the White House for another term, the Democrat Party faces massive problems. They are frantic and have no other plan around which they can unify other than “Dump Trump.”
How’s That playing with Americans? This month the Trump approval number in the non-partisan Rasmussen poll climbed above 50%.
In short, there certainly are things about this president that many would love to see changed. That is probably true about every past president, too. But what is certain to this journalist and more than half the nation is that Leftists in Congress, the Democrat Party, and especially in the Mainstream media are piling on Donald Trump with many allegations that are untrue.
Let’s watch as the frenzy called the Democrat Party unfolds with candidates jumping into the race get more and more radical, all the while sending Democrat voters straight into the Trump column.
The “Walkaway” campaign membership is growing everyday!