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The Media Is Again Using False Claims as a Weapon to Destroy President Trump

The media is lying to you, America.

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The media has spent all day attacking President Donald Trump over his statements about the deaths in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria. But don’t believe the left. They are lying.

Trump raised the ire of the left with his comments that the federal response to Maria was good. Trump also panned the claim that 3,000 people died from the hurricane.

“3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000,” he tweeted on September 13.

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Trump followed that up with, “This was done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible when I was successfully raising Billions of Dollars to help rebuild Puerto Rico. If a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them onto the list. Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!”

The media lost its tiny hive mind over these tweets and over his subsequent comments to the press on the issue.

But as Breitbart News’ Joel Pollak noted, the media’s attacks are based on lies.

His opponents — including the media — have strained for more than a year to turn Hurricane Maria into his version of Hurricane Katrina, the devastating 2005 storm that prompted criticism of President George W. Bush’s response — even though state and local authorities had been far worse — and foreshadowed a Democratic takeover of Congress in 2006.

Leading the charge was CNN, which made a special effort to link Hurricane Maria in 2017 to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and made a temporary media sensation of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, who accused the Trump administration of neglect.

However, the media’s effort at the time was frustrated by several factors. First, experts praised the federal government’s response to Hurricane Maria, which posed special challenges because Puerto Rico is so far from the mainland U.S.

Second, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló himself praised the federal government’s response: ““The president and the administration, every time we’ve asked them to execute, they’ve executed quickly,” he told Fox News in September 2017.

Third, Puerto Rico was already something of a disaster before the hurricane hit, thanks to mismanagement by the territory’s government that led to a debt crisis in recent years. (Mayor Cruz herself is reportedly under FBI investigation for corruption.)

Pollak goes on to give examples of multiple media outlets saying that 1,200 and even fewer deaths occurred as a direct result of the hurricane. Far less than the 3,000 now ascribed to the storm.

But, more importantly, Pollak notes that the claims that 3,0000 or even 4,000 died from the storm is based on fake news reports and “sloppy” analysis.

In truth, the extremely high numbers that the media are passing around today are not factual. But it isn’t the number of deaths the media cares about, here. It is the fact that the media can use the false claims as a weapon to destroy Trump. So, don’t believe these inflated numbers. The media is lying to you, America.

 

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Obama In 2008: We Can Only Trust Mail-In Ballots If Signatures Are Verified (Watch)

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John Salvatore

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It’s pretty amazing how Democrats can flip the switch. They hated the Electoral College for a long time…until their guy “won.” Many of them, like Barack Obama and Rep. Jerry Nadler (NY), once said mail-in voting is rife with fraud. But again, because their guy “won,” they refuse to speak the truth. Cowards. Here’s what the worst president in American history said in 2008 on MSNBC, “Well, I think we have to figure out whether this is fraud proof. I mean, Oregon has a terrific mail-in system but they’ve already scanned everyone’ signature whose registered to vote so that they can check to make sure that in fact the right people are voting.” WATCH: https://twitter.com/RaheemKassam/status/1331942266018082819 LOOK: https://twitter.com/Barnes_Law/status/1332354346307108869?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1332354346307108869%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2020%2F11%2Fflashback-obama-says-mail-ballots-can-trusted-signatures-verified-video%2F Even though Dems claim voter fraud isn’t real, Nadler said in 2004 that it was very real. WATCH: View this post on Instagram After admitting this, Jerry Nadler and Democrats have so little shame that they are advocating for mail-in voting?! A post shared by Dinesh D'Souza (@dineshjdsouza) on Aug 4, 2020 at 7:40am PDT WATCH: https://twitter.com/JudiciaryGOP/status/1276216650442964994?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1276216650442964994&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fdem-rep-jerry-nadler-calls-antifa-imaginary-and-gets-dragged-by-twitter-and-destroyed-by-jim-jordan%2F

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Olbermann: You’re Absolutely ‘Right’ We Want to Criminalize Policy Differences (Watch)

The TDS may never disappear!

John Salvatore

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If you don’t agree with us, you should be ostracized or even imprisoned. That’s how the left thinks. That’s how crazy they have become. The left is clearly comprised of communists and socialists and they’re not even afraid to hide it anymore. Keith Olbermann is one of the worst they have to offer. The former ESPN host blabbered, “G– d**n it! When the policy differences are between maintaining American democracy and substituting racist, one party rule. You’re G– d**n right, we want to criminalize policy differences that might exist between the outgoing administration and the administration that is about to take over.” WATCH: https://twitter.com/stillgray/status/1331426604724043777?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1331426604724043777%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fyoure-g-dn-right-we-want-to-criminalize-policy-differences-olbermann-says-out-loud-what-cnn-merely-implies%2F In short, Olbermann is a goon. To him, the only opinion that matters is the left’s. Who employs this guy, these days? WATCH: https://twitter.com/MattWalshBlog/status/1314718453295702016?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1314718453295702016%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fprominent-left-winger-rants-that-amy-coney-barrett-should-be-forcibly-removed-from-our-society-will-cnns-fdabg-care%2F From New York Post: Keith Olbermann is leaving ESPN again. This time, he insisted it’s on good terms. Olbermann announced on Twitter that he will be offering political commentary on a new YouTube show, “The Worst Person in the World,” that begins on Wednesday. WATCH: https://twitter.com/KeithOlbermann/status/1313602428340764672 Well, he got the title of his show correct.

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