Donald Trump is the master of lying. He's built a campaign on deception in order to portray a certain image of America, one that largely consists of hate. Doing all that work to spread fear isn't easy but luckily we've compiled a list of the five times Trump has rewrote history to support his warped message.
Reason 1: He Mocks The Handicapped
Trump publicly mocked Serge Kovaleski, a journalist with a physically disability. Donald then claimed to have never met Kovaleski, despite the reporter having written about Trump's troubled business dealings for the N.Y. Daily News from 1987 to 1993.
Kovaleski says aside from all those meetings Trump should remember him when he covered the launch of the Trump Shuttle and spent an entire day with Trump in 1989. Of course Trump probably wanted to forget about the debt-burdened airline as it closed within its first year of operations.
When asked specifically about having met Kovaleski, Trump's response was to slam the New York Times for asking the question and disgustingly claim Kovaleski was grandstanding on his disability. Here's the Quote:
"Somebody at the financially failing and totally biased New York Times said that, over the years, I have met Mr. Kovaleski. Serge Kovaleski must think a lot of himself if he thinks I remember him from decades ago -- if I ever met him at all, which I doubt I did. He should stop using his disability to grandstand and get back to reporting for a paper that is rapidly going down the tubes."
Reason 2: Muslim's on Rooftops
Trump proclaimed there were thousands of Muslim's dancing on rooftops in Jersey City. Here is Donald Trump's Quote:
"I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of people were cheering."
It is so terribly offensive to say that thousands of Muslims were cheering on rooftops when there simply isn't any proof. It's scapegoating and sick but this wasn't the first time Trump used targeted xenophobia to activate a specific groups of people into supporting him.
Reason 3: Trump Claims To Be a Great Businessman
Trump is a brand and nothing more. At this point, he's basically just rubber stamping of his name on things. Donald Trump has zero to do with the daily management of these businesses that sport his name. However, those businesses should do give us a good reflection of the man behind the empire.
- Expired yogurt
- Month old caviar
- Two week old tomato sauce
- Expired peanut dressing
- An improperly functioning freezer
- Five month old duck
- Undercooked halibut
- Improperly thawed raw tuna
The botulism is supposed to be delicious.
Reason 4: Trump's Extramarital Affairs
Nearly 30 years ago Gary Hart's presidential bid was destroyed on the innuendo and inconclusive facts of an affair with Donna Rice. Yet, today we have Donald Trump working on his third marriage after an extramarital affair with Marla Maples. Trump certainly doesn't back down from his infidelities.
At one point Donald had a radio show called Trumped! The show ran from 2004 to 2008 and infidelity was a continual topic. In one episode Trump shared his disappointment with Boeing's decision to fire an executive because of an extra-marital affair. He said quote:
"If you really did a poll, I would bet you most of the powerful men running companies are having affairs."
Reason 5: Trump's Philanthropy or Lack Thereof...
For an alleged billionaire, Trump is pretty stingy with his money. He set up a foundation to give his money away but in the past 15 years he's donated less than $3 Million dollars. In an interview in 2004 with Howard Stern Trump was asked if he was making more than a million dollars from The Apprentice show. Trump said he was getting a lot more than that and Stern estimated it was more like $2.5 million. Trump said quote:
"Yeah, I don't do it for that. I'm giving the money to charity."
Once again naming AIDS research as one of the benefactors but the facts speak for themselves and the Trump charitable foundation only gave $1,000 to AIDS research that year.