Trump said he would hold rally for Rafael Cruz in biggest stadium in Texas. Not even close.

Trump said he would hold a rally for Ted Cruz in Texas’ ‘Biggest Stadium’. The venue he booked is not even close.

With Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) facing an ongoing threat from El Paso Rep. Beto O’Rourke, President Donald Trump said in August that he would come to the Lone Star State to hold a rally for the embattled far-right senator.

“I’m picking the biggest stadium in Texas we can find,” he tweeted.

And yet the venue he actually picked is decidedly underwhelming.

The largest stadium in Texas is Kyle Field, which serves as the home field for the Texas A&M Aggies and has a seating capacity of roughly 103,000. Trump’s rally for Cruz, meanwhile, is scheduled to take place on Monday at NRG Arena in Houston — which seats just 8,000.

I don’t believe a hurricane hit Florida — it’s part of “the greatest hoax” and “fake news”

Denying climate change doesn’t stop its devastating effects.

As Hurricane Michael rips through homes and communities, we send our sympathies to all those in its path, but let’s also review what some leading Florida residents have said about climate change.

“One of the most preposterous hoaxes in the history of the planet,” scoffed Rush Limbaugh of Palm Beach. Gov. Rick Scott’s administration went so far as to bar some agencies from even using the term “climate change,” according to the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting (Scott denied this).

Myopic Floridians have plenty of company. President Trump dismissed climate change as a hoax “created by and for the Chinese.” Senator James Inhofe, a Republican of Oklahoma, “disproved” climate change by taking a snowball onto the Senate floor and noting that it was chilly outside; using similarly rigorous scientific methods, he wrote a book about climate change called “The Greatest Hoax.”

Alas, denying climate change doesn’t actually prevent it. North Carolina passed a law in 2012 prohibiting the use of climate science in certain state planning, yet that didn’t intimidate Hurricane Florence last month. And banning the words “climate change” isn’t helping Florida now.

In fact, how can we be certain that a hurricane even hit Florida?  Could be fake news.

Trump’s USA Today op-ed is filled with lies . . . most every statement he makes is a lie

Fact-checking President Trump’s USA Today op-ed on ‘Medicare-for-All’

Nearly every line of President Trump’s USA Today op-ed contained a false or misleading statement. (Meg Kelly/The Washington Post)

By Glenn Kessler

October 10 at 11:21 AM


Many of these are claims we have already debunked. Presumably, the president is aware of our fact checks — he even links to two — but chose to ignore the facts in service of a campaign-style op-ed. Medicare-for-All is a complex subject, and serious questions could be raised about the cost and how a transition from today’s health-care system would be financed. Trump correctly notes that studies have estimated that the program — under the version promoted by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) — would add $36 trillion in costs to the federal government over 10 years.

“As a candidate, I promised that we would protect coverage for patients with pre-existing conditions and create new health care insurance options that would lower premiums. I have kept that promise, and we are now seeing health insurance premiums coming down.”

Trump made this promise, but broke it. He supported Republican plans that would have weakened protections for individuals with preexisting conditions. His administration also has refused to defend the Affordable Care Act against a lawsuit that would undermine those protections. I
n effect, the Trump administration no longer supports a provision of the ACA, a.k.a. Obamacare, that makes it possible for people to buy insurance if they have preexisting health conditions. (We labeled this as a flip-flop.)

As for premiums, they have continued to increase on average, just at a lower rate than in the past. But experts say that without Trump’s moves to weaken the Affordable Care Act, premiums would be even lower in many states……

Read the full article for details of Trump’s lies.

Feds seize NY mansion of Russian mobster — who is good friends with Trump and Manafort

Federal officials “froze” a sprawling Upper East Side Manhattan mansion owned by Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, the New York Post reported Monday.

 For years, former Trump campaign manager and convicted felon Paul Manafort was on Deripaska’s payroll.

The seizure is the result of the Russian oligarch being placed on the U.S. sanctions list after allegations he is “involved in murder, money-laundering, bribery and racketeering.”

 Manafort was convicted in federal court in Virginia on eight counts and pleaded guilty to two additional counts in Washington, DC federal court.

The five story mansion, a half block east of Central Park, was built in 1899. Deripaska purchased it for $42,500,000 in 2008.

 The mansion is currently occupied by Dasha Zhukova, the ex-wife of Russian oligarch Roman Abrmovich, who is business partners with Deripaska.

“One of Zhukova’s good friends is Ivanka Trump. The two are so close that Zhukova and Abramovich often traveled and socialized with Trump and her husband, presidential son-in-law/adviser Jared Kushner, all over the world — from jet-setting hot spots in Russia and Croatia to Aspen and New York,” the NY Post explained.

 “Zhukova is dating Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos, while Abramovich reportedly is dating Deripaska’s estranged wife, Polina Deripaska,” the NY Post added.

FBI agents have reportedly sought Deripaska’s cooperation as part of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign.

Trump’s Scotland golf course losing millions; Russians bailing him out

President Donald Trump’s golf course in Scotland is losing millions of dollars and has yet to turn a profit, reported Bloomberg.

 Trump owns the 800-acre resort called Turnberry in Scotland’s West Coast. This resort saw a loss of 4.64 million pounds in 2017, which is equal to over $6 million dollars.

Eric Trump called the business at Turnberry, “competitive and challenging. [There are] factors that can be heightened by adverse weather conditions.”

“The crash in the oil price and economic downturn experienced in the northeast of Scotland has, however, resulted in a drop to local spending and consequently, revenues have decreased by 3 percent,” Eric Trump wrote. “By establishing cost controls and containment, the property was able to reduce its loss.”

Trump’s business loss highlights how his presidency has impacted his personal life. When Trump visited the resort in July he was greeted with protesters.

Trump also hasn’t made a profit from his resort in Aberdeen that opened in 2012.
Because British financial reporting requirements are different from those in the US, we have learned that money from Russia is used to cover the deficits generated by Trump’s European golf courses.  Which explains why he kisses Putin’s ass.