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Trump tries to win over New Hampshire voters ― by shamelessly lying to them

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20.08.2019

By Scott Martelle

President Donald Trump took a break from summer vacation at his personal New Jersey sleepover camp to try to persuade people in New Hampshire to back his re-election. And he gave them every reason to not do so ― by lying.

Though being lied to has not been a deal-killer for his supporters in the past.

Fact-checking Trump has given rise to something of a cottage industry, so there's no need to run through all the lies and shadings of truth from the New Hampshire speech.

And by Trumpian standards, Thursday's outpouring was rather run-of-the-mill. Statistically, when you spit out in public more than 12,000 "falsehoods or misleading claims" (as the Washington Post quaintly phrases it) in two years, for an average of 13 a day (and he doesn't speak publicly every day), it........

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