Saturday morning marked the 8th anniversary of Donald Trump joining Twitter and to ‘celebrate’ the occasion, CNN’s Victor Blackwell walked his audience through eight of Trump’s biggest lies on the social media platform that helped launch his presidency.
“You know that today marks eight years since President Trump joined Twitter,” Blackwell’s segment was introduced. “His tweets may be coming back to haunt him. From his language about the travel ban on the campaign trail through the recent wiretapping claims, the president’s words are putting him in a bind.”
Blackwell then ran down Trump’s lies beginning on Election Day 2012 where Trump asserted “global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing noncompetitive.”
“This is one that President Donald Trump promoted for years despite no evidence that the Chinese created climate change,” Blackwell explained. “According to NOAA and NASA, nearly all of the 17 hottest years occurred since 2000. After his November 2016 election win, Trump conceded a human impact on climate change telling the New York Times, ‘I think there is some connectivity, some something. It depends on how much.”
Blackwell then moved on to debunk seven more whoppers — including Trump’s recent accusation that former President Barack Obama wiretapped his office.
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A historian explains why Robert E. Lee wasn’t a hero — he was a traitor
There’s a fabled moment from the Battle of Fredericksburg, a gruesome Civil War battle that extinguished several thousand lives, when the commander of a rebel army looked down upon the carnage and said, “It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.” That commander, of course, was Robert Lee.
The moment is the stuff of legend. It captures Lee’s humility (he won the battle), compassion, and thoughtfulness. It casts Lee as a reluctant leader who had no choice but to serve his people, and who might have had second thoughts about doing so given the conflict’s tremendous amount of violence and bloodshed. The quote, however, is misleading. Lee was no hero. He was neither noble nor wise. Lee was a traitor who killed United States soldiers, fought for human enslavement, vastly increased the bloodshed of the Civil War, and made embarrassing tactical mistakes.