Trump Pathological Liar

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  1. katsung47

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    Americans have worse perceptions of Ivanka Trump and Trump Hotels than almost any other brand in the US


    Americans have an extremely low perception of Trump family brands.

    Both Ivanka Trump's fashion line and Trump Hotels fell to the bottom 10 of more than 1,600 brands analysed in a YouGov consumer perception survey, Axios reports. YouGov surveyed 4,800 people in a representative national sample to arrive at the result.
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    Trump hails 'great relationship' with Philippines' Duterte

    Donald Trump has hailed his “great relationship” with the Philippines’ president, Rodrigo Duterte, who stands accused of acting with impunity over a brutal war on drugs that has left thousands dead.

    The US president made no mention of human rights during brief remarks to reporters prior to a meeting with his counterpart, and both leaders ignored shouted questions about the drugs crackdown.
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    Trump's massive Twitter following is a sham

    Andrew Wyrich Oct 25

    President Donald Trump and his administration have repeatedly bragged about the size of his following on social media, but Trump's audience on Twitterclearly his favorite method of communicating with the publicis inflated with even more fake or inactive accounts than previously believed.

    It's no secret that Trump's Twitter following is flooded with fake accounts, but new insights into @realDonaldTrump's Twitter following show just how heavily the president's social media presence is propped up by a fake foundation of questionable followers.

    Nearly 14 million of Trump's Twitter followers are fakeand that's just the beginning.
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    Matthew Cole, Jeremy Scahill
    December 4 2017,

    THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION is considering a set of proposals developed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a retired CIA officer — with assistance from Oliver North, a key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal — to provide CIA Director Mike Pompeo and the White House with a global, private spy network that would circumvent official U.S. intelligence agencies, according to several current and former U.S. intelligence officials and others familiar with the proposals. The sources say the plans have been pitched to the White House as a means of countering “deep state” enemies in the intelligence community seeking to undermine Donald Trump’s presidency.

    “Pompeo can’t trust the CIA bureaucracy, so we need to create this thing that reports just directly to him,” said a former senior U.S. intelligence official with firsthand knowledge of the proposals, in describing White House discussions. “It is a direct-action arm, totally off the books,” this person said, meaning the intelligence collected would not be shared with the rest of the CIA or the larger intelligence community. “The whole point is this is supposed to report to the president and Pompeo directly.”

    The proposals would utilize an army of spies with no official cover in several countries deemed “denied areas” for current American intelligence personnel, including North Korea and Iran. The White House has also considered creating a new global rendition unit meant to capture terrorist suspects around the world, as well as a propaganda campaign in the Middle East and Europe to combat Islamic extremism and Iran.

    “I can find no evidence that this ever came to the attention of anyone at the NSC or [White House] at all,” wrote Michael N. Anton, a spokesperson for the National Security Council, in an email. “The White House does not and would not support such a proposal.” But a current U.S. intelligence official appeared to contradict that assertion, stating that the various proposals were first pitched at the White House before being delivered to the CIA. The Intercept reached out to several senior officials that sources said had been briefed on the plans by Prince, including Vice President Mike Pence. His spokesperson wrote there was “no record of [Prince] ever having met with or briefed the VP.” North did not respond to a request for comment.

    According to two former senior intelligence officials, Pompeo has embraced the plan and lobbied the White House to approve the contract. Asked for comment, a CIA spokesperson said, “You have been provided wildly inaccurate information by people peddling an agenda.”
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    Support for Donald Trump’s Impeachment Is Higher than His Reelection Chances

    Sam Schwarz,Newsweek• December 20, 2017

    Trending: Trump’s New York Golf Course Has Seen Massive Decline in Visitors Since He Became President

    The number calling for impeachment proceedings to get underway closely parallels the 38 percent of Americans who believe Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 president election.

    The White House has both publicly and privately suggested that Mueller's investigation will come to an end early in the new year, but that would appear to be wishful thinking. Recent reports have instead indicated that Mueller and his team could be working at least through the midterm elections in 2018 and possibly even beyond.
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    The Trump Organization is set to distance itself from one of its biggest headaches in the Russia probe

    Natasha Bertrand

    The Trump Organization will end its contract with the real estate investment firm that owns the Trump SoHo hotel in New York, effectively ending Trump's relationship with the troubled hotel.

    In walking away early from the deal, the Trump Organization will also distance itself from the controversial firm it worked with nearly a decade ago to develop the troubled hotel: Bayrock.

    Bayrock and its cofounder, Felix Sater, are now under scrutiny by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is examining Trump's business dealings as part of his investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow during the 2016 election.
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    Trump's Deputy Drug Czar Is A 24-Year-Old With A Flimsy Work History
    Dominique Mosbergen,HuffPost• January 22, 2018

    A 24-year-old appointed to a top position in the White House drug policy office has come under scrutiny in recent days for his scanty résumé and lack of qualifications.

    A new Washington Post report reveals that one of Taylor Weyeneth’s few previous jobs ended ignominiously. Weyeneth was “let go” from a New York law firm in 2015 because he didn’t show up to work, the paper reports.

    Weyeneth was appointed last year as deputy chief of staff of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, or ONDCP, which coordinates federal drug-control efforts, and questions have recently been raised about his fitness for the role.

    Prior to his work for the Trump administration, the only job he’d held since graduating from college in 2016 was working on President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the Post reported earlier this month. As a high schooler, Weyeneth worked for a family firm that processed health products; and as an undergraduate, he had a job as a legal assistant at the New York law firm O’Dwyer & Bernstien.
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    The World's Ugliest American

    Richard North Patterson,HuffPost• January 23, 2018

    One year into the Trump administration, as our president prepares for his trip to address the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, here is the dynamic abroad: No foreign enemy could have degraded America’s global standing so completely in so short a time.

