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Mike Pence Just Made Up A Fake Thomas Jefferson Quote To Sell Trumpcare On Fox (WATCH)

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Mike Pence Just Made Up A Fake Thomas Jefferson Quote To Sell Trumpcare On Fox (WATCH)

 

When a person lies as frequently as Vice President Mike Pence, it can be difficult to remember that some of those lies are very easily disproved.

Such was the case today when Pence appeared on President Trump’s favorite Republican propaganda show, Fox & Friends, to defend Senate Republicans’ last ditch effort to repeal Obamacare and its lifesaving protections. (Video below.)

Pence was actually asked a good question about Republicans’ insistence that Graham-Cassidy, the latest Trumpcare iteration, does not end preexisting condition protections even though it explicitly gives states the power to do exactly that.

Cohost Ainsley Earhardt asked Pence if he could “guarantee that these governors will make sure pre-existing conditions are covered?”

Pence could not. Rather than acknowledging the fact however, Pence pivoted, saying, “Thomas Jefferson said, ‘Government that governs least governs best.’”

Thomas Jefferson said no such thing.

The Thomas Jefferson Society called the quote, which has been used as a defense of libertarian nonsense for decades, “spurious.”

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Pence used the quote as a launching pad to delve into a fallacy that the federal government controls healthcare under the Affordable Care Act, when the reality is that the law ensures local providers and ensurers keep costs affordable and vital treatment remains accessible.

After pivoting away from the question, Pence returned to the substance and told another bald-faced lie, saying the bill “contains all the same protections for preexisting conditions as the president has said.”

Unequivocally — and unsurprisingly — false. And while Trump may not understand what’s in the bill, Pence knows full well and lied anyway.

Pence is just as bold in his deceit as Trump himself, but he is a smoother liar. And that makes him all the more dangerous.

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Harvey Weinstein to TWC Board, ‘I’m Sorry, I Have a Real Problem’

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Harvey Weinstein to TWC Board, ‘I’m Sorry, I Have a Real Problem’

 

 

Harvey Weinstein was apologetic and contrite during the Board of Directors meeting Tuesday when he resigned under pressure from the Board … sources connected to the meeting tell TMZ.

We’re told there was no screaming, no yelling, no anger. Harvey Weinstein told the Board, “I have a real problem,” and then apologized for the “trouble and confusion” he caused TWC.

We’re told Weinstein, who was on speaker phone from Arizona, told the Board he needed to build a new life and move on.

Our sources say everyone sounded conciliatory … partly because the handwriting was on the wall.  The Board made it clear Weinstein had a legal obligation to resign from the Board after it ratified his firing from TWC. He did just that.

Harvey, we’re told, was “peaceful” during the meeting and Bob was subdued.

We’re told the sense of the Board is that Harvey Weinstein will not force his firing to arbitration or court.

Our sources say both Harvey and Bob Weinstein have an overriding interest in making sure Colony Capital succeeds in restructuring the company — money. The each have roughly 21% equity interest in TWC, and if the company fails, they walk away with nothing.

As one source put it, “Harvey and Bob have a huge stake in making sure Colony Capital can put Humpty Dumpty back together again.”

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Trump’s Net Worth Plummets By $600 Million

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As much as Donald Trump loves to brag about how rich he is, turns out he’s a lot less wealthy than he was a year ago.

Forbes magazine has just released their annual ranking of the 400 richest Americans has some very bad news for the Donald: His net worth has fallen drastically by $600 million, meaning he’s only worth an estimated $3.1 billion. That drops him 92 spots on the Top 400 list, from #146 to #248.

Ouch!

What led to the sudden drop in Trump’s worth? Forbes notes:

“A tough New York real estate market, particularly for retail locations; a costly lawsuit and an expensive presidential campaign.”

Ironically, America’s richest people are richer than they were in 2016, but not Trump.

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For the 24th year in a row, Bill Gates tops the list, with an estimated net worth of $89 billion. Here’s the rest of the top 10:

  • Jeff Bezos, Amazon, $67 billion
  • Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, $65.5 billion
  • Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, $55.5 billion
  • Larry Ellison, Oracle, $49.3 billion
  • Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg LP, $45 billion
  • Charles Koch, Koch Industries, $42 billion
  • David Koch, Koch Industries, $42 billion
  • Larry Page, Google, $48.5 billion
  • Sergey Brin, Google, $37.5 billion

And Trump fared even worse on the Bloomberg’s worldwide billionaires list, which rates his worth at $2.86 billion. That doesn’t even qualify him to be named as one of the 500 richest people in the world.

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Expect a Trump Twitter meltdown before the end of business Tuesday.

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Trump Just Spread This Horrible Lie About the Last Few Presidents

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ust a day after Donald Trump’s controversial blatantly false remarks that former President Barack Obama and the other presidents didn’t call the families of soldiers killed in action ignited the internet, the president is at it again. At a radio event at the White House, Trump doubled-down on his comments, telling Fox News Radio host Brian Killmeade, “I mean, you could ask General [John] Kelly did he get a call from Obama. You could ask other people. I don’t know what Obama’s policy was.”

By General John Kelly, Trump was referring to his beleaguered chief of staff, who tragically lost his son in 2010. First Lieutenant Robert Michael Kelly was leading a unit when he stepped on a concealed explosive device.

Kelly – *understandably* – didn’t comment on Trump’s allegations, and while former White House aides can’t remember Obama calling him, they do remember that the former president did something even better than call…

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