President Donald Trump has consistently inflated the number of jobs created by the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia — and a CNN panel on Tuesday documented how Trump’s estimate over the last few days has climbed from 40,000 to over a million.
After playing a supercut of Trump progressively raising the number of jobs supposedly creating by Saudi arms deals — from 40,000 to 450,000 to 500,000 to 600,000 to a million — host John Berman was utterly flabbergasted by how shameless the president is about making up facts.
“Unreal!” Berman exclaimed. “He’s either lying or he has magic.”
“That was the anatomy of a fabrication,” host Alisyn Camerota replied. “His last claim wasn’t good enough anymore, so he keeps upping the ante.”
“It’s a flat-out lie,” Berman said. “Because he knows that [only] one of those numbers is true.”
Panelist David Gregory then chimed in and called it “unseemly” that Trump was talking about jobs numbers at all when discussing arms sales to a country whose agents killed a journalist in their own consulate.
Pivoting back to Trump’s fabrications, Camerota wondered why the president’s voters were so untroubled by the way he lies about a seemingly endless array of topics.
“Doesn’t that make voters think, ‘Hm, maybe that 40,000 number is also made up whole cloth?'” she asked.
Watch the video below.
Condi Rice deflects Trump’s racism by saying slavery was just ‘a number of people being treated badly’
Former National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice on Sunday blamed Democrats for racism after she was asked about President Donald Trump's controversial bigoted statements.
During an interview on CNN, host Fareed Zakaria asked Rice about some of Trump's most racist statements, like telling Democratic congresswomen to "go back" where they came from. And when he said there were good people on "both sides" at a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville.
"When you hear Trump, this is a repudiation of everything you were trying to do," Zakaria pointed out.
"The president needs to be a lot more careful," Rice agreed. "Race is a very delicate and raw nerve in America. We have the birth defect of slavery, we have the birth defect of a number of people being treated badly."
Rand Paul snaps at Liz Cheney over Iran warmongering and announces plans to help her opponent
Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" with host Jake Tapper, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) took several shots at Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) over her desire to attack Iran and her defense of departed White House adviser John Bolton.
Asked about his ongoing feud with the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, Paul said the congresswomen is out of touch when it comes to American's taste for war.
“The Iraq War, President Trump has said, was the biggest geopolitical blunder of the last generation," Paul explained. "It destabilized the Middle East and increased the strength of Iran and tipped the balance toward Iran, so really there was nothing good about the Iraq war and Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney and John Bolton still don’t get it. They are still advocating for more regime change in the Middle East.”
‘There are some women who’d beg to differ’: Watch CNN anchor’s epic response to sexism in politics
On Saturday, CNN anchor S.E. Cupp gave a passionate lecture about the sexism female politicians face during political campaigns.
The host read a quote from a "top" advisor to former Vice President Joe Biden.
“I don't know of anybody who has taken as sustained and vitriolic a negative pounding as Biden ...really the most vicious press I think anyone's experienced,” the Biden advisor told Politico.
"Come again? What's that now?" Cupp asked in disbelief.
"I think there are some women who beg to differ," she noted.