In fundraising speech tonight, Trump says he made up facts on trade in meeting with Trudeau. "I didn’t even know. ... I had no idea. I just said ‘You’re wrong.’" Government data shows Trump was wrong. Post has the audio. w/ &
Bragging about lying to an ally. How stupid. How Trump. Even worse he didnt know we have a surplus
Good morning! The president just admitted that he attended a negotiation with the leader of our closest ally, was completely ignorant of the matter being negotiated, then just made some shit up to cover his ignorance. He then boasted about it all.
In fundraising speech, Trump says he made up information in meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
“It’s the bowling ball test. They take a bowling ball from 20 feet up in the air and drop it on the hood of the car,” Trump said of Japan. “If the hood dents, the car doesn’t qualify. It’s horrible,” he said. It was unclear what he was talking about.
Trump says out loud what we all know: He just makes stuff up. A challenge for journalism I don’t know how to solve.
DC area man who constantly tweets unhinged rants about “FAKE NEWS” boasts about how he just made up a bunch of stuff while trying to start a trade war with Canada.
Umm, 🚨🚨 | Trump "also seemed to threaten to pull U.S. troops stationed in South Korea if he didn’t get what he wanted on trade ..“.We have right now 32,000 soldiers between North and South Korea. Let’s see what happens.”
In fundraising speech, Trump says he made up facts in meeting with Justin Trudeau, via
WARNING: this story will trigger trade policy wonks on several levels.
In fundraising speech, Trump says he made up trade claims in meeting with Justin Trudeau - The Washington Post
As Trump wings it with one of the United States’ closest allies, absent of the facts on a central issue, how will he handle the North Korean dictator in two months time?
In fundraising speech, Trump says he made up trade claim in meeting with Justin Trudeau
President admits he doesn’t know what he’s talking about, goes on to prove it. This is amazing.
Trump laying groundwork for appeasing North Korea by withdrawing US troops in exchange for something on icbms
Trump’s high-stakes NKorea summit won’t make progress unless we stay united with SKorea, avoiding sending Kim Jong Un the impression he can split the alliance. Yet last night 👇, Trump threatened to pull troops out of SKorea if they don’t cut a trade deal.
We’ve had presidents who lied before. I’m pretty sure we never had a president who bragged publicly about lying before.
In fundraising speech "seemed to threaten to pull U.S. troops stationed in South Korea if he didn’t get what he wanted on trade with Seoul..."
“Our allies care about themselves. They don’t care about us.” Just curious, GOP members of Congress, do you agree with Trump?
In the run up to an incredibly consequential summit with NK, implying the US may withdraw its forces from the Korean peninsula over a dispute is problematic for several reasons. <THREAD>
Now we have Trump bragging that he can be uninformed and make up stuff about one of our closest allies and get away with it. Alternative facts gone international. He is seizing power and swerving towards dictatorship at an alarming pace now.
Trump boasted in a fundraising speech today that he made up facts in a meeting with Justin Trudeau, saying that the U.S. runs a trade deficit with Canada without knowing whether or not that was the case, WaPo reports.
Audio of the speech, where Trump boasts about deceiving Trudeau, was obtained by The Post
“The Office of the United States Trade Representative says the United States has a trade surplus with Canada.”
“Made up information” seems like such a long-winded way of saying “lied”…
Just when we lose our capacity to be shocked
That’s ok Mr. President. It’s not like Justin Trudeau doesn’t know the facts. The only people who believe anything you say are your sad ass supporters and even they are waking up (Pennsylvania)
Trump lying to Trudeau is a very big deal. Aside from the incident further debasing the presidency, which matters, it’s one of the clearer examples of Trump boasting about being both deceptive and ignorant. He is winging it as , and is proud of it.
This big WaPo scoop (left) is that Trump privately told the exact same story today that he publicly told a rally crowd in a speech four months ago (right)
Did Trump just threaten to pull U.S. troops out of South Korea if he didn’t get his way on trade? “We lose money on trade, and we lose money on the military. We have right now 32,000 soldiers on the border between N. and S. Korea. Let’s see what happens.”
In fundraising speech, Trump says he made up trade claim in meeting with Justin Trudeau - The Washington Post
Dear Canada, HELP! We’ve been taken hostage by a 71-year old troll with bad hair implants. Please save us.
Trump just admitted he was bullshitting Trudeau about an alleged trade deficit. Just making stuff up. If Putin wants our closest allies to doubt if they can trust us, he's sure getting his money's worth with Trump.
I quit. I am going off and writing fiction, where narratives this on the nose are panned as amateurish
It would appear that the President of the United States believes the Japanese drop bowling balls on American cars to determine if they can be imported into the country
. has a story on Trump's speech to a private audience in California. And some comments about it, apparently - which they append to their "straight news" story.
Trump said a lot of untrue things in a speech, which isn’t unusual. What is unusually is that he’s making policy on them. So he’s either lying to justify his policies, or he’s basing his policies on wild, unfounded allegations that he truly believes in.
