Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Donald Trump admits he doesn't bother with fact checking.

Courtesy of the Washington Post:  

Here’s the full exchange with O’Reilly: 

O’Reilly: This bothered me, I gotta tell ya. You tweeted out that whites killed by blacks — these are statistics you picked out from somewhere — at a rate of 81 percent. And that’s totally wrong. Whites killed by blacks is 15 percent, yet you tweeted it was 81 percent. Now … 

Trump: Bill, I didn’t tweet, I retweeted somebody that was supposedly an expert, and it was also a radio show. 

O’Reilly: Yeah, but you don’t wanna be. … Why do you want to be in that zone? 

Trump: Hey, Bill, Bill, am I gonna check every statistic? I get millions and millions of people, @RealDonaldTrump, by the way. 

O’Reilly: You gotta, you’re a presidential contender, you gotta check ’em. 

Trump: I have millions of people. You know what? Fine. But this came out of radio shows and everything else. 

O’Reilly: Oh, come on, radio shows? 

Trump: Excuse me. All it was, was a retweet.

Yeah it's just a retweet.

I mean who expects THOSE to be accurate?

This is your front runner GOP.

Aren't you proud?

60 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:10 AM

    Of course, per Trump, he has the best memory in the world. You'd think he would know what the correct statistics are with that memory and all.

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  2. Anonymous9:12 AM

    Trump: Hey, Bill, Bill, am I gonna check every statistic? I get millions and millions of people, @RealDonaldTrump, by the way. 

    O’Reilly: You gotta, you’re a presidential contender, you gotta check ’em. 

    Hey Bill do think Donnie should thoroughly vet Sarah Palin before giving her all these accolades and offering to add her to his cabinet?

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    1. Anonymous9:21 AM

      Why vet Miss Wasilla beauty pageant contestant

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    2. Anonymous9:23 AM

      If I were Donald Trump I would distance myself from her. I don't care how hard she kisses my ass

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    3. Anonymous9:58 AM

      They are too close 923. Turkey at Trump Tower, or where Melania does her cooking for the family, will be a sight. Fun to see Sarah's decor with ballons this year. Who will be there? Track, Sailor? Todd is probably contracted to appear.

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    4. Anonymous10:20 AM

      It won't take Trump long to figure PALIN out IF he hasn't already! I personally think he is already just using her....she can carry 'some' votes for him ya know!!!

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  3. Anonymous9:17 AM

    Wow, Seth Meyers just stripped down Donald Trump’s lies and Islamophobia so clearly even your racist uncle will get it now

    “Late Night” host Seth Meyers was on fire Tuesday night when he lit up Donald Trump for spending the weekend lying to justify his racism and Islamophobia.

    http://www.salon.com/2015/11/25/wow_seth_meyers_just_stripped_down_donald_trumps_lies_and_islamophobia_so_clearly_even_your_racist_uncle_will_get_it_now/

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  4. Anonymous9:18 AM

    Donald Trump’s white fascist brigade: His rallies are now a safe space for racism

    An activist is beaten and taunted with racial slurs at a Trump rally in Alabama. This is just the beginning

    http://www.salon.com/2015/11/23/donald_trumps_white_fascist_brigade_his_rallies_are_now_a_safe_space_for_racism/

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  5. Anonymous9:20 AM

    Stephen Colbert just took Donald Trump mockery to a brilliant new level

    Must-see: When the would-be emperor has no clothes, sometimes you just point and laugh

    http://www.salon.com/2015/11/25/stephen_colbert_just_took_donald_trump_mockery_to_a_brilliant_new_level/

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  6. Anonymous9:21 AM

    Head of Trump SuperPAC accidentally admits the Donald’s rallies are only for white people

    Also confessed he thinks he'd get beat up at a black church, so black people should expect same at Trump rallies

    http://www.salon.com/2015/11/23/head_of_trump_superpac_accidentally_admits_the_donalds_rallies_are_only_for_white_people/

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    1. OOoo. That one's gonna leave a mark.

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  7. Anonymous9:23 AM

    Donald Trump race shocker: Polls prove his success really is based on racists

    New numbers prove that Trump is pulling support from the highly xenophobic Republican contingent

    http://www.salon.com/2015/11/25/donald_trump_race_shocker_polls_prove_his_success_really_is_based_on_racists/

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  8. Anonymous9:27 AM

    We. Are. Screwed.

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    1. Not if we get out and VOTE.

