When Trumps Lie

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When Trumps Lie

President Trump pictured with his son at a ribbon cutting for Trump Tower.

President Trump pictured with his son at a ribbon cutting for Trump Tower.

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President Trump pictured with his son at a ribbon cutting for Trump Tower.

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President Trump pictured with his son at a ribbon cutting for Trump Tower.

Matty Mendez, Reporter

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It has been a whirlwind week for fact-checking the Trumps as they attempt to qualify death tolls and glamorize the current economy.

As Hurricane Florence pushes down on the Carolinas, Donald Trump is still talking about Hurricane Maria, in the worst possible way. President Trump remains skeptical of Puerto Ricans and their ability to accurately measure devastation, tweeting that “3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico” because when he went to Puerto Rico, which he affirms was “AFTER the storm had hit,” the death toll ranged “anywhere from 6 to 18” Trump goes on to say that there is absolutely no fathomable way that Maria took a couple thousand more lives after Air Force One departed.

Some believe it was the Democrats exaggerating the disaster “to make [Trump] look as bad as possible.” The numbers, however, have absolutely no connection to the Democratic Party. They are instead, the product of independent researches from George Washington University, commissioned by Puerto Rico’s government. It is exceptionally easy to cry “fake news” but it is awfully harder to backpedal blatant lies that directly impact a grieving island.

Eric Trump was debasingly fact-checked Thursday on a Fox News podcast. He asserted a claim–more of a challenge- to the host Dave Anthony to “name quantifiable measure right now that we have in our society that’s not better off than it was 20 months ago.” He was, of course, taxing Anthony to praise the economy under Trump at the expense of former-President Obama.

Anthony retorted, citing that, though the economy is up and growing at a rate in the “low-4 percents” and there is “hope that that would continue,” the Obama administration showed spurts of growth of “over 5 percent… and over 4 percent more than once.” Eric Trump was skeptical of the validity of the host’s facts. He noted that he would look int0 the subject further, ever-so reluctantly. The podcast did the deeper research themselves and collected direct evidence directly refuting Trump’s false-facts and supporting Anthony’s report.

The hubris of Trump men, men with distinction, is unchallengeable but easily invalidated. The ability of the Trump family, an incredible power to pluck facts out the air and wield them against their foes, it goes by a very common pseudonym: lying.