👺 T-RUMP’S Lies and Bigly Claims


  1. The claim: The COVID-19 would weaken “when we get into April, in the warmer weather—that has a very negative effect on that, and that type of a virus.  ”The outbreak would be temporary: “It’s going to disappear.  One day it’s like a miracle—it will disappear.”…  Lies…
  2. The  claim: If the economic shutdown continues, deaths by suicide “definitely would be in far greater numbers than the numbers that we’re talking about” for COVID-19 deaths…  Lies 
  3. The claim: “COVID-19 numbers are looking MUCH better, going down almost everywhere,” and cases are “coming way down.” Lies…
  4. The claim:  The pandemic is “fading away. It’s going to fade away”… Lies
  5. The claim: The pandemic is “getting under control.”… Lies
  6. The claim: “99%” of COVID-19 cases are “totally harmless.”   Lies
  7. The claim: “We now have the lowest Fatality (Mortality) Rate in the World.”   Lies
  8. The claim:   The T-RUMP White House rolled back Food and Drug Administration regulations that limited the kind of laboratory tests states could run and how they could conduct them. “The Obama administration made a decision on testing that turned out to be very detrimental to what we’re doing,” T-RUMP said….  LIES…
  9. The claim: The Obama White House’s response to the H1N1 pandemic was “a full scale disaster, with thousands dying, and nothing meaningful done to fix the testing problem, until now.”  THE TRUTH: Barack Obama declared a public-health emergency two weeks after the first US cases of H1N1 were reported, in California.  A month and a half ahead of T-RUMP…
  10. The claim: he T-RUMP White House “inherited” a “broken,” “bad,” and “obsolete” test for the COVID-19… THE TRUTH: The novel COVID-19 did not exist in humans during the Obama administration. 
  11. The claim: The Obama administration left T-RUMP “bare” and “empty” shelves of medical supplies in the national strategic stockpile.  THE TRUTH: The 2009 H1N1 outbreak did deplete the N95 mask supply and was never replenished, but the Obama administration did not leave the stockpile empty of other materials.  And a newer version of the N95 was in the works.
  12. The claim: Referring to criticism of his administration’s response, T-RUMP tweeted: “Compare that to the Obama / Sleepy Joe disaster known as H1N1 Swine Flu. THE TRUTH: Lies… They did a great job marks … didn’t have a clue!”    The claim: T-RUMP later attacked “Joe Biden’s handling of the H1N1 Swine Flu.”  The truth: Biden was not responsible for the federal government’s response to the H1N1 outbreak.
  13. The claim: Anybody that needs a test, gets a test. We—they’re there. They have the tests. And the tests are beautiful” and “If somebody wants to be tested right now, they’ll be able to be tested.”  NOT TRUE
  14. The claim:  In an Oval Office address, T-RUMP said that private-health-insurance companies had “agreed to waive all co-payments for COVID-19 treatments, extend insurance coverage to these treatments, and to prevent surprise medical billing.”  THE TRUTH: Insurers agreed only to absorb the cost of COVID-19 testing insurers, doctors, and hospitals.
  15. The claim: Google engineers are building a website to help Americans determine whether they need testing for the COVID-19 and to direct them to their nearest testing site. THE TRUTH:The announcement was news to Google itself—the website T-RUMP (and other administration officials) described was actually being built by Verily, a division of Alphabet, the parent company of Google. 
  16.   The United States has outpaced South Korea’s COVID-19 testing: “We’re going up proportionally very rapidly,” T-RUMP said during a Fox News town hall. The truth: When the president made this claim, testing in the US was severely lagging behind that in South Korea. 
  17. The claim:  America has “developed a testing capacity unmatched and unrivaled anywhere in the world, and it’s not even close.” THE TRUTH:: The United States is still not testing enough people and is lagging behind the testing and tracing capabilities that other countries have developed.   
  18. Another claim: The United States has conducted more testing “than all other countries together!”  Not totally true… “Cases are going up in the US because we are testing far more than any other country.  THE TRUTH:COVID-19 cases are not rising because of “our big-number testing.”   Sure 28,000 more dead disprove that…
  19. The claim:  The United States would suspend “all travel from Europe, except the United Kingdom, for the next 30 days,” T-RUMP announced in an Oval Office address.  THE TRUTH:  The travel restriction would not apply to US citizens, legal permanent residents, or their families returning from Europe.  
  20. Another claim: In the same address, T-RUMP said the travel restrictions would “not only apply to the tremendous amount of trade and cargo but various other things as we get approval.”
  21. The claim: All US citizens arriving from Europe would be subject to medical screening, COVID-19 testing, and quarantine if necessary. “If an American is coming back or anybody is coming back, we’re testing,” Trump said. “We have a tremendous testing setup where people coming in have to be tested … We’re not putting them on planes if it shows positive, but if they do come here, we’re quarantining.”   THE TRUTH: Testing is already severely limited in the United States. It is not true that all Americans returning to the country are being tested, nor that anyone is being forced to quarantine, more lies…
  22. The claim: “We stopped all of Europe” with a travel ban. “We started with certain parts of Italy, and then all of Italy. Then we saw Spain. Then I said, ‘Stop Europe; let’s stop Europe. We have to stop them from coming here.’”   THE TRUTH: The travel ban applied to the Schengen Area, as well as the United Kingdom and Ireland, and not all of Europe as he claimed. Additionally, T-RUMP is wrong about the United States rolling out a piecemeal ban. 
  23. The claim: “Everybody thought I was wrong” about implementing restrictions on travelers from China, and “most people felt they should not close it down—that we shouldn’t close down to China.”  THE TRUTH: While the WHO did say it opposed travel bans on China generally, Trump’s own top health officials have made clear that the travel ban was the “uniform” recommendation of the Department of Health and Human Services. Fauci and Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the COVID-19 task force, both praised the decision too.
  24. The claim: The T-RUMP administration’s travel restrictions on China were a “ban” that closed up the “entire” United States and “kept China out.”  THE TRUTH: Nearly 40,000 people traveled from China to the United States from February 2, when Trump’s travel restrictions went into effect, to April 4
  25. The claim: “I’ve always known this is a real—this is a pandemic. I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic and  I’ve always viewed it as very serious.”  THE TRUTH: Bullsh*t…

ED: BIGGEST FRICKIN LIE HE EVER TOLD  The truth: Trump has repeatedly downplayed the significance of COVID-19 as outbreaks began stateside. From calling criticism of his handling of the virus a “hoax,” to comparing the COVID-19 to a common flu, to worrying about letting sick Americans off cruise ships because they would increase the number of confirmed cases, Trump has used his public statements to send mixed messages and show doubt about the outbreak’s seriousness.

  1. The claim:  This kind of pandemic “was something nobody thought could happen … Nobody would have ever thought a thing like this could have happened.”   THE TRUTH: Experts both inside and outside the federal government sounded the alarm many times in the past decade about the potential for a devastating global pandemic.
     Two years ago, the legacy of Ebola outbreaks—including the devastating 2014 epidemic—to evaluate how ready the US was for a pandemic.  Ebola hardly impacted America—
    but it revealed how unprepared the country was.


ATCH 08-27-2020