Patterico's Pontifications

2/15/2016

More Trump Lies That Big Media Won’t Mention

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:40 pm

This is the next installment in my “Big Media applies a different standard to Donald Trump” series.

DONALD TRUMP TOOK MONEY ALLOCATED FOR “SMALL BUSINESSES” AFTER 9/11

Via the Weekly Standard, we find this New York Daily News piece from 2006:

Donald Trump, the Rockefeller Group and Ford Models were among the tycoons and huge corporations that received federal 9/11 recovery grants earmarked by Congress for small businesses, a Daily News investigation has found. Other unlikely recipients include subsidiaries of corporate giants Dell Inc., Morgan Stanley, The AXA Group and the Bank of China, records show. Even World Trade Center leaseholder Larry Silverstein’s company qualified for some small-business recovery aid. The firms were allowed to collect small-business grants because the state agency that dished out the free money, the Empire State Development Corp., ignored the federal definition of a small business and adopted a much looser standard.

Good luck getting Big Media to press Trump on this. They would certainly press another candidate who went on and on about 9/11 the way Trump did after Cruz brought up “New York Values.”

TRUMP IS NOT SELF-FUNDING, BUT “JOURNALISTS” WON’T ASK HIM ABOUT IT

Bret Baier says Donald Trump’s “self-funding” line is important to voters:

Bret Baier also knows that the self-funding line is false:

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Blogger has idea:

Idea rejected:

I feel certain that another candidate who claimed he was self-funding but was not, would get called on it.

DONALD TRUMP DID NOT WARN US ABOUT GETTING INTO IRAQ BEFORE THE WAR STARTED

He keeps saying this, but nobody has found an instance where he said it before the war started. Many have tried. All have failed. You’re a Trump fan? Be the first human in history to prove this oft-asserted fact!

A presidential candidate who made such a claim, but could not prove it, would generally be called out hard in a debate or interview. Has this happened? I haven’t seen it.

TRUMP HATES COMPANIES MOVING TO CHINA AND MEXICO — BUT MANUFACTURES STUFF IN CHINA AND MEXICO

Enough said:

Hypocrite.

Stop applying a different standard to this man. His fans do. Don’t be chumps like them.


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