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    2. Anonymous11:49 AM

      And get all your kids to vote too. The need to understand this is their future.

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    3. No, we're not.

      fivethirtyeight.com/features/dear-media-stop-freaking-out-about-donald-trumps-polls/

      First, Donald isn't going to get the nomination no matter how the votes go. He won't be the GOP nominee.

      So, if he's on the ticket it will be as an independent. He'll do like all before him and draw just enough votes away from the Republicans to ensure a Democratic win.

      Second, let's say by some miracle the entire field is eliminated by a meteor or something and Donald is on the GOP ticket. He will have alienated enough Republicans that they will either stay home or hold their noses and vote for whoever is on the Democratic ticket, even if it is Hillary Clinton, who they hate with a passion.

      Lastly, the longer Trump, Carson, Cruz, Rubio and the rest of the rabid right nutjobs stay in the race and spew their toxin, the more they will alienate the independents who will then go vote Democratic as aa 'at least their not Republican' or 'anyone but them' vote. Independents are the key. And many are Independent because they are moderates. And the rhetoric coming out of the candidates now is a big turn off for moderates.


      The number of voters that support Trump are about the same as the number that think NASA faked the moon landing. (6%-8%)

      Not everyone who is polled actually goes on to vote.

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  9. Anonymous9:32 AM

    The truth behind Donald Trump's campaign slogan: Make America White Again.

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  10. Anonymous9:33 AM

    Facts? We don't need no stinkin' facts!
    Those stats went out, were shared and the majority of recipients will never hear or seek out the truth. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

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  11. Anonymous9:37 AM

    Creepy is normal in Trumpland. But then, things really take a turn for the weird
    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/11/25/donald-trump-meets-his-number-1-fan-and-its-the-creepiest-moment-in-campaign-history-video/

    “She fantasizes that he’s the real Donald Trump. Can you believe it?”

    Myrtle Beach Convention Center
    https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlp1/v/t1.0-9/12241254_721435071321153_6722561168141021039_n.jpg?oh=3131412d8c9730e98b54a0d46258b70e&oe=56E415B3
    Trump's family joins candidate on stage, November 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM ET
    http://doingadvancework.blogspot.com/2015/11/thousands-rally-for-donald-trump-in.html

    http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.2333953!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_635/484797712.jpg

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  12. Pat in MA9:38 AM

    What a friggin egomaniac. Everything with him is "I'm way ahead in the polls, or I have millions of followers, or my ratings are HUUUGE, I'm better than you neener neener, I, I, I" He is huge, he's a huge asshole.

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  13. Anonymous9:39 AM

    In 2017 President Trump bombs Iraq after Iran attacks the US.
    "Iran, Iraq, it's just one letter. The alphabet has twenty six different letters. I can't be expected to spellcheck everything. It's just one letter. I read thousands of letters every day"

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    1. Anonymous10:59 AM

      9:39 AM:
      That's about the truth of it there!

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  14. Anonymous9:44 AM

    Hey, Bill, Bill, am I gonna check every statistic?
    --------------
    Uh, well, yes, if you are going to retweet it.
    Unless of course you were retweeting it to show how absurd it was....?

    riiiiiight

    Mildred

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    1. Anonymous7:20 AM

      Apparently, he doesn't understand that he only has to check the ONE that he re-tweeted, not the millions that he sees. He had ONE job and he fecked it up.

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  15. Boscoe9:44 AM

    I wonder what the clinical diagnosis is for someone who thinks that it doesn't matter if they spread harmful lies because "I've got millions of people"?

    SO... as long as you've got a following, you're morally free from any ethical responsibility for what you say? Seems like the opposite should be true, shouldn't it? I guess not if you are morally and ethically bankrupt to begin with...

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    1. Anonymous10:08 AM

      "I want an apology!"
      https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/668867262456156160?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

      WAPO
      http://www.mediaite.com/online/washington-post-clumsily-gives-trump-easy-out-on-911-celebrations-after-fact-checker-gets-fact-checked/

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    2. Anonymous10:12 AM

      Remember, he also doesn't have millions of others in the USA that support him.

      He's such an egotistical maniac....cannot think of a nice word to say about the bully!

      He'll never be elected POTUS!

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    3. Anonymous10:59 AM

      And his botoxed ,plastic headed wife is a Ditz.

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    4. Why, yes. According to Republicans if you have a million followers you have a MANDATE. It doesn't matter if you're right or wrong. Your followers support whatever it is you said/did. Whether it's right or wrong has nothing to do with it. It's popular.

