The Washington Post finds that 76% of the statements Trump made during last rally were false or misleading.

By |2018-07-11T16:05:24+00:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , , |17 Comments

And yet many news outlets will report what he says without any fact checking at all.

Courtesy of WaPo:

We’re doing something new: analyzing every factual claim from President Trump’s campaign rally in Montana on Thursday.

According to The Fact Checker’s database, the president had made 3,251 false or misleading claims at the end of May, and his average daily rate was climbing.

This side of Trump really comes alive during campaign rallies, so we wanted to do the math and find out whether the president speaks more fictions or facts in front of his crowds.

We focused only on Trump’s statements of material fact at the Montana rally, avoiding trivialities and opinions. We didn’t double-count statements when the president repeated himself.

According to our analysis, the truth took a beating in Montana. From a grand total of 98 factual statements we identified, 76 percent were false, misleading or unsupported by evidence.

Here’s a breakdown: 45 false or mostly false statements, 25 misleading statements and four unsupported claims. We also counted 24 accurate or mostly accurate statements. False or mostly false statements alone accounted for 46 percent of all claims.

WaPo reports that this rally was attended by 6,500 people and that every network reported his comments, most without correcting them for accuracy.

I am glad that at least the Washington Post is taking the time to fact check every shovel full of bullshit that his asshole slings to his supporters.

It might never change the minds of the slack-jawed knuckle draggers, but it will help to convince those who are well-intentioned but simply ill-informed. 

About the Author:

This blog is dedicated to finding the truth, exposing the lies, and holding our politicians and leaders accountable when they fall far short of the promises that they have made to both my fellow Alaskans and the American people.


  1. Anonymous July 11, 2018 at 6:24 am

    Inside Mueller’s New Army
    As the special counsel zeroes in on Russia’s online arsonists, he’s brought in a new crew of cyberspy fighters—and a straight-up street crime prosecutor, too.

  2. Paul July 11, 2018 at 6:39 am

    The majority of Dotard’s followers don’t care about facts. What they care about is his racial attacks. As long as Dotard continues to be a racist, he will not lose the support of his base.

    • Anonymous July 11, 2018 at 6:06 pm

      THIS. Amen and amen.

  3. anonymous July 11, 2018 at 7:12 am

    “Several months ago Montana Democrats had also raised concerns after supposed Green Party members turned in to the Secretary of State over 7,000 signatures on the final day of qualifying.

    These submitted signatures looked very suspect and it was later uncovered that several of the Green Party signature-gatherers had identified themselves in social media as not being part of the Green Party at all. In fact, they admitted in postings online that they were actually paid employees of Advanced Micro Targeting, a Republican political consulting firm based in Nevada that was hired to improperly obtain Green Party signatures in Montana.”
    “In a statement, Green Party spokeswoman Danielle Breck said the Democratic Party had assisted in the negative decision which resulted in what she called a violation of voters’ rights:

    “The Montana Democratic Party’s deep pocketed effort to suppress the vote in Montana has, for the moment, succeeded. The Montana Green Party, however, understands that it is not only our right, but also our duty, as citizens to do everything we can to stand up against such efforts.”

    Nancy Keenan, chairman of the Montana Democratic Party, said the ruling was a win for Democrats against what she called “the tactics of out-of-state Republican dark money groups that are blatantly trying to interfere in Montana’s democracy.””

    • anonymous July 11, 2018 at 7:50 am

      OT? $overeign citizen$ The Krumbo Butte Fire

      “the details of Trump’s move indicate he is less interested in reversing an unjust sentence than he is in giving a thinly-veiled “attaboy” to a small group of heavily armed chaos agents who seek to undermine the federal government’s proper role in managing public lands all across the western U.S.” “The Hammonds are not the Bundys. The ranching communities who found the Hammonds’ cause sympathetic did not generally hold Bundy’s bizarro-world revolution in the same esteem. Yet the response that Bundy was able to provoke – both from the armed officials who took his bait, and from reactionary citizens who took to mailing dildos to the occupiers during the standoff ”

