Another day, another omission, another Jared Kushner Lie.
Jared Kushner “enriched himself” by not revealing his ownership of a real estate tech business that raised millions of dollars while he served in the government, said a member of the House Judiciary Committee, calling it part of a pattern of unethical behavior that he believes should cause the White House Senior Adviser to be stripped of his security clearance.
More from Newsweek here.
The president perpetuates more lies in Charlottesville attack — media exposes the truth!
“You had a group on the other side that came charging in without a permit, and they were very, very violent. . . . You had a lot of people in that [white nationalist] group that were there to innocently protest and very legally protest, because you know — I don’t know if you know — they had a permit. The other group didn’t have a permit.”
— President Trump, remarks during a news conference on infrastructure, Aug. 15, 2017
In blaming both sides for the violence in Charlottesville that left one person dead, President Trump twice asserted that the people protesting white supremacists and neo-Nazis lacked a permit, unlike the groups that gathered to protest the possible removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
But that’s turned out to be false, according to documents and interviews obtained by our Washington Post colleague Justin Moyer. More from the Washington Post here.
Vice President Mike Pence lies to PBS NewsHour about Steve Bannon’s military career.
But that’s not what Trump’s VP Mike Pence told PBS’ NewsHour the other day.
“But we value Steve Bannon’s input. Here’s an individual serving in a war, a captain in the United States Navy, a partner at Goldman Sachs, successful businessperson who brings a strong perspective into discussions.”
Yeah, not so much. We already know that Bannon was just a lieutenant, not a captain. And Bannon served from 1977 to 1983. No wars during that time. More details from AmericaBlog here.
Trump boasts another falsehood about his Time Magazine covers stating he’s been on it “15 times this year!”
Trump appeared at CIA and stated:
“I have been on their cover [of Time Magazine] like, 14 or 15 times. I think we have the all-time record in the history of Time Magazine. Like, if Tom Brady is on the cover, it’s one time, because he won the Super Bowl or something, right? [Laughter.] I’ve been on it for 15 times this year. I don’t think that’s a record, Mike [Pompeo], that can ever be broken. Do you agree with that? What do you think?”
TIME MAGAZINE told Politico’s Playbook Trump has actually been on the cover 11 times. He was on the cover this week, 8 times in 2016, once in 2015 and once in 1989. Richard Nixon was on the cover 55 times.
Follow Politico’s Playbook here.
President Trump used his CIA appearance as an opportunity to boast about his magazine covers and inauguration crowd attendance. Both of the claims were blatantly false, provable by facts. Why the president continues to utter falsehoods confounds the American public.