CNN unearthed the many occasions President Donald Trump falsely claimed that he built the Vietnam War Memorial in New York City to demonstrate the inappropriate way he has treated the military.
The Washington Post revealed the brag to be a fraud in 1984, but Trump still used it in 2015 as an example for how he is better on helping the troops than Democrats. Trump got five draft deferments for the Vietnam War due to alleged bone spurs.
“You would hope the idea here is that people should be accurate about what they’re doing,” retired Col. Cedric Leighton told CNN’s Erin Burnett. “Whether they did something that you know, benefits charity, or you know, that benefits, in this case, President Trump. That’s great if you really did that, that’s fantastic. But the issue here is you have to be truthful and the key victim in this, I think is the truth.”
He went on to say that as an intelligence officer he was taught to be “operationally accurate,” which he described as an accuracy of 100 percent.
“This idea that facts don’t matter is something that is corrosive,” he continued. “Not only to our institutions, but to our very democracy itself and that is something that really has to change. Because we cannot function on hypocrisy.”
FBI has ‘no intelligence’ Antifa was involved in Sunday’s violence at DC protests: report
Attorney General Bill Barr and President Donald Trump have tried to blame Antifa -- or anti-fascists -- for violence in the protests against police injustice. But the public data has backed up their case, and even their on intel disputes the argument.
"he FBI’s Washington Field Office “has no intelligence indicating Antifa involvement/presence” in the violence that occurred on May 31, according to an internal FBI situation report obtained exclusively by The Nation. That same day, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he would designate Antifa a terrorist organization, even though the government has no existing authority to declare a domestic group a terrorist organization," Ken Klippenstein reported for the magazine.
NYC protesters defy curfew — with a profane message for Mayor Bill de Blasio
Protesters in New York City continued to march after 8 p.m. on Tuesday -- in open defiance of a curfew order from Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Jan Ransom, who covers courts and jails for The New York Times, posted video of protesters chanting, "f*ck your curfew."
Wonder what protesters think about @NYCMayor’s 8 pm curfew?
Just listen. pic.twitter.com/8H38XNGfQt
— Jan Ransom (@Jan_Ransom) June 2, 2020
DC police demand people standing in line to vote go home — even though they’re exempt from curfew: report
Although Washington, D.C. is under curfew due to the George Floyd protests, the DC Board of Elections and Mayor Muriel Bowser have made clear that anyone waiting to vote in the district's primary elections are exempt from the curfew.
But according to the reports of at least one voter, some police in the district are still telling people waiting in line to vote to disperse and return to their homes.
THIS MOMENT IN WASHINGTON, DC:• A citywide curfew in effect• It's election day• Voters are exempt from the curfew• This line to vote is stretches all 4 sides of the block• Peaceful protests underway only blocks away@NBCLX @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/5uru5Yow1E