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Sun Oct 27, 2019, 08:15 PM

AP fact checker on trump today. Predicting 9-11 Bullshit

https://news.yahoo.com/ap-fact-check-trumps-exaggerations-172214931.htmlq

AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins tales on bin Laden, Iraq war
Associated PressOctober 27, 2019, 3:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump falsely boasted that he predicted Osama bin Laden's 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and inaccurately asserted he had always opposed the war in Iraq in a news conference Sunday that often fell short on facts.

A look at some of the president's claims at the briefing, where he announced the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group:

TRUMP: "I'm writing a book ... About a year before the World Trade Center came down, the book came out. I was talking about Osama bin Laden. I said, 'You have to kill him. You have to take him out.' Nobody listened to me." Trump added that people said to him, "'You predicted that Osama Bin Laden had to be killed, before he knocked down the World Trade Center.' It's true."

THE FACTS: It's not true.

His 2000 book, "The America We Deserve," makes a passing mention of bin Laden but did no more than point to the al-Qaida leader as one of many threats to U.S. security. Nor does he say in the book that bin Laden should have be killed.

As part of his criticism of what he considered Bill Clinton's haphazard approach to U.S. security as president, Trump wrote: "One day we're told that a shadowy figure with no fixed address named Osama bin Laden is public enemy Number One, and U.S. jetfighters lay waste to his camp in Afghanistan. He escapes back under some rock, and a few news cycles later it's on to a new enemy and new crisis."
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Reply AP fact checker on trump today. Predicting 9-11 Bullshit (Original post)
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 2019 OP
keithbvadu2 Oct 2019 #1
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 2019 #2
keithbvadu2 Oct 2019 #3
Haggis for Breakfast Oct 2019 #4
keithbvadu2 Oct 2019 #7
SergeStorms Oct 2019 #9
secondwind Oct 2019 #12
SammyWinstonJack Oct 2019 #5
DENVERPOPS Oct 2019 #11
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 2019 #14
JHB Oct 2019 #6
SergeStorms Oct 2019 #8
Aussie105 Oct 2019 #10
crickets Oct 2019 #13
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 2019 #15
crickets Oct 2019 #16

Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 08:46 PM

1. Donald also said he and hundreds(?) of his employees went down to help search and clean up

Donald also said he and hundreds(?) of his employees went down to help search and clean up.

No one seems to verify that claim.

Why don't the employees speak up?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 09:17 PM

2. Too many lies, not enough hours in the day. It's like

we need to FOCUS on only the top 10. Trump's MO is to throw so many at us we can't keep up. And we can't.

Hell, maybe people are speaking up, like you ask...but they are drown out? Info overload!

I do think this 9-11 lie you mention is actually in my top 5!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 09:19 PM

3. Yep! Just more sub-sections of his many lies.

Yep! Just more sub-sections of his many lies.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 09:20 PM

4. Why don't they speak up ?

Non-disclosure agreements. trumpie has always been big on silencing his employees.

Remember he also said that he saw "thousands of Muslims" in New Jersey applauding the fall of the Twin Towers.

Just more BS from a man who has no passing familiarity with the facts.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 09:40 PM

7. Donald does not silence praise for himself.

Donald does not silence praise for himself.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 09:53 PM

9. Trump doesn't have hundreds of employees.

Not in his building in NYC anyway. He may have hundreds of lawyers, but he really has very few employees for such a successful businessman.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 10:41 PM

12. There is no way that this happened. The area around the Towers

for at least a mile (20 blocks) was contaminated and NOBODY could go to the disaster area. I know, because our townhouse was off limits to us for quite a while. What a liar.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 09:30 PM

5. He's a seriously damaged individual. Beyond all repair. FUBAR

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Response to SammyWinstonJack (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 10:03 PM

11. Seventy two hour hold

If you had a patient like Trump, and he spouted any of this self aggrandizing gibberish, you would put a 72 hour hold on him for being delusional..............

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Response to SammyWinstonJack (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 10:43 PM

14. No, it's now FUBARR

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 09:36 PM

6. Donnie's take was pretty much in line with the PNAC/Bush take

The chickenhawk neocons responsible for tearing up the Middle East held that Clinton was "obsessed" with bin Laden, and condemned his sending multimillion dollar missiles to kill "a guy in a tent".

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 09:49 PM

8. "in a news conference Sunday......that often fell short on facts."

Has Trump ever fallen long on facts? The Moron-in-Chief holds every modern day record for lying! In fact, the only time Trump isn't lying is when he's filling his jowls full of hamberders or chicken. Pointing out that Trump is lying is like pointing out that fish live in water.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 10:02 PM

10. Alternative reality.

Trump lives in one.

Any past events are malleable facts, that he can alter with a few words. The new 'Trump_facts' supersede those previous facts.

Rewriting history is a skill worthy of any Dictator.

An essential skill if you are a know-nothing who wants to be a hero know-it-all and a Sayer of Wisdoms.

But 'Lock Him Up!' is an appropriate and measured response.


EDIT: Reality and Trump's thinking: When were they last in close contact, and where did it all go wrong? One for the experts to consider!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 10:41 PM

13. Wait, what?

I had to double check to see if this was from the Onion. He might get away with claiming just about anything at a rally, but this was a news conference?! Oh, I think his cheese is sliding all the way off the cracker. After tonight's boo fest, somebody better take his phone away and cook up a reason for a few days of rest. He is losing it for real now.

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Response to crickets (Reply #13)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 10:49 PM

15. Guess you didn't watch his speec/presser. It was actually better than SNL. We were

Laughing our asses off. Oh and he thanked Russia for letting us fly over their country to get there. They have come out and said “Huh?” Maybe he was referring to northern Syria as Russia now.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #15)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 11:00 PM

16. Hats off to you that you can bear that and laugh, but I cannot watch or listen to him.

Photos and tweets are bad enough. I managed to get through Alec Baldwin's cold open of last week's SNL for the first time since the election. I find him that unpleasant.

eta: reading about Putin throwing him under the bus was kinda delicious. If only he could embarrass himself without taking the rest of us along for the ride.

Oh, wait- off to watch more World Series clips! Hee!

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