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Subject (date added or updated)

Attacking Syria (4/11/17)
First 100 Days is a Ridiculous Standard (4/22/17)
Flynn Should Ask for Immunity (3/31/17)
Made in America China, Taiwan, Vietnam… (3/1/17)
“Priming the Pump” (5/11/17)
Repeal Obamacare (3/25/17)
“Standing” Ovation (2/27/17)
“Tapes” of Conversations with Comey (6/19/17)
Voter Fraud (2/27/17)
White House Hanukkah Party (12/10/17)


Attacking Syria (added 3/31/17)
Trump says: “Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the air field in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched.” (5/7/17, Mar-a-Lago, FL, remarks to reporters) link
D’oh: But Trump was opposed to attacking Syria for using chemical weapons when Obama was president. He expressed his opposition in a number of tweets:
“What will we get for bombing Syria besides more debt and a possible long term conflict? Obama needs Congressional approval.” (8/29/13, Twitter @RealDonaldTrump)
“The President must get Congressional approval before attacking Syria-big mistake if he does not!” (8/30/13, Twitter @RealDonaldTrump) link
“AGAIN, TO OUR VERY FOOLISH LEADER, DO NOT ATTACK SYRIA – IF YOU DO MANY VERY BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN & FROM THAT FIGHT THE U.S. GETS NOTHING!” (9/5/13, Twitter @RealDonaldTrump) link
“President Obama, do not attack Syria. There is no upside and tremendous downside. Save your “powder” for another (and more important) day!” (9/7/13, Twitter @RealDonaldTrump) link
“Don’t attack Syria – an attack that will bring nothing but trouble for the U.S. Focus on making our country strong and great again!” (9/9/13, Twitter @RealDonaldTrump) link
“Obama must now start focusing on OUR COUNTRY, jobs, healthcare and all of our many problems. Forget Syria and make America great again!” (9/11/13, Twitter @RealDonaldTrump) link


First 100 Days is a Ridiculous Standard (4/22/17)
Trump says: “No matter how much I accomplish during the ridiculous standard of the first 100 days, & it has been a lot (including S.C.), media will kill!” (4/21/17, Twitter @RealDonaldTrump) link
D’oh: Donald Trump actively promoted the importance of his first 100 days during the campaign. His “Contract with the American Voter” is a “100-day action plan to Make America Great Again.” It also says “On November 8th, Americans will be voting for this 100-day plan to restore prosperity to our economy, security to our communities and honesty to our government. This is my pledge to you.” link


Flynn Should Ask for Immunity (added 3/31/17)
Trump says: “Mike Flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt (excuse for big election loss), by media & Dems, of historic proportion!” (3/31/17, Twitter @RealDonaldTrump) link
D’oh: But Trump previously said “And if you’re not guilty of a crime, what do you need immunity for? Right?” (9/27/16, Melbourne, FL, campaign rally) link
Trump also said “The reason they get immunity is because they did something wrong. If they didn’t do anything wrong, they don’t think in terms of immunity.” (9/28/16, Wisconsin, campaign rally) link


Made in America China, Taiwan, Vietnam… (added 3/1/17)
Trump says: “This is our mantra, buy American and hire American. We want products made in America, made by American hands.” (2/17/17, Charleston, SC) link
“We will follow two simple rules: BUY AMERICAN & HIRE AMERICAN!”(1/20/17, Twitter @RealDonaldTrump) link
D’oh: “The Donald J. Trump Collection includes ties, suits, dress shirts, eyeglasses and other accessories. Trump shirts were made in China, Bangladesh, Honduras and Vietnam…Trump Home offers a variety of items including chandeliers, mirrors, bedding, table lamps, cabinets, sofas, barstools, cocktail tables and more. Reports show that pretty much all of these items are made in a host of foreign countries, including China and Turkey…virtually all of his hotel items are made in China and Taiwan.”(10/11/16, Alternet) link
Ivanka Trump brand “dresses and blouses are made in China, Indonesia, and Vietnam.” (12/28/16, Teen Vogue) link


“Priming the Pump” (5/11/17)
Trump says: “You understand the expression ‘prime the pump’?…We have to ‘prime the pump’…Have you heard that expression used before? Because I haven’t heard it. I mean, I just…I came up with it a couple of days ago and I thought it was good.” link
D’oh: According to Merriam-Webster The phrase “priming the pump” dates back to the early 19th century and has been used to refer to government investment expenditures since at least 1933. link link


Repeal Obamacare (3/25/17)
Trump says: “We will immediately repeal and replace ObamaCare – and nobody can do that like me. We will save $’s and have much better healthcare!” (2/9/16, Twitter @RealDonaldTrump) link
D’oh: Trump now says “I have to tell you, it’s an unbelievably complex subject. Nobody knew that healthcare could be so complicated.” (2/28/17, National Governors Association Meeting) link
Trump fails to get enough Republican votes in the House of Representatives to pass Trumpcare. (3/24/17) link


“Standing” Ovation (added 2/27/17)
Trump says: “I got a standing ovation [from the CIA]. In fact, they said it was the biggest standing ovation since Peyton Manning had won the Super Bowl and they said it was equal. I got a standing ovation.” (1/26/17, interview with ABC News) link
D’oh: Trump forgot to mention that the CIA employees were already standing when he entered the room and continued to stand for the entire speech. Federal employees typically remain standing until the president tells them to sit, which Trump never did. link


“Tapes” of Conversations with Comey (added 6/19/17)
Trump says: “James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” (5/12/17 Twitter @RealDonaldTrump) link
D’oh: James Comey’s response: “I’ve seen the tweet about tapes. Lordy, I hope there are tapes…The President surely knows if there are tapes. If there are, my feelings aren’t hurt. Release the tapes.” (6/8/17, Senate Intelligence Committee hearing) link link


Voter Fraud (added 2/27/17)
Trump says: “I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and….” (1/25/17, Twitter @RealDonaldTrump) link
D’oh: People committing “voter fraud” by being registered to vote in more than one state:
– Steve Bannon (President’s Chief Counselor)
– Jared Kushner (White House advisor and Trump’s son-in-law)
– Steven Mnuchin (nominee for Secretary of the Treasury)
– Gregg Phillips (voting fraud “expert” cited by Trump)
– Sean Spicer (White House Press Secretary)
– Tiffany Trump (Trump’s daughter)


White House Hanukkah Party (12/10/17)
Trump says: “Why was the Hanukah celebration held in the White House two weeks early? @BarackObama wants to vacation in Hawaii in late December. Sad.” (12/9/11, Twitter @RealDonaldTrump) link
D’oh: Trump hosts the White House Hanukkah party five days early because he is going on vacation in Mar-a-Lago. (12/8/17, “Trump tweet on Obama WH Hanukkah party resurfaces”) link