“If Donald Trump’s lips are moving or his small thumbs are tweeting, he’s lying.” This statement has become representative of standard operating procedure in the White House. Last week was the same as the week before, and what this week will offer to the American people; lies and misdirection.
Last week he announced “the start of a new era” in energy: “We will put our miners back to work. … My administration is putting an end to the war on coal.”
The truth is that natural gas has replaced the need for coal; it is cheaper and cleaner; and Trump’s lift of regulations will only benefit the owners of mines.
Trump loves to take credit for things he has not done. “Big announcement by Ford today. Major investment to be made in three Michigan plants. Car companies coming back to U.S. JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!”
Ford announced this move in 2015 under President Obama’s Administration. The company will be upgrading three of its Michigan plants, and hire 130 more workers.
“We approved the permit to finally build the Keystone XL pipeline and clear the way to completion of the Dakota Access pipeline, thousands and thousands of jobs.”
The Keystone pipeline will create approximately 42,100 temporary jobs over a two-year period as needed. Only 50 permanent jobs will be added. The Dakota pipeline has fewer needs, and is near completion.
Press Secretary Sean Spicer made a fallacious claim that Republicans worked with Democratic presidents to approve Supreme Court nominees.
These appointments are always contentious, and just 15 months ago Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, refused to hold hearings for Merrick Garland.
Trump claimed that the Keystone pipeline would be built entirely with American steel; completely false. Some American steel will be used to construct the Keystone and Dakota pipelines.
Sean Spicer also claimed that everyone agrees that no one in the Trump administration colluded with Russia during the election.
This is literally insane. No one, except Trump and his circle of sinners, has stated that this allegation is false. Quite the opposite, new information is revealed daily that several members of Trump’s campaign team talked to Russian agents in 2015 and 2016.
Trump told the Senate that together they would fix healthcare quickly, and that it would be easy.
Trump almost admitted previously that he was wrong when addressing the senate. In February he stated: “I have to tell you, it’s an unbelievably complex subject.”
Finally, the truth. Trump knows nothing, makes promises he knows he will be unable to keep, and has done nothing positive in nearly two-and-one-half months. What he has done is use taxpayer money for 13 golf excursions, and trips to Mar-a-Lago.
By James Turnage
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