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Trump lies every 5 minutes — according to science

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Last week, Donald Trump couldn’t decide if he was for violence or against it when during the debate. He claimed that he didn’t support it, after encouraging it earlier that week and then supported it again after he denounced it. In a press conference in front of a plate of steaks and Trump wine, The Donald challenged people to look up his 100% ownership in the companies. “The Daily Show” uncovered that Trump has, in fact, zero percent ownership in the steak and wine companies. It seems that another day means another lie from Donald Trump, but a research project from Politico Magazine proves it’s actually more than that.

After a week of fact-checking Donald Trump’s statements for a total of 4.6 hours of stump speeches and press conferences, from a rally in Concord, N.C., on Monday to a rally on Friday in St. Louis, they uncovered that Trump lies every five minutes. The estimated total was more than five dozen remarks that were mischaracterizations, exaggerations, or totally wrong.

Some of these Trump statements are distortions, such as saying he doesn’t take money from donors because he’s self-funding his campaign. The truth is, Trump has donate buttons all over his website and has hauled in nearly $7.5 million from donors other than himself. He is, however, self-funding approximately 70 percent of his campaign.

When it comes to actual policy issues, Trump gets into the most trouble. He continues to claim that the United States has a $500 billion trade deficit with China, a fact that has been debunked and debunked. Trump also doesn’t settle lawsuits, according to his statement about Trump University in the last Republican debate. Except, he does settle lawsuits.

He also gets confused easily when it comes to timing when throwing out his signature hyperbole. “The craziest thing I’ve ever seen six weeks ago” was an omnibus spending bill that was actually from back in December. Many of Trump’s opponents have commented on his obsession with the polls that present something positive about his candidacy, but Trump himself seems to get the numbers mixed up. Last week it was the claim that a Wall Street Journal poll showed Hispanic voters supported his campaign when it showed the opposite was true.

Last year, The Donald won the Politifact “Lie of the Year” award, so it isn’t as if these things are new or that it hinders Trump’s support among his followers. Whether it dissuades the critical independent voters remains to be seen.

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Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy

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While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.

According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.

The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.

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Wall Street Journal issues blistering editorial asking Trump what the point is of a second term

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In a blistering editorial, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.

During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.

"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."

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‘Crosses a line’: New York Times publisher unleashes on Trump for accusing paper of ‘treason’

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On Wednesday, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger wrote a blistering editorial in the Wall Street Journal, saying that President Donald Trump's latest attack on his paper "crosses a line."

First it was the "the failing New York Times." Then "fake news." Then "enemy of the people," wrote Sulzberger. "President Trump's escalating attacks on The New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He's gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues. Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.

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