Fact-Checking Trump’s Latest Twitter Tantrum

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Each day brings a new opportunity to illustrate what a lousy liar Donald Trump is, and today is no exception.



Upon rising today, the Tweeter In Chief decided it would be a good time to lash out at Amazon and the company’s failure to pay taxes. I am assuming he’s talking about sales taxes because, as we all know from his retort to Hillary Clinton during the presidential debates, not paying income taxes is proof that he is “smart.”

However, for someone who kept yelling he needed the FACTS at reporters yesterday during that incredible press conference, Trump is fact challenged. As of April 1, 2017, Amazon is collecting sales taxes in every state except for those that do not levy sales taxes.



During that memorable press conference, he also stated that he owns one the largest wineries in the country, citing the Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Virginia. Except he doesn’t and it isn’t.

A disclaimer on the Winery’s website reads:

Trump Winery is a registered trademark of Eric Trump Wine Manufacturing LLC, which is not owned, managed or affiliated with Donald J. Trump, the Trump Organization or any of their affiliates.

Furthermore, it isn’t even the largest winery on the East Coast, with only 210 acres of vines planted and an annual production of 36,000 cases. Wagner Vineyard Estates Winery in the Finger Lakes has 250 acres planted with an annual production of 50,000 cases, and Pindar Vineyards on Long Island’s North Fork has over 300 acres under cultivation. California’s E&J Gallo dwarfs every winery on the planet with over 23,000 acres of vines.

Sort of like that whole thing about his inauguration crowd being bigger than Obama’s. Except it wasn’t.

While we’re at it, the Tweeter In Chief would be happy to tell you he’s more popular than Obama – and he has – but again, that is just another made up Donald Trump alternative fact.

If you’re one of the dwindling number of people who believe Trump is the most popular POTUS, well, the numbers on Twitter just don’t add up! Here’s the score: @realDonaldTrump – 36 million followers @BarackObama – 93.4 million.

Facebook is even worse: Trump’s Facebook page has 1,912,641 likes. Obama trounces the Orange Scourge with a whopping 54,829,254 likes.

To recap, Trump is a delusional liar, he makes up “facts”; and, as we all know, he defends the indefensible when he says those white supremacists carrying the Nazi flag and chanting the Nazi slogan “blood and soil” are good people.

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