      “his intended audience is the Bundys. Since prominent liberals took the bait in Malheur, and allowed the Hammonds’ real beef to be subsumed into a shaggier, cheaper culture war between the Bundys and the feds, Trump is positioned to give his base another pep rally-sized dose of own-the-libs pugnacity – one big enough to distract from the president’s own efforts to sell off protected wilderness to destructive mining and gas profiteers.”
      “Power. In less than 18 months, Trump’s team has moved millions of once-protected wilderness acreage in the Southwest back into drilling jeopardy; given up on the government’s winning legal position athwart foreign mining of Bristol Bay; invited the coal companies onto taxpayer land while re-opening a loophole to let them evade royalties payments on what they scavenge there; and generally cozied up to industry executives in every CONceivable way.” ‘ thumbs-up’

  4. Anonymous July 11, 2018 at 8:24 am

    Sadiq Khan: The Man Who Curtailed Trump’s Big Visit To London
    Trump’s reluctance to venture onto Khan’s patch is being seen as a victory for London’s Mayor.

    The Mayor of London was recently asked what he would do were Donald Trump to visit his city.

    Sadiq Khan, the first Muslim to lead not just the UK capital but any major western city, would have been forgiven for a dismissive reply.

    He has been the target of belligerent, racism-tinged tweets from the US President numerous times since winning City Hall in 2016 with an astounding 1.3 million votes, the largest personal mandate in British political history.

    But instead, the former human rights lawyer, who as the leader of a city plagued by knife crime is not without his critics, answered with a classy response that typified his ongoing feud with Trump.

    “I’d take him to the most diverse parts of London, where you can be who you are and be not just tolerated but respected, celebrated and embraced,” he said.

    Trump has finally secured the trip to Great Britain he has longed for, which will include tea with the Queen, a military parade and a press conference with Prime Minister Theresa May.

    But it’s not the state visit Trump wanted or that May promised on her visit to Washington in 2017. There will be no carriage ride with the Queen, an honour bestowed on the likes of Vladimir Putin and George W Bush. No visit to Buckingham Palace or even a trip to May’s official 10 Downing Street London residence. And no photo ops in front of the numerous famous landmarks that dominate London.

  5. Anonymous July 11, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Trump Kicks Off NATO Summit With Breakfast Rant: ‘Germany Is A Captive Of Russia’
    Trump slammed Germany over a gas pipeline deal with Russia.

  6. Anon July 11, 2018 at 8:53 am

    “Trump supporter” and “well-intentioned”

    From my perspective, “Never the twain shall meet.”

  7. Anonymous July 11, 2018 at 9:08 am

    ‘We continue our Women Thought Leaders series with Amy Siskind. In her recent book The List, Siskind details President Trump’s actions throughout his presidency. She says she worries about the U.S. going from a democracy to an authoritarian leadership.” A Caution to ALL of USa. 09, July 2018

    • Anon July 11, 2018 at 9:16 am

      “The shocking first-draft history of the Trump regime, and its clear authoritarian impulses, based on the viral Internet phenom “The Weekly List”.

      In the immediate aftermath of Donald Trump’s election as president, Amy Siskind, a former Wall Street executive and the founder of The New Agenda, began compiling a list of actions taken by the Trump regime that pose a threat to our democratic norms. Under the headline: “Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you’ll remember”, Siskind’s “Weekly List” began as a project she shared with friends, but it soon went viral and now has more than half a million viewers every week.

      Compiled in one volume for the first time, The List is a first draft history and a comprehensive accounting of Donald Trump’s first year. Beginning with Trump’s acceptance of white supremacists the week after the election and concluding a year to the day later, we watch as Trump and his regime chips away at the rights and protections of marginalized communities, of women, of us all, via Twitter storms, unchecked executive action, and shifting rules and standards. The List chronicles not only the scandals that made headlines but just as important, the myriad smaller but still consequential unprecedented acts that otherwise fall through cracks. It is this granular detail that makes The List such a powerful and important book.

