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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.

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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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Fox News commentator slammed for mocking Joe Biden’s decision to wear a mask

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On Monday, during his observance of Memorial Day, former Vice President Joe Biden donned a face mask in accordance with CDC guidelines — a contrast with President Donald Trump, who has frequently refused to wear a mask even in some places that require them.

But Fox News senior analyst Brit Hume went out of his way to mock how Biden looked wearing it.

This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public. Biden today. pic.twitter.com/9l1gw1ljBE

— Brit Hume (@brithume) May 25, 2020

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GOP Leader un-endorses Republican candidate for ‘hateful rhetoric’ on social media

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On Monday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced he was revoking his endorsement of Ted Howze, the Republican candidate for California's 10th Congressional District, per Politico.

“In light of Mr. Howze’s disappointing comments, Leader McCarthy has withdrawn his endorsement," said McCarthy spokesperson Drew Florio. "As the Leader has previously stated, hateful rhetoric has no place within the Republican Party."

Howze's support within the Republican Party leadership has collapsed after a series of racist Facebook posts were unconvered, in which he called Black voters "political slaves," compared young immigrants to pedophiles, and said Muslims are incapable of being good American citizens.

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Florida seniors are ‘highly susceptible’ to coronavirus — which could hurt Trump’s reelection chances

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On Monday, The Washington Post examined the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on older voters' politics, and in particular how it is hurting President Donald Trump with the critical demographic in Florida — a state that is almost mandatory for the president to win for a second term.

"While Democrats have worried about Biden’s struggles to excite younger voters, older voters who are upset with the president are poised to be potentially more influential in November, especially in swing states whose populations skew their way, like Florida, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Michigan and Wisconsin," reported Jenna Johnson and Lori Rozsa. "In Florida, more than 20 percent of those who voted in the 2016 election were over age 65, according to exit polls. In 2016, Trump won the Florida senior vote by a 17-point margin over Clinton, according to exit polls. The state ranks as one Trump must almost certainly win to insure his victory, while Biden has other paths to the White House."

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