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6 Promises That Got Trump Elected…He’s Lied About All of Them

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6 Promises That Got Trump Elected…He’s Lied About All of Them


Donald Trump cannot help lying. It’s who he is. It’s his nature. He doesn’t care what he said to get elected. He doesn’t care what promises he made. He doesn’t care if he contradicts himself within the same paragraph, let alone in the time between Election Day and Inauguration Day.

Donald Trump is the King of Flip-Floppers.
Politico has put together a list of some of Trump’s biggest flip-flops and contradictions.  There are probably dozens, or hundreds, more that could’ve been included. Here are some of the highlights:

On his predecessor:

“I think president Obama has been the most ignorant president in our history…President Obama when he became president, he didn’t know anything. This guy didn’t know a thing. And honestly, today he knows less. Today, he knows less. He has done a terrible job.” (Press conference in Florida, July 27, 2016)

The Flop: “I have great respect…I very much look forward to dealing with the President in the future, including counsel. He explained some of the difficulties, some of the high-flying assets and some of the really great things that have been achieved.” (White House, November 10, 2016)

On Obamacare:

“It’s gotta go.” (CNN, July 30, 2015)

The Flop: “I like those [the prohibition against insurers denying coverage because of patients’ existing conditions and a provision that allows parents to provide years of additional coverage for children on their insurance policies] very much.” (Wall Street Journal, November 11, 2016)

On the border wall:

“Jeb Bush just talked about my border proposal to build a “fence.” It’s not a fence, Jeb, it’s a WALL, and there’s a BIG difference!” (Twitter, August 25, 2015)

The Flop: “There could be some fencing.” (60 Minutes, November 13, 2016)

On gay marriage:

“If I’m elected, I would be very strong on putting certain judges on the bench that I think maybe could change things…I don’t like the way they ruled…I would strongly consider [trying to appoint justices to overrule the decision on same-sex marriage].” (Fox News Sunday, January 31, 2016)

The Flop: “It’s irrelevant because it was already settled. It’s law. It was settled in the Supreme Court. I mean it’s done…And I’m fine with that.” (60 Minutes, November 13, 2016)

On locking her up:

“If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation. There has never been so many lies, so much exception. There has never been anything like it. We will have a special prosecutor. I go out and speak and the people of this country are furious. The long time workers at the FBI are furious. There has never been anything like this with emails. You get a subpoena and after getting the subpoena you delete 33,000 emails and acid wash them or bleach them. An expensive process. We will get a special prosecutor and look into it. You know what, people have been—their lives have been destroyed for doing one-fifth of what you have done. You should be ashamed.” (Second Presidential Debate, October 9, 2016)

The Flop: “I don’t want to hurt the Clintons, I really don’t…It’s just not something that I feel very strongly about.” (New York Times, November 22, 2016)

On deporting illegal immigrants:

“We have at least 11 million people in this country that came in illegally. They will go out.” (CNN-Republican Debate, February 25, 2016)

The Flop: “What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, we have a lot of these people, probably two million, it could be even three million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate.” (60 Minutes, November 13, 2016)

On the Electoral College:

“The electoral college is a disaster for democracy.” (Twitter, November 06, 2012)

The Flop: “The Electoral College is actually genius in that it brings all states, including the smaller ones, into play. Campaigning is much different!” (Twitter, November 15, 2016)

The Re-Flop: “I’d rather do the popular vote.” Says he was “never a fan of the electoral college.” (New York Times, November 22, 2016)

 

Trust us, Donny, we’d rather go with the popular vote too.


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