Trump Lies Again and Stuff

Dec 2015
12,039
10,977
Arizona
#1
Did you hear the one about the jobless rate? AND the GDP?
President Donald Trump's latest tweet about the economy has a grain of truth to it. But it's a really tiny grain.

What's true is that, as of the latest quarter, the growth rate of the U.S. economy was greater than the unemployment rate. That's certainly good news.

But it wasn't the first time this happened in 100 years, as Trump boldly claimed Monday without evidence.




The GDP Rate (4.2%) is higher than the Unemployment Rate (3.9%) for the first time in over 100 years!

To believe the president's claim, you would have to overlook the dozens of times this has happened since 1948, when the government began collecting the official data series tracking the gross domestic product and the unemployment rate.
In fact, the annual rate of real GDP growth, measured on a quarterly basis, has topped the jobless rate more than 60 times. Not, as Trump claimed, only once in the last century.

AND WHAT do does his staff and supporters have to say about one more baldfaced lie??
They cover. They translate. They make excuses. Here's Kevin Hassett, Chair of Economic Advisors--you'll love it--better memorize this so you can use it later:
"… I don't know the whole chain of command," he said. "What is true it is that it's the highest in 10 years. At some point somebody probably conveyed it to him adding a zero to that, and they shouldn't have done that." I told you you'd love it. Yes, Kevin. "Somebody" just happened to say 100 instead of 10 *TEN* TEN. It's an easy mistake--everybody does that.

Last month, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders falsely claimed that Trump has created three times as many jobs for black workers as his predecessor, President Barack Obama, did during his entire time in office. Unfortunately, Kevin must have been unavailable to cover that faux pas.

You'll be surprised to hear that when it came to the president's most recent economic data error, however, the White House did not immediately respond to request for comment Monday. Where's Kevin?

Trump said GDP tops jobless rate for first time in 'over 100 years.' He is not even close to correct
 
Apr 2013
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Left coast
#2
He issues 16 tweets in the last 24 hrs. And about half were lies, the rest being bragging or retweeting people saying nice things about him, probably lies too.

And a few on the danger of Florence. At least those weren't lies.
 
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Dec 2015
12,039
10,977
Arizona
#3
He issues 16 tweets in the last 24 hrs. And about half were lies, the rest being bragging or retweeting people saying nice things about him, probably lies too.

And a few on the danger of Florence. At least those weren't lies.

Can't wait to hear from our DTT cult. I'm sure they will sort this out in no time.
 
Dec 2015
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10,977
Arizona
#9
Why tell the truth when a lie works better? - Donald Trump
Glut, only ONE reply from the cult on this doozy AND the new poll. The explanation from the follower is "Trump exaggerated" so I expect to hear the one about the Obama's "57 states" and the ever-popular "You can keep your doctor", followed by Obama wore a tan suit and Michelle was practically naked in her sleeveless dress.
Isn't it great that Trump has so many people who are willing fall on their sword for him?
 

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