‘Indifference to the truth’: Donald Trump’s biggest lies

February 4, 2018 Admin3915 0

WHEN Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address this week, political newsrooms all over the US committed extraordinary levels of resources to “fact-checking” the President’s claims and calling him out on his mistruths. All the major publishers were ready for it. The Associated Press gave line-by-line updates as it tallied the lies against a pre-released transcript of the speech. The Washington Post counted more than 2000 falsehoods in speeches leading up to and including the address. The morning after the factually dubious speech the President grabbed his iPhone and tweeted out another glaring falsification, claiming that the address, viewed by 45 million people, attracted more American eyeballs than any address from past presidents. It just wasn’t true, and anyone with a basic READ MORE

Trump may be making a comeback

February 4, 2018 Admin3915 0

But the President’s opponents should not get too giddy. Even with the chaos and stock market turbulence, there are some strong signs that President Trump is in the process of mounting a political comeback. Trump’s approval rating has reached 42% — up 10 points since December — according to the latest Monmouth University Poll. Saturday morning, the President, citing the right-leaning Rasmussen poll, tweeted that his “approval rating jumped to 49%…So why does the media refuse to write this? Oh well, someday!” Whether it’s 42% or 49%, the fact remains that his approval rating is increasing. And Democrats are seeing some slippage in the generic ballot (it asks voters, without using specific names, whether they will vote for a Democrat or a Republican in the READ MORE

What were Donald Trump’s first words to me? ‘Man, I’ve missed you’

February 4, 2018 Admin3915 0

By Piers Morgan Event for The Mail on Sunday Published: 17:00 EST, 3 February 2018 | Updated: 17:00 EST, 3 February 2018 e-mail 33 View comments THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 When Donald Trump became President of the United States, I spoke to him on the phone and asked him for one favour – the first international TV interview of his Presidency. ‘Done!’ he replied. I followed up with a formal request at the start of January 2017 and he replied with a handwritten note saying: ‘Piers, moving to DC, OK when I get settled in. Best, Donald.’ Three weeks later, just days after his inauguration, Trump suddenly invited me at the last minute to come to the White House to coincide with Theresa May’s visit. Agonisingly, READ MORE

Donald Trump Breaks Record for Agonizingly Slow Talking

February 3, 2018 Admin3915 0

Congrats to President Donald Trump, whose “State of the Uniom ” address broke records — it was the slowest in at least half a century. According to Business Insider , Trump spoke at an average rate of 72.6 words per minute in his 5,800-word, nearly hour-and-a-half-long speech, which explains why everyone in the audience looked so miserable . The second-slowest-speaking president, Lyndon B. Johnson, talked at an average rate of 91.3 words per minute in his State of the Union addresses — nearly 20 words per minute faster than Trump. For comparison, Barack Obama spoke at a pace of 109.3 words per minute in his addresses, though he’s admittedly one of the faster-speaking former presidents. The quickest on record, Richard Nixon, delivered State of the READ MORE

Donald Trump said 4 things that aren’t true in a single 47-word tweet

February 3, 2018 Admin3915 0

“This memo totally vindicates ‘Trump’ in probe. But the Russian Witch Hunt goes on and on. Their was no Collusion and there was no Obstruction (the word now used because, after one year of looking endlessly and finding NOTHING, collusion is dead). This is an American disgrace!” The “memo” in question is the one released by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-California, that alleges that a dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele was the sole reason a FISA warrant was granted to surveil one-time Trump aide Carter Page. (Got all that?) Trump’s tweet is 47 words long. In those 47 words, he said 4 things that are simply not true. Let’s go through them! 1. “This memo totally vindicates ‘Trump’ in probe.” READ MORE

A second term for Trump now looks more likely – if he really wants the job

February 3, 2018 Admin3915 0

T he conditions for a second term have been with us for a while; Trump’s poll numbers, while deflated, do seem to have hit a floor of around 35%. His fans have proved loyal, and appear happy with the job he’s doing. The economy, despite the stock market’s tricky few days, is better than it has been in years. Trump certainly cannot take all the credit, but he is the most likely beneficiary of gratitude from voters, who are relieved to be employed and to be taking home a bit more of their pay check every month. Trump held his first 2020 fundraiser last June, not six months into his first term, and…

Donald Trump’s rhetoric takes toll as Republican voters turn against FBI

February 3, 2018 Admin3915 0

M ore Republicans now have a negative view of the FBI than a positive one, a new poll has revealed in a sign that Donald Trump ’s criticism is cutting through. An online poll found that 47 per cent of Republicans have an “unfavourable” opinion of the FBI while just 38 per cent see it favourably. It suggests that voters for the Republican Party, traditionally the defender of national security, have followed the US president in souring on the country’s intelligence agencies. It comes with Mr Trump locked in a war of words with FBI and Justice Department leaders over whether they have shown political bias in the Russia investigation. The battle has political significance as findings about whether Trump campaign figures acted improperly over READ MORE

Trump’s Approval Rating Is the Highest It’s Been in Nearly a Year, Poll Finds

February 3, 2018 Admin3915 0

A new poll says President Donald Trump’s approval rating is the highest it’s been in nearly a year — a fact the President promptly took to Twitter to reiterate. Rasmussen Reports’ daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday listed Trump’s approval rating at 49% among likely U.S. voters, the highest approval rating Trump has earned since March 7, 2017. Another 49% of respondents disapprove of Trump’s performance, according to Rasmussen. “Rasmussen just announced that my approval rating jumped to 49%, a far better number than I had in winning the Election, and higher than certain ‘sacred cows,’” Trump tweeted in response. “Other Trump polls are way up also. So why does the media refuse to write this? Oh well, someday!” Trump’s approval rating during his first READ MORE

Nunes memo release is Trump’s attempt quell threats to him and his circle

February 3, 2018 Admin3915 0

By seeking to discredit investigators, Trump may only deepen his predicament – ensnaring his family members and closest aides Donald Trump clearly understands that he is in an increasingly breathless fight. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/EPA Huddled with his twentysomething communications director on Air Force One somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean, Donald Trump needed a cover story. The news that the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr, had hosted Russian operatives at Trump Tower a year earlier was about to erupt in the headlines. Within a week, Trump would argue that the meeting, at which the younger Trump hoped to obtain damaging information about Hillary Clinton, was unremarkable: “most people would have taken that meeting”, he would say. But by then he was in a corner. Up in READ MORE

Donald Trump launches rambling tirade about ‘sacred cows’, ‘Russia Witch Hunt’ and ‘an American disgrace!’

February 3, 2018 Admin3915 0

President Donald Trump has hit out at the reaction to the controversial Republican-drafted memo alleging abuses by the FBI during the federal Russia investigation, saying the document “vindicates” him, yet the “Russian Witch Hunt” goes on. Coming as part of a series of tweets, which has become a regular occurrence on a weekend morning for the president, Mr Trump also talked up his increasing poll numbers, bemoaning the fact the media will not cover them despite the fact that his numbers are higher than some “sacred cows”. He did not elaborate on who he was referring to. The tweets come at the end of a busy week for Mr Trump, that started with his first State of the Union address – which was relatively well received – and READ MORE