…partial truths can be quite misleading, unless that was you original intention
Donald Trump, had a draft of his prepared statement for the Republican National Convention leaked hours before he took the stage.
After his campaign team repeatedly scraped through the document to make sure it wasn’t plagiarized, according to the New York Times, Trump, in his speech, promised to “present the facts plainly and honestly.”
Here are six parts of the reported draft that don’t match up with facts.
“Decades of progress made in bringing down crime are now being reversed by this administration’s rollback of criminal enforcement”
Nationwide, violent crime is actually at its lowest point since 1970, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics, and the number is steadily declining.
“In our nation’s capital, killings have risen by 50%”
Assuming the billionaire is referring to Washington, D.C., 2016 murders have actually decreased by 9%, from the same date in July in 2015, according to the city’s police department
“In 2009, pre-Hillary, ISIS was not even on the map”
The terrorist group, which has roots going as far back as 2004, renamed itself to the Islamic State of Iraq in 2006. The extremist organization was established by Sunni terrorist Abu Mus’ab al-Zarqawi, according to the National Counterterrorism Center.
“Libya was stable. Egypt was peaceful.”
Libya’s relationship with the United States has been tense for the last 35 years, despite a May 2006 attempt at diplomacy from the Bush administration. The nation claimed responsibility for a 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 bombing, killing 270 people. Even after the opening of diplomacy between the U.S. and Libya in 2006, the relationship remained in turmoil, according to a 2011 Congressional report.
Egypt was anything but peaceful in the years leading up to 2009, with the nation having consistently violated human rights for decades. The country had been involved in multiple political assassinations, kidnappings, cases of torture and violent protests for several years, the U.S. Department of State reported in 2010.
“America is one of the highest-taxed nations in the world”
Not even close. On a list of 34 nations by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United States doesn’t even crack the top 30. The only countries that have lower taxes than the U.S. are South Korea and Chile. Countries like United Kingdom, Denmark, Belgium and France are taxed almost twice as much as the U.S.
“Iran is on the path to nuclear weapons”
The Iran Deal signed by the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany was literally written to suspend Iran’s nuclear program for a decade.
The good points about Donald Trump
He has raised beautiful children
He had a vision about being a president and mapped out a unique way to come close to fulling the dream …the interview I mean presidential campaign continues.
He has energized the GOP base