President Donald Trump offered a long-winded and factually absurd address to the Republican National Committee Convention on Thursday.
Immediately following the speech, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow gave a fast fact-check of some of the untruths Trump claimed in his speech.
“I think it might be helpful if I just did like a real quick speed-read, auctioneer fact check just on some of the top lines,” Maddow said. “This was more than an hour-long speech by the president. We think this is the second-longest acceptance speech ever given by an american president, topped only by the other one that he gave in 2016.”
“There was a lot and a lot of it was wrong — factually wrong,” Maddow noted.
She then fact-checked Trump on his false claimed there are “lifesaving therapies” for COVID-19 and America’s “disastrously failed testing system.”
“When the president said we have pioneered the fatality rate, he was blundering there, but he might have been correct in that blunder,” she noted.
“Joe Biden does not support abortion at the time of birth. The New York police department has not endorsed Donald Trump’s re-election. There have not been 300 new miles of wall built,” she continued.
“It was Barack Obama who signed the Veterans Choice Act,” she noted. “Our troops are not coming home.”
“Joe Biden has not promised to abolish the production of energy in the United States. Joe Biden will not bulldoze the suburbs,” she noted. “This talk about pre-existing conditions in terms of whether or not people can get health care, the Republican Party and the Trump administration explicitly is in court right now fighting to abolish the protections for people who have pre-existing that were part of the Affordable Care Act that’s going to be before the Supreme Court exactly one week after the election on November 10th. They are fighting to abolish protections for people with pre-existing conditions.”
Trump declared war on mail-in voting — he ended up shooting himself in the foot
Donald Trump's war on mail-in voting seems, like many of his schemes to steal the election, to be backfiring.
As much as he may publicly deny it, Trump knows he's unpopular and cannot win a free and fair election. So he has determined that the best way to hang onto power is to keep as many Americans from voting as possible. Since nearly the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Trump has been waging war against mail-in ballots, which many millions of Americans are using this year in order to avoid crowded and unsafe polling places.
WATCH: Lincoln Project targets Pennsylvania voters with devastating new ad as Trump visits the state
In a new ad released Tuesday for The Lincoln Project, the narrator says, "There's mourning in Pennsylvania. Today, hundreds of thousands of Americans have died from a deadly virus Donald Trump ignored. Praising China's response instead of heeding the warnings, then blaming them to cover his own failures."
The ad continues, "With the economy in shambles, people in Pennsylvania are still out of work. One of the worst economies in decades."
The ad was released on the same day President Donald J. Trump planned to visit the state.
Watch the video below.
‘Every day we get punched in the face’: Eric Trump brags ‘they hate us so much’
President Donald Trump’s son Eric Trump is hitting the campaign trail to help his father’s flailing re-election efforts. On Tuesday he headed to Michigan where he chatted with Trump supporters and delivered a short speech.
“There’s not a week that goes by that we’re not parodied on Saturday Night Live,” Eric Trump said. “You know, that’s fine. I actually take it as a badge of honor, to tell you the truth, because it means they hate us so much because we’re doing something right. Does that make sense? Meaning, if they parody you and they want to put that much energy into you, that means that you’re being incredibly effective, does that make sense?”