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NBC fact checks Trump’s claim Hillary Clinton is a ‘world-class liar’ and finds it to be a lie

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NBC News ran an extensive fact check on GOP presumptive candidate Donald Trump’s Wednesday speech intended to be an attack on his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.

Many of Trump’s claims did not hold water — including an accusation that Clinton is a “world class liar.” NBC found that just over half of Clinton’s claims checked out as true or mostly true, versus only 9 percent of Trump’s claims being true (2 percent) or mostly true (7 percent).

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Trump may well attribute the accusation to himself, because a whopping 59 percent of his claims were completely false, versus only 12 percent of Clinton’s.

In the course of the speech, Trump claimed that he had opposed to 2003 war in Iraq from the get-go — a claim that is not true.

Trump said Wednesday, “It all started with her bad judgment in supporting the War in Iraq in the first place. Though I was not in government service, I was among the earliest to criticize the rush to war, and yes, even before the war ever started.”

The only part of that claim seems to be that Trump didn’t serve in the military or government.

“In September 2002, Trump said he supported the Iraq invasion during an interview with Howard Stern,” NBC reports. “Then, in September 2003 – several months after the invasion, he said ‘It wasn’t a mistake to fight terrorism and fight it hard, and I guess maybe if I had to do it, I would have fought terrorism but not necessarily Iraq.'”

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Trump also claimed that Clinton’s email server was “easily hacked by foreign governments – perhaps even by her financial backers in Communist China – putting all of America in danger.”

This claim was also untrue. You can read the entire fact check here.

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House Republicans have 3 key defenses of Trump’s Ukraine extortion campaign — and they’re all terrible

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To any halfway objective observer, the first day of public hearings in House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, which are ongoing as of this writing, have not gone well for Trump’s defenders.

Bill Taylor, the top US ambassador in Kyiv, and veteran State Department official George Kent came off as principled and non-partisan as they delivered damning testimony about the Trump regime’s multifaceted campaign to coerce the Ukrainian government to announce an investigation into fringe right-wing conspiracy theories designed to deflect blame for interfering in the 2016 election from Russia and onto Ukraine.

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Progressives hilariously ridicule Donald Trump Jr.’s new book with their own Trump triggers #TriggerDonaldTrumpJr

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President Donald Trump's eldest child and namesake has published a book about liberals he says are "triggered" by conservatives. Ironically, it seems Donald Trump Jr. is the one who seems to be triggered by the reception he's getting from some on his book tour.

The hashtag, #TriggerDonaldTrumpJr has nothing to do with Jr's new book, rather it's progressives using his book title to mock the Trump child. Internet users were torn between mocking the young Trump for desperately trying to get his father's attention, scrambling to seem relevant, trying to launch his own political career, trying to make his own money and so much more.

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‘Blather and hysteria’: Conservative columnist explains why GOP anti-impeachment ‘antics’ just crashed and burned

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Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Rep. Devin Nunes of California and other House Republicans were clearly trying to rally the Trumpian base on Wednesday, when the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump offered its first public testimony. Jordan and Nunes aggressively tried to discredit the inquiry and the two witnesses who testified: diplomat William B. Taylor (U.S. ambassador to Ukraine) and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George P. Kent. But conservative Washington Post opinion writer Jennifer Rubin, in a Wednesday column, stressed that House Republicans — for all their “antics and conspiracy theories” — failed to show why Trump shouldn’t be impeached, while House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff and other House Democrats showed why he should.

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