Hurricane Dorian to Exterminate Life in Florida (or '2019 Hurricane Thread' if it misses us)

TravisRB69

Registered User
I'm so sick of hearing about that fucking graphic with Sharpie on it.

There's a FUCKING HURRICANE happening, and Trump using an old graphic that some anonymous unpaid intern set up for him is ALL the media wants to talk about.
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
I'm so sick of hearing about that fucking graphic with Sharpie on it.

There's a FUCKING HURRICANE happening, and Trump using an old graphic that some anonymous unpaid intern set up for him is ALL the media wants to talk about.
It's fucking inane.
 

MayrMeninoCrash

Liberal Psycopath
I'm so sick of hearing about that fucking graphic with Sharpie on it.

There's a FUCKING HURRICANE happening, and Trump using an old graphic that some anonymous unpaid intern set up for him is ALL the media wants to talk about.
The pundits really tackle the important issues don't they
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
Just saw a vid of North Carolina. My god, those people are slobs, too. I can't imagine what it looked like before the storm washed the trash away.
 

lajikal

Registered User
:haha7:

Trump is known for his signature writing tool — the Sharpie pen.

In fact, his thick and highly legible Sharpie scrawl has caused problems for the president in the past — giving away notes to his speech and making some of his private thoughts visible to the public.

Despite this, he has continued to use the Sharpie to sign executive orders, mark up drafts of important speeches, and add notes like "a teacher marking a quiz," Guardian writer Sam Wolfson wrote in July.
 

Pickle

Registered User
CNN literally showed a map graphic that depicted Georgia and Mississippi sharing a border.

 

DiggerNick

Well-Known Member
Donator
I'm so sick of hearing about that fucking graphic with Sharpie on it.

There's a FUCKING HURRICANE happening, and Trump using an old graphic that some anonymous unpaid intern set up for him is ALL the media wants to talk about.
But this is the thing that will finally take down Trump!
 

lajikal

Registered User
Not including #SharpieGate

President Trump has made 12,019 false or misleading claims over 928 days

President Trump has made 12,019 false or misleading claims over 928 days

The president has topped 12,000 in our database of false and misleading claims, adding about 20 a day in the past two months. (Meg Kelly, Sarah Cahlan/The Washington Post)


August 12

President Trump’s proclivity for spouting exaggerated numbers, unwarranted boasts and outright falsehoods has continued at a remarkable pace. As of Aug. 5, his 928th day in office, he had made 12,019 false or misleading claims, according to the Fact Checker’s database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement the president has uttered.

Trump crossed the 10,000 mark on April 26, and he has been averaging about 20 fishy claims a day since then. From the start of his presidency, he has averaged about 13 such claims a day.

About one-fifth of these claims are about immigration, his signature issue — a percentage that has grown since the government shut down over funding for his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. In fact, his most repeated claim — 190 times — is that his border wall is being built. Congress balked at funding the concrete barrier he envisioned, so he has tried to pitch bollard fencing and repairs of existing barriers as “a wall.”

False or misleading claims about trade, the economy and the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign each account for about 10 percent of the total. Claims on those subjects are also among his most repeated.

Trump has falsely claimed 186 times that the U.S. economy today is the best in history. He began making this claim in June 2018, and it quickly became one of his favorites. The president can certainly brag about the state of the economy, but he runs into trouble when he repeatedly makes a play for the history books. By just about any important measure, the economy today is not doing as well as it did under Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson or Bill Clinton — or Ulysses S. Grant. Moreover, the economy is beginning to hit the head winds caused by the president’s trade wars.

On 166 occasions, he has claimed the United States has “lost” money on trade deficits. This reflects a basic misunderstanding of economics. Countries do not “lose” money on trade deficits. A trade deficit simply means that people in one country are buying more goods from another country than people in the second country are buying from the first country. Trade deficits are also affected by macroeconomic factors, such as currencies, economic growth, and savings and investment rates.

Trump has falsely said 162 times that he passed the biggest tax cut in history. Even before his tax cut was crafted, he promised that it would be the biggest in U.S. history — bigger than Ronald Reagan’s in 1981. Reagan’s tax cut amounted to 2.9 percent of the gross domestic product, and none of the proposals under consideration came close to that level. Yet Trump persisted in this fiction even when the tax cut was eventually crafted to be the equivalent of 0.9 percent of GDP, making it the eighth-largest tax cut in 100 years. This continues to be an all-purpose applause line at the president’s rallies.

The president’s constant Twitter barrage also adds to his totals. More than 18 percent of the false and misleading statements stemmed from his itchy Twitter finger.

Trump’s penchant for repeating false claims is demonstrated by the fact that the Fact Checker database has recorded more than 300 instances in which he has repeated a variation of the same claim at least three times. He also now has earned 23 “Bottomless Pinocchios,” claims that have earned Three or Four Pinocchios and that have been repeated at least 20 times.

Even as Trump’s fact-free statements proliferate, there is evidence that his approach is failing.

Fewer than 3 in 10 Americans believe many of his most-common false statements, according to a Washington Post Fact Checker poll published in December. Only among a pool of strong Trump approvers — about 1 in 6 adults in the survey — did large majorities accept several, although not all, of his falsehoods as true.

The award-winning database website, created by graphics reporter Leslie Shapiro, has an extremely fast search engine that will quickly locate suspect statements the president has made. We encourage readers to explore it in detail. For this update, we have added a new feature that provides a URL for every claim that is fact-checked, allowing readers to post the link on social media.

Note: The Fact Checker welcomes academic research of the Trump claims database. Recent examples include work done by Erasmus University, University College London and the University of California at Santa Barbara. You can request our data files with an explanation of your research plans by contacting us at factchecker@washpost.com.
 
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