Every time Donald Trump speaks, on any subject, someone in the MSM will automatically accuse him of lying. Some one recently claimed that Trump lied an average of 7.5 times per day. Once would think that Donald Trump is a serial liar who simply cannot tell the truth. But before reaching that conclusion it is important to understand how the MSM determines whether or not someone is lying. Following is the article by FactCheck.org which is hopelessly biased:
Trump was accused of lying because he said there was a “new” crisis at the U.S. Mexico Border. There are two problems here. One is that Trump did not say this was a “new” crisis, he said: “there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border.” The other is that if Trump was lying about calling this a “new” crisis, it would only be a lie if one admits that there was an existing crisis. The MSM argues there is not and never has been a crisis. This is just plan nonsense.
Trump was also accused of falsely claiming Democrats were refusing to pay for border security. Trump did say that, but only after he explained that he considers a border barrier to be an essential element of border security.
The article goes on to say Trump lied about how drugs come into the United States. Here is what Trump actually said:
Our southern border is a pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs, including meth, heroin, cocaine and fentanyl. Every week 300 of our citizens are killed by heroin alone, 90 percent of which floods across from our southern border.
This is called a lie, because most drug arrests happen at ports of entry. That argument is absurd. Government statistics only report drugs we find. There are no reports regarding the quantity of drugs we don’t find. That is the real problem. Since drugs are indisputably pouring in, it is obvious just monitoring ports of entry is NOT WORKING! Seriously, do Democrats really believe that criminals will always choose to try and sneak drugs through a port of entry, where they are far more likely to get caught, then to try and smuggle them across an open border with no fencing at all? This is just dumb.
Shepard Smith, who never passes up an opportunity to slam Trump, accused him of lying because he issued scary warnings about murders by immigrants. Smith made a snarky comment about how: “Statistics show that there is less violent crime by the undocumented immigrant population than by the general population.” This study runs directly counter to a cold hard fact. According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the percentage of inmates in federal prisons who are in the country illegally is 25%. That is a lot higher than the percentage of illegal immigrants in the population. In addition the GAO reported that criminal illegal aliens were arrested an average of 7 times. So the theory that illegal immigrants are far more wonderful people than the rest of us is more than a little suspect. In addition, even if this study came strictly from the lips of God, nothing Trump said about those murders was a lie.
What makes this more disgusting is that the MSM does the same thing all the time. If one black guy gets shot by a cop, the MSM pretends every cop is out to shoot innocent black males for walking while black. Statistics show the opposite is true but they don’t care. Every time there is a mass shooting, people like Shepard Smith immediately trot out the victims and make heart rendering screams about the need for more gun control. The liberal left NEVER resists exploiting personal tragedy for political purposes. In most cases, none of the proposed gun control efforts would have had any impact on the situation, but that inconvenient fact is ignored. Talk about hypocrisy.
Shepard Smith also said repeated the myth that Trump lied about how drugs entered the country. He, like most of the MSM just repeats Democratic talking points. Then Smith said that Trump lied about the trade deal helping to pay for the wall by saying the trade deal is not complete. I am not sure how that makes anything Trump said to be a lie. Finally, he claimed Trump lied about law enforcement professionals asking for the $5.7 billion. Technically, Smith is right about this’ Law enforcement professionals didn’t ask for $5.7 billion, they wanted a lot more. They asked for whatever it takes, which is probably closer to $25 billion. This is nothing more than deliberate parsing of words to make it appear as though Trump is telling deliberate lies.
Sadly, this garbage has been repeated numerous times on virtually every network. There is even a gambling site where people can wage bets on how many lies Trump tells each day. This is just ridiculous.
But my favorite is Jim Acosta, who is very skilled at doing something incredibly stupid. He just posted a picture of himself on twitter standing by a border wall saying:
“I found some steel slats down by the border. But I don’t see anything resembling a national emergency situation. At least not in the McAllen TX area of the border where Trump will be today.”
Duh. Maybe the reason there is no crisis in that location, is that THERE IS ALREADY A WALL THERE! Acosta actually made Trump’s case.
“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.”
If this fact checking technique was used to evaluate comments by any other politician, including Barrack Obama, they would be also be accused of lying every time they spoke. I suspect almost everyone would be guilty of serial lying by this standard. For example if you said it was hot yesterday, some jerk in MSM would sanctimoniously point out that it was only 102 degrees while the day before it was 105. Then they would call you a liar, ignoring the obvious fact that both temperatures actually are “hot.” This is evidence of nothing more than the extreme bias toward Donald Trump by the MSM and the sustained willingness to repeat absurd allegations about him.
The sad truth is a lot of people see this garbage and they really believe Trump is a serial liar. Some of the social media posts are beyond incredible. The good news is that most of them are Democrats, who would vote for Adolph Hitler if he ran as a Democrat. They are annoying, but they are far from the majority of people in this country. As a matter of fact, the rest of us are not as easily misled.