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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:32 PM

Trump bragged about a General Motors plant relocation that he made up

Source: Think Progress

During a meeting about trade with lawmakers at the White House on Tuesday, President Trump took personal credit for General Motors’ decision relocate a plant from South Korea back to the United States.

“GM Korea company announced today that it will cease production and close its Gunsan plant in May 2018 and they’re gonna move back to Detroit,” Trump said. “You don’t hear these things except for the fact that Trump became president, believe me, you wouldn’t be hearing that… and you have many others companies, they all want to be where the action is.”

There’s just one problem — Trump’s relocation announcement was fake news. The president appears to have just made it up.

It’s true that GM is closing a plant in South Korea. On Monday, General Motors released a statement announcing that it is closing its plant in Gunsan as a “necessary but difficult first step in our efforts to restructure our operations in South Korea.”

Read more: https://thinkprogress.org/trump-general-motors-plant-detroit-ffcf239dca69/

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Reply Trump bragged about a General Motors plant relocation that he made up (Original post)
demmiblue Feb 2018 OP
Watchfoxheadexplodes Feb 2018 #1
Fred Sanders Feb 2018 #4
MountCleaners Feb 2018 #30
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 2018 #2
Squinch Feb 2018 #3
forgotmylogin Feb 2018 #5
oasis Feb 2018 #6
BigmanPigman Feb 2018 #13
oasis Feb 2018 #15
BigmanPigman Feb 2018 #16
oasis Feb 2018 #17
Codeine Feb 2018 #23
procon Feb 2018 #7
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 2018 #11
Docreed2003 Feb 2018 #8
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Feb 2018 #9
red dog 1 Feb 2018 #18
Cold War Spook Feb 2018 #20
Virtual Burlesque Feb 2018 #21
syringis Feb 2018 #22
mr_lebowski Feb 2018 #28
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Feb 2018 #29
marble falls Feb 2018 #10
riversedge Feb 2018 #25
world wide wally Feb 2018 #12
dembotoz Feb 2018 #14
red dog 1 Feb 2018 #19
riversedge Feb 2018 #24
Progressive dog Feb 2018 #26
PatrickforO Feb 2018 #27

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:35 PM

1. As long as 30 percent of his ass kissers heard it

Being a lie does not matter.

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:45 PM

4. Lying daily in order to make us desensitized. We will never be afraid to point out the lies, daily

or not.

The action is in China and India these days, American purchasing will be overtaken soon in China and India not long after.

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 07:57 PM

30. I swear some people get all of their news from...

...his Twitter feed. They really have a phobia about anything remotely "liberal" and automatically think it's a lie.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:41 PM

2. olympic gold

How long before he takes credit for Olympic gold medals?

Also, is this 3rd person crap getting worse?

TrumPutin must go. Padded cell or just bars, but he's got to go.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:44 PM

3. Can you just imagine if ANY Democrat ever did this?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:54 PM

5. First he gripes legit news orgs are making "fake news"...

...and now he's pissed that they can't read his mind to report on the fake news he makes up.

Lewis Carroll has been reincarnated and is writing this all, right?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:57 PM

6. WH Press should confront Sarah HUCKSTERby with this. nt

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Response to oasis (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:56 PM

13. Why?

She lies as much as her Fuhrer. And the press follows HER rules like they did with Elaine Chao yesterday...."stay on message". The press should boycott all daily pressers since they just publish the W House lies. It is a waste of time.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:17 PM

15. Trump "accomplishments" will be higlighted in 2018 GOP ads.

Dems can counter GOP claims by rounding up snippets from press conferences and interviews.

Doing nothing gives the opposition a giant advantage.

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Response to oasis (Reply #15)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:24 PM

16. Dems are usually too "namby pamby"

to counter with anything. That is one of our problems. We let them kick sand in our faces year in and year out. I wish we would take off the gloves for once. Maybe then we would win more often.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #16)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:34 PM

17. I don't know which "namby pamby" Dems you are talking about.

Most of the Democrats I see in interviews have no trouble calling out GOP lies and setting the record straight.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 16, 2018, 10:03 AM

23. Codswallop.

Every Democrat in the party calls this asshole out on his bullshit all the time.

