PredictWise says Bernie is back, baby, once again meeting our 2% criterion for inclusion in our poll. In other news, Hillary has retaken the phony lead in Google hit counts:
|Query String||Hit Count||Change Since
|"Hillary Clinton" phony||571,000||+41,000|
|"Donald Trump" phony||455,000||-176,000|
|"Bernie Sanders" phony||357,000||---|
|"Gary Johnson" phony||72,400||+2,500|
a speech about Hillary where … guess what?
"Most people know she's a world class liar," Trump said. "Just look at her pathetic email server statements or her phony landing—or her phony landing in Bosnia where she said she was under attack, and the attack turned out to be young girls handing her flowers."
Amusingly, even the left-leaning Politifact had little choice than to rate this claim true.
The only flaw in Trump’s speech is he said Clinton was handed flowers. It was a poem, which seems like a trivial difference.
I will embed this classic YouTube video on this topic from 2008, because it's funny:
Politifact's analysis of 27 claims made in Trump's speech is here. Even discounting for its usual bias, it's not pretty. Donald, if you're gonna give a speech about someone else being a "world-class liar", you'd better be scrupulous about your own facts.
The NYPost reports:
"Trump has been giving out fake diamond cuff links for years".
Donald Trump has been doling out diamond cuff links to unsuspecting pals as presents — but they’re actually fabulous fakes, sources say.
One of the people claiming that Trump attempted to pass off "cheap pewter and bad zirconias" as platinum and diamonds from Harry Winston is … Charlie Sheen, so who knows?
Still, under a Trump presidency, the nightly news could well resemble four or eight bonus seasons of Two and a Half Men. Except being even less funny, and accompanied by real-world catastrophes.
Johnson’s False Marijuana Claim".
Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson claimed that “no politicians outside of Bernie Sanders and myself support legalizing marijuana” at the “congressional, gubernatorial, senatorial level.” He’s wrong.
When asked for a comment on the refutation, Johnson reportedly said: "Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man."
Well, no. And I'm still voting for him.
And your tweet of the week:
Just when the phony couldn't get any phonier, she reads "sigh" off her teleprompter.https://t.co/vIUfGRmnyt— Progressive Thoughts (@jjmikemike) June 25, 2016