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Wed Oct 10, 2018, 07:05 PM

WaPo Fact-Checker: Trump Op-Ed Has a Falsehood in Nearly Every Sentence

Source: DAILYBEAST



3 hours ago

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The Washington Post’s fact-check team reported Wednesday that almost every sentence in Trump’s opinion article for USA Today contains a misleading statement or a falsehood. The op-ed, which states “Democrats ‘Medicare for All’ plan will demolish promises to seniors,” contains previously debunked claims, the publication states. “Presumably the president is aware of our fact checks—he even links to one—but chose to ignore the facts in service of a campaign-style op-ed,” the article states. The Post article dissects the president’s piece line-by-line, correcting his claims along the way. Trump did get one thing right. According to the newspaper, Trump correctly stated that Medicare “studies have estimated that the program—under the version promoted by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)—would add $36 trillion in costs to the federal government over 10 years.”

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Fact-checking President Trump’s USA Today op-ed on ‘Medicare-for-All’

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/10/10/fact-checking-president-trumps-usa-today-op-ed-medicare-for-all/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.7de36d10d40a

Nearly every line of President Trump's USA Today op-ed contained a false or misleading statement. (Meg Kelly/The Washington Post)


By Glenn Kessler



October 10 at 11:21 AM

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Many of these are claims we have already debunked. Presumably, the president is aware of our fact checks — he even links to two — but chose to ignore the facts in service of a campaign-style op-ed. Medicare-for-All is a complex subject, and serious questions could be raised about the cost and how a transition from today’s health-care system would be financed. Trump correctly notes that studies have estimated that the program — under the version promoted by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) — would add $36 trillion in costs to the federal government over 10 years.
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“As a candidate, I promised that we would protect coverage for patients with pre-existing conditions and create new health care insurance options that would lower premiums. I have kept that promise, and we are now seeing health insurance premiums coming down.”


Trump made this promise, but broke it. He supported Republican plans that would have weakened protections for individuals with preexisting conditions. His administration also has refused to defend the Affordable Care Act against a lawsuit that would undermine those protections. I
n effect, the Trump administration no longer supports a provision of the ACA, a.k.a. Obamacare, that makes it possible for people to buy insurance if they have preexisting health conditions. (We labeled this as a flip-flop.)

As for premiums, they have continued to increase on average, just at a lower rate than in the past. But experts say that without Trump’s moves to weaken the Affordable Care Act, premiums would be even lower in many states......
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riversedge Wednesday OP
RockRaven Wednesday #1
JudyM Wednesday #9
thegoose Wednesday #2
JohnnyRingo Wednesday #11
Achilleaze Wednesday #3
djacq Wednesday #4
wiggs Wednesday #5
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 07:09 PM

1. USA Today was a disgrace to begin with, but this was ridiculously inappropriate, even for them

I HATE that people give this joke of a newspaper their time and attention.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 11:11 PM

9. They should redeem themselves by prominently publishing the fact check. That'd be excellent.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 07:56 PM

2. Or whoever wrote it for him

Asshole doesn't write -- or read.

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Response to thegoose (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 11:28 PM

11. Got that right

It doesn't even sound like something he would say or know about. More like Stephen Miller.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 07:59 PM

3. republicans have produced the greatest liar of all times

Their very own republican Draft-dodger-in-Chief, perfect choice for the party of lies.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 08:00 PM

4. Irresponsible and Health Primiums are increasing

Have both TriCare and Blue Cross / Blue Shield.

One healthcare plan is going to drop.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 08:12 PM

5. Lying to the American people used to be impeachable according to goprs. nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 08:40 PM

6. why did USA publish it? nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 10:45 PM

7. "Nearly?" He's slipping

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 11:02 PM

8. So he missed a few

he normally tries for 100% falsehoods

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 11:20 PM

10. Their fact check is even biased

would add $36 trillion in costs to the federal government over 10 years.


This is out of context and outright mischaracterization of the facts.

We will currently spend more than that for healthcare.

It also doesn’t consider costs coming down in a Medicare for all plan

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 11:53 PM

12. one lie too many? this pack of lies is getting broad coverage.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 08:37 AM

13. And who exactly is surprised by this???

As we get closer to the mid-terms, the Republics are becoming less and less tethered to the truth.

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