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Fact Checking Trump’s Tweets

The Washington Post fact checker has started a new column just to check Trump’s tweets each week:

For the first installment, they check eight tweets from last week. New installments coming every week.



  1. Jonah wrote:

    The future POTUS on apprentice ratings

    What a joke!! And the immigrant was more gracious than him.
    To be honest, while I hope this guy does well, I’m pretty nervous about what his extremely thin skin could result it. Conservatives used to whine about uncertainty due to Obama. Lets see what happens after this piece of work becomes president!!!

    Monday, January 9, 2017 at 4:58 am | Permalink
  2. Ralph wrote:

    Good grief, the man slams the crappy, tanking sur-reality show he still executive produces and still stands to profit from with product placements! Apparently, the only conflicts of interest decisions that matter to him is deciding between suffering a bit of veiled masochism and feeding a bottomless ego. And this morning, the predictable tweets of childish petulance directed towards the Golden Globe presenters, esp Meryll Streep, for their quips and criticisms (“Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes.”).

    We’re about to be “led” (over a cliff?) by a man with apparent untreated ADHD whose psychological pendulum swings between hyperbole (“most over-rated”? really?) and hypocrisy (he attacks people he doesn’t “know” practically daily as a rule), a man who will soon have his finger on the button who is rattled by an awards show and the prospect of being upstaged by an old Austrian sci-fi actor.

    Yeah, I think we can safely put to rest any expectations of seeing a presidential temperament emerging anytime soon.

    Monday, January 9, 2017 at 8:57 am | Permalink
  3. Wildwood wrote:

    I wonder when, or maybe if, the Republicans will wake up and realize they have a tiger by the tail. They can do a lot to control him, but only if they are willing and right now that doesn’t seem to be a likely thing to happen. Maybe one of the secret services can find a way to block his tweets. Oh and then claim, (after a long investigation), it was the Russians.

    Monday, January 9, 2017 at 9:44 am | Permalink
  4. ebdoug wrote:

    Re” “The Tweet” Streep is one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood.’ Of course, she is overrated. She is a female isn’t she? Mother of four. PINO has no respect for females.
    I think he fails to realize that if there were 500 females and one male, homo sapiens would survive. But with 500 males left and only one female, homo sapiens would quickly become extinct.

    Monday, January 9, 2017 at 10:30 am | Permalink
  5. redjon wrote:

    What I want to know is when, exactly, did we pass the constitutional amendment making the powers to lay taxes and/or tariffs presidential ones?

    Monday, January 9, 2017 at 2:27 pm | Permalink
  6. Ralph wrote:

    I want one!

    Monday, January 9, 2017 at 3:54 pm | Permalink
  7. dave TN wrote:
    while Don the con provides suitable distraction, Congress pulls off the dirty deed. A classic bait and switch indeed. May god help us all, this road is gonna get bumpy.
    The above link is an article regarding the GOP resurrecting the The Holman Rule, allowing them the power to essentially fire individual federal workers. This will be a large whipping stick that will provide enormous power to quash any dissent by federal workers.

    Monday, January 9, 2017 at 9:04 pm | Permalink
  8. ebdoug wrote:

    Firing federal workers will do interesting things to the unemployment rate

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 3:52 am | Permalink
  9. Jonah wrote:

    IT won’t be good. This site provides a good comparison of public and private sector job growth under various presidents. This should be particularly informative for those who think conservative principles are better drivers of jobs and growth than progressive principals. Note that Obama’s 2nd term has generated better job growth than even Reagan despite hiring fewer federal workers. If deferal hiring had matched Regan, Obama’s 2nd term would have the best job growth under any president ever!

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 4:24 am | Permalink