Trump Tweets Thursday AM Shutdown Lies In Desperate Attempt At Winning

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There truly is a Trump tweet or quote for every occasion. Anything he says, he’s contradicted in the past. It’s rare, however, to find a Trump tweet that contradicts him just hours after he tweeted or said something entirely different.

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Less than 48 hours before typing the above tweets, Trump told reporters on Christmas Day that the federal workers currently working without pay, with no idea when their next paycheck will come, told him that they want the shutdown to continue until the wall is funded. Their union leaders have proven that this is not true, printing quote after quote from those workers who say the shutdown needs to end.

How can the federal employees both want to go without paychecks because they want the border wall so badly if they’re mostly Democrats? They can’t, which means Trump is telling another of his easily debunked lies.

Another egregious lie, perhaps one of his worst, came during that post-Christmas Day spur-of-the-moment visit to the troops. Trump told them as if they wouldn’t immediately know he was just lying that he got them the ten percent raise this year, the biggest pay raise in history. That raise was actually 2.4 percent. Since the raises are based on the Employment Cost Index (ECI), it was the raise required under the law, not some boon offered by Trump out of respect for the troops. President Obama raised military pay exactly as according to the law, as well.

Twitter called Trump out on his newest lies. Read some of their comments below:

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