After forcing hundreds of thousands of federal employees to go without pay for the holidays so he can make the vertiginous syphilis fever dream he once had about a giant wall worth it somehow, Donald Trump told another whopper while visiting the troops in Iraq today.
The president also told a number of falsehoods to the troops during his speech. He said that he had given the troops a 10 percent pay raise and that the forces had not received a pay raise in more than 10 years. The sizable pay raise Trump authorized earlier this year, however, amounted to 2.6 percent, not 10 percent, and troops have received a pay raise every year for decades.
Just to save you a trip to merriam-webster.com, “falsehoods” is another word for “f#cking lies.”
Think about this. The president of the United States is directly lying to soldiers about their own pay. Their own pay. You know, I think they might catch onto this one.
By the way, PolitiFact debunked a version of this lie months ago and gave Trump the coveted Pants on Fire designation (which they really should consider renaming the “Flaming Mushroom Kebab” in honor of our commander-in-chief).
Seriously, what won’t this degenerate lie about?
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