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Friday, January 20, 2017

Surprise! Trump Book Full of Falsehoods

At The  Washington Post, Ian Shapira reports on a Trump book for sale at the National Museum of American History.  It is full of falsehoods:
On Trump’s years of challenging of Obama’s birthplace and citizenship: “Donald Trump took the fall for what should have been the fault of Hillary Clinton, whose campaign first propagated the misinformation about President Obama.”
On the Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s computers: No proof it was the Russians, the book maintains, despite the intelligence community’s assessment that the evidence against the Russians is overwhelming. “The Clinton campaign desperately claimed that Russia hacked the DNC and that Putin was trying to influence the American election. This was a strange maneuver on their part...Outside her most loyal supporters, the tactic flopped and most Americans were able to see through this blatant ma­nipu­la­tion to distract them from the ugly truth.”

On Trump’s surprise victory on Nov. 8: “Sweeping” and “decisive.” Clinton only won the popular vote by 200,000 ballots, though her edge was actually almost 3 million.
On Trump’s history of charitable giving: The new president “is a kind-hearted philanthropist and humanitarian,” though he went years without contributing any money to his own charitable foundation.