      If they had their way they'd vote for gravity. If it lost, there is no gravity. They'd explain why we didn't all float away by claiming "god glue" or something ridiculous.

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  16. Anonymous9:56 AM

    This is why Donald Trump is winning: Paranoia brings out the worst in us — and minorities always suffer

    The day after the Paris terror attacks, I watched the story of the WWII Japanese-American internment with new eyes

    http://www.salon.com/2015/11/24/this_is_why_donald_trump_is_winning_paranoia_brings_out_the_worst_in_us_and_minorities_always_suffer/

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    1. Anonymous10:12 AM

      I live very near one of the first communities that Japanese families were rounded up in. They were farmers, small business owner, neighbors. There is a small museum in town that has many of the stories told in photos and letters and objects.

      Nearly destroyed the town. Definitely destroyed people.

      Mildred

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  17. Anonymous10:00 AM

    Wish this was more then an internet ad...it is so good. It just puts perfectly the danger that Trump is. After seeing this ad I can almost honestly say that Palin as VP is not as scary as Trump as POTUS...almost

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCQhBYEMRQI

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  18. Anonymous10:12 AM

    He is now saying that he was watching people jump out of the towers from his apartment. People are reminding him that his apartment was 4 miles away from the WTC.

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    1. Yeah, but his vision is Greaaat! It's better than anyone else's! That's why he is so Yuuuuuge in the polls!

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    2. Anonymous11:32 AM

      He is now saying that he was watching people jump out of the towers from his apartment.

      In one of his books he calls it 'Truthful hyperbole'.
      http://theimmoralminority.blogspot.com/2015/11/donald-trump-under-fire-for-claiming.html?showComment=1448474280620#c5830786574063600051

      He can pass a polygraph because he believes his own hype. "Wallah, I'm telling the truth." Arabic: Wallah by Allah.
      There are ways he can believe and may have seen something to tell himself he was watching people. He may have spy equipment. He did write he was at his apartment before, Melanie should be asked if she was there, ha!

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    3. Anonymous11:54 AM

      we all saw this happen - it was on television. maybe he gets confused between what he actually witnessed and what he saw on the news?

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    4. But of course it's true because his memory is so great. He's got better memory than all of you.

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  19. Anonymous10:22 AM

    Is it any wonder that $arah and he are buddies.
    Peas in a pod.

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  20. Anonymous10:39 AM

    Although effortlessly earned, credit must be given when it is due: Trump is the King of Trolls.

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    1. Anonymous11:51 AM

      As Bill Clinton well knew...

      heehee

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  21. Anonymous10:53 AM

    I'm beginning to think that Trump is a closet KKK sympathizer.
    *seriously*

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    1. I doubt Trump is a member of ANY organization. Because he would need to be the high muck muck grand poobah of the entire thing. He is not one to be a "member"; he has to be the one in charge.

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  22. Anonymous10:58 AM

    Every photo or video you see of Trump, he comes across as being pissed and ready to pounce!

    He is the exact opposite of what the USA needs as their leader in 2016. I don't give a crud how much money he has or is worth! He is just unappealing in looks and personality.

    Can you imagine him negotiating with other world leaders? President Obama assuredly could give him some lessons as to kindness, respect, negotiating and leadership!

    Trump thinks his shit doesn't stink! It's very difficult for me imaging what it would be like working in an office with him. I'm sure I'd fire his ass!

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  23. Anonymous11:20 AM

    Sarah cancelled her Naperville book signing - Dec 1. Apparently, she couldn't sell enough tickets to make it worth her time (and effort). It would appear that people just aren't interested in her devotionals...

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    1. Anonymous11:59 AM

      True to Sarah being Sarah the Quitter.

      Where is she now? Staging the garage for the big event?

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    2. Anonymous12:15 PM

      The "quitter" quits AGAIN. She is so predictable.

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    3. Why would someone buy a ticket in order to get a signature on a book you still have to buy?

      If I buy a book, the author usually signs it for free. As a thank you for buying their book and not checking it out of the library or waiting to buy it used (for which they get no royalties.)

      I have plenty of signed books. I didn't pay for any autographs by having to buy a ticket.

      And they are bigger names than her.

      She is so full of herself.

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  24. Anonymous11:26 AM

    Palin cancelled one of her book signings we all saw that coming right? Qiutters are going to quit.Someone at C4P bought tickets and is so disappointed! They wonder if it's because Bristol is having her baby sooner than expected...gee maybe it's because her book tour is a real flop.