I don’t understand why people insist on pushing these false narratives.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 05:21 PM

7. Trump lies so often, most of them never get reported.

Even in a 24 hour news cycle, how do news show decide which of his lies is the most important and the public needs to be warned and informed?

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Response to procon (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:54 PM

11. gish gallop on steroids

It's the TrumPutin version of the gish gallop:


The Gish Gallop (also known as proof by verbosity[1]) is the fallacious debate tactic of drowning your opponent in a flood of individually-weak arguments in order to prevent rebuttal of the whole argument collection without great effort. The Gish Gallop is a belt-fed version of the on the spot fallacy, as it's unreasonable for anyone to have a well-composed answer immediately available to every argument present in the Gallop. The Gish Gallop is named after creationist Duane Gish, who often abused it.

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Gish_Gallop

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 05:57 PM

8. As long as that sound bite hits the FoxNews bubble

It doesn’t matter that it’s a lie to Trump. He doesn’t speak to the media or to us, he’s speaking to his brainwashed base.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:10 PM

9. Why does he refer to himself in the third person?

Seriously, is there some sort of psychological problem that makes him refer to himself by name rather than "I"?

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:48 PM

18. Good question!

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:59 PM

20. No,

he just thinks he is the Queen of England.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 16, 2018, 02:03 AM

21. Maybe he's trying to distance himself from himself.

I know I sure would.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 16, 2018, 04:06 AM

22. Call it

the "Roman Emperors syndrome"...

I never heard of such syndrome but Trumpig reacts in many ways just as Roman Emperors when the Empire was on decline.




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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 04:46 AM

28. Because he knows at least some newsreaders/anchors will quote his tweet verbatim

He always does that when it'll sound good for him ... i.e. "The memo completely exonerates Trump" ... he wants that read just like that, so casual listeners think that's the newsreaders interpretation of reality, not Trump's dictation.

Once someone brought that up a few weeks ago it's become very obvious when he chooses to call himself 'Trump' ... I promise you that is why/the goal.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #28)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 07:36 PM

29. That sounds about right. It would fit how he is able to manipulate the media so well.

Of course, he's still got that "believe me" tell for when he's just told a lie...

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:43 PM

10. Seriously. He just stood there and made it up????

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Response to marble falls (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 16, 2018, 10:49 AM

25. Video is at link. yup.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:55 PM

12. That is why he said,

"You don’t hear these things except for the fact that Trump became president, believe me, you wouldn’t be hearing that… and you have many others companies, they all want to be where the action is.”

First time he's been honest all year. You would NEVER hear that from anyone else.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:04 PM

14. daewoo name plate not exactly a big seller over here

was recently looking to get a cheap used car
and you can get a daewoo for not much money....problem seems to be parts are an issue and the cars seem to need lots of parts.

off brands do not frighten me...i bought a mitsubishi that i really kinda like, but daewoo was way to iffy

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:55 PM

19. K&R...Thanks for posting

I'm so sick of this pathological liar's daily bullshit!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Feb 16, 2018, 10:10 AM

24. I wish someone! at the meeting would have challenged him!! Just once!




...........But the statement doesn’t mention any corresponding plan to relocate operations to the United States. ThinkProgress reached out to General Motors for comment, and a company official said they have no knowledge of any plan to relocate production from South Korea to Michigan.

While fabricating a plant relocation is especially egregious, Trump’s “announcement” was far from the first time he’s tried to take credit for new jobs he actually had little or nothing to do with. At various points during his first year in office, Trump bragged about new jobs created by Toyota, Intel, Exxon, Charter Communications, Ford, SoftBank, Fiat-Chrysler, General Motors, Lockheed Martin, and Walmart that all were in the works before he was elected president.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Feb 16, 2018, 12:55 PM

26. Making stuff up

to deceive is Trump's only way of communicating.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 02:27 AM

27. So....you guys don't think GM will back his play?

LOL

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