All four of them made campaign promises, And not just any campaign promises but their most strongly announced and repeated campaign promises, that they not just broke but did the diametrical opposite of at the first opportunity. Bush one: "read my lips no new taxes." Clinton: "middle-class tax cut". Bush two: "no nationbuilding". (Repeated and emphasized many times in the debates.) Obama: "if you like your doctor you can keep your Dr.". "I have a spending cut to match every proposed spending increase" repeated no fewer than three times in the final debate after the economy had crashed and he knew full well that he would be proposing $1 trillion stimulus package. "Most transparent administration in history". Then they went out and threw journalists in jail for espionage and hacked journalists personal computers and etc.His CIA spied on the Senate and his CIA director lied to the Senate about it under oath with impunity.
Trump has done nothing comparable. his most prominent promise was the wall, and while he hasn't finished it yet it is clearly apparent he is trying and has completed some of it. He certainly has not done the opposite like his predecessors. in the meantime, the illegal immigrant population is at its lowest in the decade according to pew http://www.pewhispanic.org/2018/11/27/u-s-unauthorized-immigrant-total-dips-to-lowest-level-in-a-decade/?utm_source=Pew+Research+Center&utm_campaign=b99ad0051c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_11_28_06_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3e953b9b70-b99ad0051c-400018517 and he said the Army to meet the caravan. His other promises he has mostly fulfilled including a ban on flight from terrorist countries, a major tax cut, renegotiating all the tariffs and treaties, bolstering the military, appointing conservative judges, etc.
In the first tweet trump asked the house to pass an immigration bill even though he cautioned it wouldn't pass the Senate.
In the second Tweet he said he never pushed the bill. This is perfectly reasonable in context. He didn't for example call any Congressman and tell them to pass the bill. He sent a tweet. Big deal not exactly pushing. He supported the bill and expressed his support. It's not misleading to say he didn't push it.
For this to be hailed on the Internet, as the number one Lie shows you that a lot of people are just looking to twist his words into lies which is the reason they think he's lying.
In natural language you have to look for the person's intention to understand that. The meaning of the words is what is sensible in context. There was plainly no intent to deceive because the other tweet was right there on the page next to it. He didn't delete it. The transparent meaning in context is that he hadn't pushed it as opposed to supported it.
The last time I looked at the list https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/trump-claims-database/?utm_term=.a39bb1a55d48 the number one emphasized "lie" was that they didn't like him truthfully tweeting out the number of jobs gained since election day since they felt he should tweet out the number since Inauguration Day. But his tweets on the subject were perfectly factual and stated exactly that the statistic was since election day. Also his point of view that he should get credit for the jobs added between election day and Inauguration Day is perfectly reasonable since economic actors are forward-looking and his chief economist posted a number of statistics that were dis–continuously positive the day after election. small business confidence and hiring decisions jumped on election day because obviously they were looking forward to deregulation and tax cuts so it is perfectly reasonable for Trump to claim credit. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/press-briefing-press-secretary-sarah-sanders-cea-chairman-kevin-hassett-091018/ they might and you might have a different opinion about the cause of the job gains between election day and Inauguration Day, but to say that Trump's tweets which were clearly stated and factual are lies or even misleading is itself a lie.
Currently the "most repeatedly claim" is "there is no collusion there never was any collusion". They argue this is misleading because Mueler is still investigating. But this is ridiculous. There has never been any credible evidence put forward after a year of surveilling trumps campaign and two years of investigation by 17 dedicated investigators. We now know that the Trump campaign refused several entrapment attempts into collusion. Nobody is misled by Trump's tweets. He has a right to state his opinion especially when it is supported by extensive evidence. Again to point this is misleading is itself a lie.
Trump has been investigated out the wazoo without finding anything. He must be the cleanest politician in history. He's been investigated by the 17 angry Democrats led by Mueller for more than two years spending $25 million and counting. They made several attempts to entrap his campaign without success. He's been under surveillance including spies and wiretaps and the wiretaps began when he was considering entering the 2012 race.
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