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Trump’s False Claims

Published / by Stephen Chapel

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Post convention false claims:

  • Trump said on Monday that a plane “almost completely loaded with thugs” wearing “dark uniforms” had been headed to the Republican National Convention to do “big damage.” The claim is similar to a baseless conspiracy theory that spread online over the summer, well before the convention.

  • He has declined to condemn the killings of two protesters in Kenosha, Wis. He instead defended the 17-year-old charged in the shootings — a Trump supporter named Kyle Rittenhouse — saying he was acting in self-defense. Trump also promoted a Twitter post that called Rittenhouse “a good example of why I decided to vote for Trump.”

  • He defended violence committed by his supporters in Portland, Ore., who fired paintballs and pepper spray at Black Lives Matter protesters.

  • He compared the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha to missing “a three-foot putt” in a golf tournament.

  • He claimed that “people that you’ve never heard of” and “people that are in the dark shadows” are controlling Joe Biden.

  • He claimed Democrats were trying to “destroy” suburbs with “low-income housing, and with that comes a lot of other problems, including crime.” He added that Cory Booker — one of the highest-profile Black Democrats — would be “in charge of it.”

  • He predicted that the stock market would crash if Biden won.

  • He said that Biden, at the Democratic National Convention, “didn’t even discuss law enforcement, the police. Those words weren’t mentioned.” In fact, Biden held a discussion at the convention on policing, with a police chief.

  • Trump claimed that he “took control of” the situation in Kenosha by sending in the National Guard. In fact, Wisconsin’s governor, not the president, sent the National Guard.

  • He retweeted messages asserting that the pandemic’s death toll was overstated. Evidence indicates the opposite is true.

  • He said that protests against police brutality were actually a secret “coup attempt” by anarchists “trying to take down the President.”