It would be too easy cataloging all the lies that have come out of Donald Trump’s mouth since he entered the Republican presidential race. In fact, PolitiFact.com has awarded Trump’s statements “2015 Lie Of The Year.”
What’s harder to find are Trump statements that are actually true. Here is a list of my top five true Trump statements:
- “Well, I would have never been in Iraq,” Trump said on Fox and Friends. “The Middle East has been totally decapitated. It’s a mess. The balance has been lost between Iraq and Iran.”
- “We have spent $4 trillion trying to topple various people that, frankly, … if we could have spent that $4 trillion in the United States to fix our roads, our bridges and all of the other problems, our airports and all of the other problems we have, we would have been a lot better off — I can tell you that right now,” Trump said during one of the presidential debates.
- “As Republicans, if you think you are going to change very substantially for the worse Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security in any substantial way, and at the same time you think you are going to win elections, it just really is not going to happen,” Mr. Trump said at a CPAC conference.
- “Some people have hopes of passing amendments, but it’s not going to happen. Congress can’t pass simple things, let alone that. So anybody that’s making that an issue is doing it for political reasons. The Supreme Court ruled on it,” Trump said of same sex marriage in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
- “How can you say you were safe under his brother when we just had the worst attack in the history of our country?’ You can’t say we were safe,” Trump said on CNN’s “New Day” in response to Jeb Bush’s assertion that his brother kept us safe.
Not everything that comes out of Trump’s mouth is a lie or an embarrassment. Occasionally the truth slips out.
If only the media highlighted Trump’s “trutherism” once in a while!