      For everyone hoping to #resistTrump, The List is a must-have guide to what we as a country have lost in the wake of Trump’s election. #Thisisnotnormal

  8. anonymous July 11, 2018 at 9:34 am

    “privileging their “evangelical” identity ” ” “Evangelical” can serve as cover for sexism, racism, nativism, Islamophobia and homophobia. God is their excuse for hate.”
    “hope is not the vague optimism of Obama, but the precise hope of Christian theology. Hope rests on the truth of Jesus Christ.” “is ask his fellow believers: “Can evangelicals recover this confidence in God’s power – not just in his wrath against their enemies but in his ability to work out his purposes for good?” In other words, can evangelicals set aside the evangelical political playbook, which privileges the pursuit of political power and rests on nostalgia for a mostly mythical past? Can they truly trust in God?

    Instead of believing that the only way to safeguard Christian values is to influence legislation – most recently, by making a morally suspect strongman president – what if they actually lived those Christian values instead and let God take care of the rest?” “Fea urges fellow worshippers to forget the political demigods and return to the original nature of Christian hope. Remember God and remember his son. This, after all, is the essence of hope: the faith in Christ’s sacrifice and the trust that he will return. Fea’s request may seem simple enough, but it is a big ask, because he insists his fellow evangelicals need to relinquish the notion that America is a Christian nation.”

  9. Anonymous July 11, 2018 at 9:46 am

    It’s ALL happening IN PLAIN SIGHT:

    Children are being abused IN PLAIN SIGHT.

    Black lives are being lost IN PLAIN SIGHT.

    Women’s rights and LGBTQ rights are being threatened IN PLAIN SIGHT.

    GOP is looting America IN PLAIN SIGHT.

    Trump is conspiring with Russia IN PLAIN SIGHT.

    BREAKING: Texas pre-med student just told me that Trump’s ICE agents are threatening refugees who need medical help. Saying if they even complain, they will never see their kids again. Abuse is rampant and so is illness. Everyone needs to hear this report.

  10. Anonymous July 11, 2018 at 9:48 am

    I wish Trump’s stupidity was our problem. It is more sinister than that. It is intentional.

    Attacking the FBI.
    Attacking the press.
    Threatening our allies.
    Praising our adversaries.
    Emboldening neo-Nazis.
    Demonizing immigrants.

    He was installed to dismantle America from within.

  11. Anonymous July 11, 2018 at 10:44 am

    ‘Never thought I’d see this!’ Russian state TV gushes Trump is doing Putin’s job of wrecking NATO for him

    Julia Davis, who runs the Russian Media Monitor website, reports via Twitter that Association for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation President Tatyana Parkhalina told the Russian “60 Minutes” news program on Wednesday that she never dreamed she’d see an American president do so much to undermine his own country’s longest standing alliances.

  12. Anonymous July 11, 2018 at 10:48 am

    Neo-Nazi ‘Atomwaffen’ group is conspiring to overthrow the US government and create a ‘4th Reich’ in Canada

    Northern Order is apparently colluding with Atomwaffen, a neo-Nazi group founded in 2012 that’s connected to five killing in the US, including the murder of an openly gay Jewish student.

    Atomwaffen is technically part of the alt-right, but as Vice notes, the group, which openly advocates violence, is seen as extreme even within the fascistic alt-right movement.

    In addition to discussing violent acts ranging from attacks on journalists to overthrowing the US government, Atomwaffen is in discussion with their Canadian pals to create a white nationalist ethno-state in the wilds of Canada.

    Chats obtained by Vice seem to show that they want to create a hideaway in British Columbia favoring whites.

    Someone online-named Alba, based Canada, appears to be a go-between the Northern Order and Atomwaffen. They’re looking forward to “building a self-sufficient IRL community in rural British Columbia, homes, agriculture, basic businesses etc to be a life raft when it all goes down. Similar to what Craig Cobb tried to do without all the retarded fanfare.” Cobb is a white nationalist who tried to take over a small community in North Dakota.

    It’s not clear what survivalist skills Alba possesses that will aid them in the creation of an IRL “fourth reich,” which is also on the Atomwaffen agenda.

    Violent Neo-Nazi Group Has Disturbing Plans For Canada

  13. Anonymous July 13, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Isn’t that about his average during the campaign? 76% lies. But less than 24% is the truth, because some of those were half truths and only partially true. I think his “truth” is about 7%.

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