    In word and deed, Donald Trump personifies the American ignoramus abroad. He insults foreign leaders in tweets, then melts in their presence. He switches positions based on personal flattery. He parades his ignorance of geopolitics. His erratic behavior and bellicose boasts provoke alarm in a nuclear age.

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    Special counsel indicts 13 Russian nationals in Russia investigation

    Good Morning America Good Morning AmericaFebruary 16, 2018

    The Justice Department on Friday indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian groups of violating criminal laws with the intent to interfere "with U.S. elections and political processes", according to the agency.

    The indictment depicts an elaborate scheme in which some of the Russians accused allegedly came to the U.S. with the deliberate intention of undermining the American political and electoral process, including the 2016 presidential election.
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    'President for life' not a bad idea, Trump says of China proposal
    By Amy Lieu | Fox News

    "He's now president for life. President for life. And he's great. I think it's great. Maybe we'll give that a shot someday."

    - President Donald Trump, referring to China's President Xi Jinping
    Trump's remarks were reportedly met with laughter and applause during a luncheon for Republican donors at his Mar-a-Lago estate.
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    03/17/2018 03:06 am ET Updated 1 day ago
    Donald Trump Hails Andrew McCabe’s Firing As ‘A Great Day For Democracy’
    Trump also described the dismissal as “a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI.”

    By Lee Moran

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    Trump says US will make decision on 'heinous attack' in Syria in 24 to 48 hours
    by The Associated Press / ERIN VOGEL-FOX, April 9th 2018


    Trump warns Russia: Missiles 'will be coming' to Syria
    Dylan Stableford,Yahoo News• April 11, 2018


    Trump backs off tweet warning Russia of 'coming' Syria strike
    Dylan Stableford,Yahoo News• April 12, 2018
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    Trump Unpredictable

    One of the challenges for U.S. companies and trade groups is that they’ve never experienced a president as unpredictable as Trump, who doesn’t always follow normal protocol, said Lee Drutman, a senior fellow at New America, a Washington think tank, who has written about lobbying.

    Trump "seems to change his mind all the time and only listen to a handful of people right around him,” Drutman said. “So it makes lobbying more difficult.”

    It’s still early stages for the coalition, which is considering the next steps its members might take together and individually, Castaneda said. They’re reviewing the more than 1,300 products on the list for proposed tariffs and plan to argue for exclusions during a formal comment period that ends May 11.
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    Is there a tyrant among us? What would Shakespeare say?
    Jerry Adler,Yahoo News•May 7, 2018

    A cynical demagogue achieves the height of power through deceit and treachery, and proceeds to rule ruthlessly. Brooding, suspicious, and captive of his own angry whims, he dismisses or alienates the very allies who helped his rise, until he must face, virtually alone, the righteous retribution of those he has exploited and wronged.

    Sound familiar? It should: It is the plot of one of Shakespeare’s best-known plays, Richard III, which also forms the heart of a new book by the scholar and Pulitzer-prize-winning author Stephen Greenblatt, Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics. Any resemblance to current events or personalities is strictly intentional.

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    McCain does not want Trump at his funeral: reports
    AFP AFP•May 5, 2018

    McCain and Trump have had a rough relationship, particularly during the 2016 presidential primary, when Trump said McCain -- a POW for years in Vietnam -- was not really a war hero because he was captured.

    Last summer Trump slammed McCain for a "no" vote that helped doom a key bill to repeal Obamacare -- the health care reforms passed into law under president Barack Obama.
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    President Trump has made 3,001 false or misleading claims so far
    By Glenn Kessler, Salvador Rizzo and Meg Kelly May 1,2018

    In the 466 days since he took the oath of office, President Trump has made 3,001 false or misleading claims, according to The Fact Checker’s database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the president.

    That’s an average of nearly 6.5 claims a day.

    When we first started this project for the president’s first 100 days, he averaged 4.9 claims a day. Slowly, the average number of claims has been creeping up.
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    In Rebuke of Trump, Tillerson Says Lies Are a Threat to Democracy

    By Gardiner Harris
    May 16, 2018

    WASHINGTON — In a veiled rebuke of President Trump, former Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson warned on Wednesday that American democracy was threatened by a growing “crisis of ethics and integrity.”

    “If our leaders seek to conceal the truth, or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts, then we as American citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom,” he said in a commencement address at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va.

    Even small falsehoods and exaggerations are problematic, Mr. Tillerson said. He did not mention Mr. Trump by name, although the president is prone to both.
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    Trump Has Lied And Twisted Facts To Justify His Harsh Immigration Policies

    Sarah Ru Grossman,HuffPost• June 30, 2018

    1. Trump has repeatedly exaggerated the scale of the “crisis” of unauthorized immigration on the border.

    2. Trump repeatedly associated undocumented immigrants with high crime.
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    Donald Trump's America: The rogue superpower
    Robert Kagan, The Washington Post June 14, 2018

    the United States as rogue superpower, neither isolationist nor internationalist, neither withdrawing nor in decline, but active, powerful and entirely out for itself. In recent months, on trade, Iran, NATO defense spending and perhaps even North Korea, Trump has shown that a president willing to throw off the moral, ideological and strategic constraints that limited U.S. action in the past can bend this intractable world to his will, at least for a while.

    Trump is not merely neglecting the liberal world order; he is milking it for narrow gain,rapidly destroying the trust and sense of common purpose that have held it together and prevented international chaos for seven decades. The successes he is scoring - if they are successes - derive from his willingness to do what past presidents have refused to do: exploit the great disparities of power built into the postwar order, at the expense of the United States' allies and partners.
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