Four Weeks In

Number 43 of a series

Do I need to keep going on with this? Daniel Dale, with the Washington bureau of The Star, compiled a list of 80 fabrications by the Snowflake-in-Chief, all during the first four weeks of the new administration. That was so many days ago, and more recently Trump’s other pratfalls have since advanced to front and center stage. His determined effort to humiliate himself (also the American image in the process) has eclipsed his unfamiliarity with the truth.

However, forge ahead I must. History is waiting. Here is number 43:

43. Feb. 6, 2017 — Twitter

The claim: “Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election.”

In fact: None of the polls are “fake news” — deliberate attempts to mislead. Even if “fake news” is simply defined as “wrong,” Trump is still incorrect: election polls were actually quite accurate. Both ABC’s final tracking poll with the Washington Post and NBC’s final poll with the Wall Street Journal gave Hillary Clinton a three-point national lead; she won the popular vote by 2.9 points. The final CNN poll, two weeks before voting day, had Clinton up five points.

Daniel Dale’s list has since grown. As of 23 March the count was up to 143. How long can he keep this up? Better yet, how long am I going to keep this up?

Until there is no skin left.

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