“We lose money on trade, and we lose money on the military. We have right now 32,000 soldiers on the border between North and South Korea. Let’s see what happens.” KJU just found his deliverable
If countries start to doubt our extended deterrence guarantees, it won't stem from the fact that we don't have enough low-yield nukes (we do). It will be because our President sees fit to trash and even lie to our our closest allies.
In fundraising speech, Trump says he made up facts in meeting with Justin Trudeau
Extraordinary! If he were a business executive he would have been fired. Allies deserve better than this guy!
In fundraising speech, Trump says he made up trade claim in meeting with Justin Trudeau (and other claims) #ThisIsGoingWell
This story eviscerates the bogus notion that, in exempting Mexico and Canada from tariffs on steel and aluminum, Trump was softening his trade stance.
A key question now is if President Trump is willing to break with past US positions and put withdrawal of military forces on the table. Recall that he seems to have already considered such a move within the context of trade tensions with Seoul.
Sorry , you’re not being responsible journalists parroting the account. Call it what it is. lied. Call a lie a Lie.
I lie a lot, says lying liar... 🇺🇸 #MAGA
For those misguided few who look forward to Trump acting on his instincts: read this article.Attacks on allies, no mention of Russia. Operative sentence: "It was unclear what he was talking about."
It's news that Trump makes stuff up? In fundraising speech, Trump says he made up trade claim in meeting with Justin Trudeau
Deceiving Mr. Trudeau, then bragging about it. These are not the considered statements of a leader.
The thing that people need to understand is the reason Trump lies is he enjoys it. Same reason he said he sexually assaults women: It makes him feel powerful to commit bad acts and get away with it.
“'It’s the bowling ball test. They take a bowling ball from 20 feet up in the air and drop it on the hood of the car,' Trump said of Japan. 'If the hood dents, the car doesn’t qualify. It’s horrible.'" I agree. Poor car!
A novel Trump innovation, to make up fake facts in one-on-one discussions with foreign leaders
why is this a thing to brag about also someone should explain to Trump the difference between a trade deficit vs a trade surplus
In fundraising speech, Trump says he made up facts in meeting with Justin Trudeau - The Washington Post
In fundraising speech, Trump says he made up trade claim in meeting with Justin Trudeau
Trump says he's sick of keeping troops in South Korea. “We have a very big trade deficit with them, and we protect them. ... Our allies care about themselves. They don’t care about us.” If I were South Korea or Japan, I'd be looking to get some nukes.
international relations tantamount to me trying to haggle out of a bed-stuy studio broker’s fee
this is not a one-off -- he made the same mistake in recounting his conversation with Trudeau last month
Trump tells GOP donors he made up facts when meeting w/ -whom he calls a "nice guy, good looking guy" Via
He can’t be bothered with briefings so he’s unprepared for meetings and thus just makes stuff up. Who’s going to want to work with him? Esp given his well known views of allies confirmed by him here. America First = America Alone
Trump boasts about making things up on trade deficit with Canada: "I didn’t even know. ... I had no idea. I just said ‘You’re wrong.’"
Very glad this is the guy who will be negotiating nukes with North Korea.
I just want to curl up in a ball and cry sometimes.
Is this The or ...? "In fundraising speech, Trump says he made up facts in meeting with Justin Trudeau" and complains about South Korea as he is about to go face-to-face with North Korea's Kim Jung-un
In fundraising speech, Trump brags that he ignorantly bullshitted Justin Trudeau in claiming US has a trade deficit with Canada via
Wow, well this is a horrifying article. In fundraising speech, Trump says he made up facts in meeting with Justin Trudeau
“It was unclear what he was talking about.”
This story is so overblown, mostly by reporters talking about it now.
Lies and brags about it -- really, this is the kind of person to hold up to kids as a role model?? In fundraising speech, Trump says he made up trade claim in meeting with Justin Trudeau
Trump lies, brags and threatens behind closed doors.
Say whatever the fuck serves you. Because Trump.
Fake facts? In fundraising speech, Trump says he made up trade claim in meeting with Justin Trudeau
You can't make this stuff up: In fundraising speech, Trump says he made up trade claim in meeting with #cdnpoli
People overestimate the extent to which Trump is delusional, and underestimate the extent to which he's a pathological liar
If this weren’t par for the course (golf metaphor intentional), this would be humiliating. As it is, thinks most Americans love that he’s a grifter. He’s (I hope!) wrong.
It must be maddening to negotiate with the United States in this environment.
In fundraising speech, Trump says he made up facts in meeting with Justin Trudeau
Behold and wonder.
You can't make this stuff up. Oh wait, maybe you can.
What a fucking fool. Yeah, Canada knows you're full of shit. So does the rest of the world.
In fundraising speech, Trump says he made up trade claim in meeting with Justin Trudeau
In fundraising speech, Trump says he made up trade claim in meeting with Justin Trudeau - Why would he do this?
Boasting about ignorance, lying, and making sh*t up, all in one fell swoop.
In fundraising speech, Trump says he made up trade claim in meeting with Justin Trudeau
In fundraising speech, #Trump says he made up trade claims in meeting with #cdnpoli
In fundraising speech, Trump says he made up trade claim in meeting with Justin Trudeau