August 5, 2016

THERE'S ONLY ONE PLACE THE TERRORISTS WON...IN HIS HEAD:

Trump admits there's no Iran cash video. But this fits a pattern -- one involving Muslims. (Aaron Blake August 5, 2016, Washington Post)

Donald Trump claimed Wednesday that he had seen video of the recently reported $400 million cash transfer between the United States and Iran -- this despite no video of the exchange being public or known about. His campaign explained late Wednesday that he was mistaken and had actually seen video of American prisoners being released by Iran, not the money transfer.

And yet, there was Trump on Thursday afternoon on Portland, Maine, recounting the very same nonexistent video of the money transfer.

"You know, it was interesting, because a tape was made. Right? You saw that? With the airplane coming in? Nice plane," Trump said. "And the airplane coming in, and the money coming off, I guess, right? That was given to us -- has to be -- by the Iranians. And you know why the tape was given to us? Because they want to embarrass our country."

Later in the very same speech, Trump brought up another story he often tells -- one that fact-checkers have determined is without merit -- that people saw bombs in the San Bernardino terrorists' apartment but didn't turn them in because they feared it would be viewed as racial profiling.

And less than a week ago, Trump again recounted seeing Muslims celebrating in New Jersey on 9/11 -- another well-chewed-over allegation for which there exists basically no evidence.

By now, it is well-established that Trump struggles with the facts, and he's prone to apparently inventing stories about things. But Trump's imagination is especially vivid and prolific when it comes to stories involving a specific topic: Muslims.

Posted by at August 5, 2016 12:28 PM

  

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