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Wed May 8, 2019, 10:38 PM

AP FACT CHECK: Trump brings Puerto Rico fiction to Florida

Source: Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Trump brings Puerto Rico fiction to Florida

By CALVIN WOODWARD and HOPE YEN
May 8, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump brought his enduring fiction about hurricane aid for Puerto Rico to a rally crowd in Florida on Wednesday.

Pledging unstinting support for more hurricane recovery money for Floridians, he vastly exaggerated how much Puerto Rico has received.

Trump laced his speech in Panama City Beach with a recitation of falsehoods that never quit, touching on veterans’ health care, the economy, visas and more. A sampling:

TRUMP: “We gave to Puerto Rico $91 billion” — and that’s more, he said, than any U.S. state or entity has received for hurricane aid.

THE FACTS: His number is wrong, as is his assertion that the U.S. territory has set some record for federal disaster aid. Congress has so far distributed only about $11 billion for Puerto Rico, not $91 billion.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/587202f6106f48579a4f5406b841da26

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Reply AP FACT CHECK: Trump brings Puerto Rico fiction to Florida (Original post)
Eugene May 8 OP
SHRED May 8 #1
Skittles May 8 #3
sheshe2 May 8 #2
struggle4progress May 8 #4
WA-03 Democrat May 8 #5
Shrike47 May 9 #7
BigmanPigman May 9 #6

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2019, 10:41 PM

1. You mean he's a liar?

Holy shit.

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Response to SHRED (Reply #1)

Wed May 8, 2019, 10:47 PM

3. and a racist?

I am shocked

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2019, 10:42 PM

2. No wonder he lost so many billions over the years.

11 is 91 or is 91...11. Man can't even count.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2019, 10:53 PM

4. knr

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2019, 11:54 PM

5. Call me craven

But if he did give $90b to PR I be willing to forgive this lie and only this lie.

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Response to WA-03 Democrat (Reply #5)

Thu May 9, 2019, 12:19 AM

7. He counted in expenditures far into the future. Fact check article indicates he paid a small % of 90

In other words, lying his ass off. As usual.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 12:17 AM

6. He even thanked the crowd for paying their taxes too.

He's a heck of a guy, isn't he? He also told them that if they aren't getting relief it is due to "Democrat Obstruction".

If any of his crowd still buys his BS and they are struggling with hurricane damage I have no pity for them. They know who and what they are supporting so I REALLY DON'T CARE!

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