Dinesh D’Souza continues to tell lies about President Obama and the Worldnetdaily continues to promote them. He’s now release an addendum to his ridiculous documentary claiming that Obama is deliberately trying to destroy America making this absolutely false claim:
In the 2012 highest-grossing documentary, “2016: Obama’s America,” political commentator Dinesh D’Souza made some startling predictions about the second term of Barack Obama – and now he has released a fresh, eight-minute addition to the film revealing how the president plans to “take America down a notch.”
D’Souza explains, “One of the predictions is that Obama would spend money promiscuously to raise the debt in virtual indifference to the impact of the debt on American citizens. In fact, Obama has been racking up the debt at the rate of $1 trillion a year. The debt has doubled in Obama’s term in office.”…
“Unfortunately, I wasn’t wrong. Wielding a weaponized national debt and a disdain for our standing in the world, President Obama draws us nearer and nearer to the dystopia that I warned against in 2016.”
This is a lie. President Obama took office in January, 2009, but that year’s budget was passed months earlier. The federal debt at the end of 2009 was $11.875 trillion. At the end of 2013, it is estimated to be $17.55 trillion, which means it’s actually gone up about 50%, not doubled. But you know who did double it? President Bush. At the end of 2001, the federal debt was $5.77 trillion; at the end of 2009, it was, as noted above, $11.875 trillion, more than double. So of course, D’Souza was making documentaries about Bush “wielding a weaponized national debt” back then, right? Yeah, I didn’t think so.
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