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    1. Anonymous11:50 AM

      VirginiaGentleman aka Sailor!

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    2. Anonymous12:28 PM

      There were a few people that aren't supporters planning on attending the event, I think she caught wind of that and put her tail between her legs and cancelled. Classic Sarah, can't have any opposition or hard questions, hmmm?

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  25. Anonymous11:49 AM

    tRump started taking human growth hormone, and he now thinks he is invincible. What he is doing is not sustainable.

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  26. Anonymous11:51 AM

    A lovely woman and fellow Trig Truther is in need:
    https://www.gofundme.com/francisfundraiser
    Any help would be appreciated! If you're thankful for your health this holiday season, please send a little something her way!

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  27. Anonymous1:50 PM

    MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell tore into television journalists on Tuesday for not calling Donald Trump a liar when he makes false claims on their programs.

    "Donald Trump lies because he knows he can get away with it," O'Donnell said on "The Last Word," highlighting the interviewing techniques of anchors on Sunday morning news programs. "The most impolite candidate in American political history relies on the politeness of his interviewers to get away with lying."

    O'Donnell then showed a clip of ABC News' "This Week" in which host George Stephanopoulos pressed Trump over his claims that he saw "thousands and thousands" of Arabs cheering in New Jersey after the World Trade Center collapsed on 9/11, but fell just short of calling Trump's assertion a lie.

    "Donald Trump knows that George can't tell his audience that Trump is lying there, because the industry convention of Sunday political chat is that they never call a lie a lie," O'Donnell said. "That's just too impolite for Sunday mornings and Trump exploits that politeness."

    Politeness isn't the only reason interviewers go easy on Trump, he added.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lawrence-odonnell-donald-trump_5655d84ee4b072e9d1c15249

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    1. I've long said Democrats need to stop being so polite. That would go toward anyone that wants to have themselves considered a journalist by profession. Stop being so polite and when you have the facts to back yourself up, call that liar a liar. If Maddow, Stewart, Colbert, etc. can do it, seems to me others could too. No matter what time of day or day of the week. Even Sunday mornings.

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  28. Anonymous1:53 PM

    THE GROWING ugliness of Donald Trump’s campaign poses a challenge to us all. We have seen the likes of him before, in the United States and elsewhere: narcissistic bullies who rise to prominence by spreading lies, appealing to fears and stoking hatred. Such people are dangerous.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/republicans-need-to-stand-up-to-trumps-bullying/2015/11/23/95f3e5b4-9203-11e5-b5e4-279b4501e8a6_story.html

    In the Republican field, Mr. Trump has distinguished himself as fastest to dive to the bottom. If it’s a lie too vile to utter aloud, count on Mr. Trump to say it, often. It wins him airtime, and retweets through the roof.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/24/opinion/mr-trumps-applause-lies.html?ref=international

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    1. “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

      “The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly - it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over”

      -Joseph Goebbels

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  29. Anonymous2:14 PM

    Trump Campaign Restricts Reporters Covering What Happens Off Stage

    Rules come amid increasing tensions, and even violence, at rallies.

    Donald Trump's campaign severely restricted journalists' movements Tuesday night in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, by keeping them in a press pen -- even apparently after the event ended -- and requiring them to have an escort when going to the bathroom.

    NBC News reporter Katy Tur tweeted that members of the media were told they couldn't leave the designated press area, often described as a pen, "while Trump is in the room." She added that this restriction is "now official policy that the secret service is enforcing."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-campaign-journalists-restricted_5655c50be4b08e945fea918f

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    1. They should be thankful they aren't being required to wear an armband, have their wrists tattooed and stay in re-education camps.

      Just give Trump time.

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  30. This is to typical, especially of the Republican Party. It makes great print so why bother to check the facts. Hey, I got more followers so they obviously don't care if what I say is true or not.

    And what happens when we question this doofus? We get dismissed, belittled or attacked.

    I really don't see the draw of this clown. Well, I do, but by a certain segment of the population. Personally, I don't understand the need to pander to the shady 80 mouth breathing knuckle draggers. They don't make up a significant portion of the population and you lose more voters than you gain with this sort of heinous grandstanding.

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  31. Anonymous7:15 AM

    No, Donald, you silly assed oompa loompa. No body expects you to fact check "millions of tweets". We expect you to fact check the ONE tweet that you re-tweeted. That's right. You had ONE job. And you fecked it up. You are, as you like to say. a loser.

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