Pants Aflame! Fact Check Time.


The Tiny Tyrant is now claiming that he never wanted to “do” healthcare first, no. He’s claiming he never ever intended to pass the repeal and replace in the first 100 days, nope, nope, nope. There is one thing to say about all those Trump fanatics, they did actually listen to him, and I’m pretty sure they heard all the times the Tiny Tyrant yelled about destroying the ACA. I wonder if they’ll stop a moment now, and figure out that no, it’s not just actual politicians who lie. In comparison to the Tiny Tyrant, politicians don’t lie much at all, because they know they will be called to account. The Tiny Tyrant hasn’t seemed to have figured that one out yet. He just lies, and expects everyone to swallow it down.

Think Progress has a complete list of the 68 times Trump swore to kill off healthcare, immediately. Here are three of them:

“Someone said what’s the first thing you’re going to do? Well we’re going to work immediately on repealing Obamacare.” [Sioux City, IA, 10/27/15]

“I would work immediately on Obamacare repeal and replace, and we would do something terrific there.” [FOX, 11/3/15]

“Everybody in here, many of you know me, from day one I’ve been talking about we’re going to repeal and replace Obamacare from day one, we’re going to do it. If you remember, so important, from day one I’ve been saying, repeal and replace Obamacare.” [Milford, NH, 2/2/16]

The full list is here.

Anderson Cooper has been busy laying down the truth in light of all the current refutations by the Tiny Tyrant and regime. Cooper has two videos of all the times the Tiny Tyrant promised to “do” healthcare on Day One. Oh, that infamous Day One.

“Today, Republicans failed to do what they’ve been promising for years, the president failed to do what he said he would from the beginning of his campaign,” Cooper said, claiming that he was speaking from the “smoking political crater formerly known as Washington.”

But according to Trump, he never intended to pass the repeal and replacement of Obamacare in the first 100 days. Cooper fact-checked the claim with a supercut of videos showing that over and over again Trump pledged for Trumpcare to be the first issue and take place on “day one.”

“That was the president on repealing and replacing ASAP on the campaign,” Cooper said.

After the commercial break, Cooper called out Trump for being unable to do what he has always claimed “he knows how to do best:” Make a deal.

Cooper rolled another supercut of each of the times Trump claimed that he would make the best deal and his lesson on how to make a deal. There were even cases in which Trump attacked Democrats and Republicans for being unable to make a deal, as he said that he could have done in their place.

The full article is here, and here are the videos:


  1. kestrel says

    We had an NPD (Narcissitic Personality Disorder) as a family member and have experienced this exact same thing, over and over: something happens, you comment on it, they tell you it never happened, with great assurance, and behave like YOU are crazy for even bringing the matter up. This was incredibly disorienting and I feel we were lucky to escape with our sanity more or less intact. However I do wonder what the effect will be on the nation as a whole and the world as a whole.

    And I do not think Agent Orange is going to “get over” it. Our family member was 94 when death occurred and was still going strong, lying like a rug, ruining people’s lives, and RELISHING it. I do wonder though if he’ll have to take it more to heart when it’s the whole rest of the world. I doubt it, though… personal experience teaches me otherwise, alas.

    In the meantime I am glad to know there are people willing to call the behavior out so strongly. This is what is needed, I feel.

  2. says

    And there’s the rub. It seems every other article I read, there is someone who is saying “I hope he’ll learn” or “he’ll learn from this” and so on. Trump won’t learn, that’s not even a possibility. So many people keep thinking he’s going to “grow” into the presidency, and that’s not going to happen, either.

    The man is in his 70s. If he has managed to evade growth in all that time, it isn’t going to happen now, and he’s not going to magically mature overnight.

  3. blf says

    If he has managed to evade growth [for 70 years], it isn’t going to happen now, and he’s not going to magically mature overnight.

    Putin could flick the switch to Off.

  4. Raucous Indignation says

    This Presidency will be his undoing. When he finally crashes and burns, whether from impeachment or being forced to resign, his brand will be worthless and all his political power will be spent. The jackals will descend and strip him empire of every dime. Even his children will turn on him to get their share rather than go down with him.

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