It wouldn't be politics if someone wasn't lying. That, unfortunately, has become to be a well-known fact. They could be lying about their taxes, their emails, their sexual relations with women, any topic under the sun could be riddled with lies.
Yet, because we know that, we have a slight advantage. We have a way to go back and check the facts, and filter out the lies that flow from each candidates mouth like honey from a jar. In fact, Hillary Clinton encouraged us to do it. The entire debate last night was filled with her asking the audience to go and check her “fact checkers.” So that's exactly what we did. We checked the facts.
Hillary stated that “when I became Secretary of State, Iran was weeks away from having enough nuclear material to form a bomb.”
In the words of Donald Trump, “Wrong.”
That is inaccurate. A Foreign Correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin said, “Clinton claims Iran was ‘weeks away’ from a nuclear bomb. No intelligence estimate from any country supports that. Wrong.”
Sorry Hillary, that fact doesn't check out.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump weren't alone in the lying game in last night's debate. Lester Holt joined in the fun. Lester claimed that Donald Trump had supported the war back in 2003. Although Donald Trump tried to protest this “fact,” it fell on deaf ears.
However, Neil Cavuto, a man who had an interview with Donald Trump back in 2003 about the war, released a video of the interview. Unfortunately for Lester, the video proves his “fact” was nothing more than a lie.
In the video Trump says,” …I mean he would go in and attack. He wouldn’t talk. I mean we have to, you know, it’s sort of like either do it or don’t do it…. Well, he’s [Bush] either got to do something or not do something perhaps. Because perhaps he shouldn’t be doing it yet. Perhaps we should be waiting for the United Nations…”
Sorry Lester but you lied.
The next one goes to Presidential Nominee Donald Trump. During the debate, Trump denied that he ever claimed that Global Warming was invented by the Chinese. However, if you go back through his Twitter feed to November 6th, 2012, you will see him say, “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”
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Hillary Clinton claimed that she had a plan to make college debt-free to students going to in-state Universities or Community Colleges. However, according to the College Board her “financial help” would only cover a large portion of the debt. The majority of college tuition is to cover Room and Board.
It just so happens that Room and Board is the one thing that Hillary's plan doesn't account for. That would leave a rough estimate of $18,943 for the students to handle themselves.
Sorry Hillary but it looks like you didn't tell the full truth now did you?
When the topic of Stop and Frisk was brought up Lester Holt claimed that the reason that New York got rid of the practice was because the courts found it to be unconstitutional. However, Trump pointed out, that the practice was taken out of New York before the courts came to that decision. Therefore, proving him wrong.
Trump pointed the finger at Hillary for his next lie. He claimed that the rumor that President Obama had falsified his birth certificate started inside Hillary's 2008 campaign.
There have been claims that a group of Hillary supporters started the rumor. However, PolitiFact found “no evidence to support,” that theory. If there isn't any evidence proving it, it can't be a fact.
That's another strike against you, Donald.
The last lie comes from Hillary. Hillary claimed that she was against [TTP] after it was negotiated.
Unfortunately for her, fact checkers found that to be false. Back in 2012, she claimed it was the “gold standard” of trade agreements. She even went on to champion for the agreement in other venues around the world.
Politicians lie, we all know that. It would be a strange sight to see a Presidential Debate that actually was filled with only the truth.
Let's hope some more honesty can be found in the second Presidential Debate.
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