Trump’s State of the Union Speech Was Full of Lies

Trump’s State of the Union Speech Was Full of Lies February 6, 2020

Here’s a shocker: Trump’s State of the Union speech on Tuesday was packed with self-serving lies. They ranged from big to small, but perhaps the most blatant one was when he claimed that he and other Republicans would always protect those with pre-existing medical conditions despite having tried very hard to do the exact opposite for a decade now.

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Daniel Dale of CNN flagged that one in the advance copy of the text of the speech and immediately corrected it:

I’d love for Trump or any Republican in national office point to a single proposal or action taken that would actually protect those with pre-existing medical conditions. I’d say we’ll wait, but we’ve been waiting for a decade now without a single answer ever given to that question. Because they’re lying.

Dale also quickly caught this one:

So it was that damn Obama administration that was in place when we became the largest producer of oil and natural gas combined. They didn’t do anything to achieve that, of course; It resulted from the development of fracking, which is hardly a cause for celebration.

And on and on it went, one lie after another as Trump took credit for things he either did not do or has actively opposed. And so it goes, as the late, great Molly Ivins liked to say at the end of her columns.


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