- “Donald Trump’s budget eliminates Meals on Wheels.” – That was a lie.
- “At the G-7 summit, Donald Trump flipped his middle finger at the Italian Head of State.” – This was a lie.
- “The Pope was smiling when he met Obama, dour when he met Trump.” – This was a lie.
- “The White House photoshopped pictures to make Trump’s hands look bigger.” – This was a lie.
- “Trump says Americans have no right to protest him.” – This was a lie.
- “Trump eliminates LGBT from the 2020 census.” – This is a lie.
- “Donald Trump misattributed an Irish Proverb.” – That was a lie.
The entire episode is a remarkable example of something bordering on collective hallucination, most likely brought on by confirmation bias. Here hundreds of thousands of people — including professional journalists working for influential news organizations, and a chat show host with more than three million nightly viewers — literally heard Trump say something he never said, in most cases probably because it confirmed a pre-existing image of the President as a poorly read, culturally ignorant buffoon.
And those are just a few examples of the lies leftists are spreading. To do an exhaustive list, per the Snopes article, would be too time-consuming and take up too much space.
Of a piece with this, CNN — the network that gets so angry when PDT calls them fake news — last week published a “A second-by-second analysis of the Trump-Macron handshake” as part of their bottomless quest to use anything and everything, no matter how trivial, to attack the president.