Sunday, October 23, 2016

Donald Trump Lies About Michelle Obama Quote

Another day, another lie from Lying Don.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shared the above little bon mot with his Twitter followers today. Only snag here is First Lady Michelle Obama didn't say the quote about Hillary Clinton.

If fact it's taken so far out of text it's practically in orbit around Pluto.

Here's the full quote from Michelle Obama, via the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact checking website Politifact, which shows the quote was not about Hillary but actually about children.

“One of the most important things that we need to know about the next president of the United States is, is he somebody that shares our values? Is he somebody that respects family? Is (he) a good and decent person? So our view was that, if you can’t run your own house, you certainly can’t run the White House. So, so we’ve adjusted our schedules to make sure that our girls are first, so while he’s traveling around, I do day trips. That means I get up in the morning, I get the girls ready, I get them off, I go and do trips, I’m home before bedtime. So the girls know that I was gone somewhere, but they don’t care. They just know that I was at home to tuck them in at night, and it keeps them grounded, and, and children, the children in our country have to know that they come first. And our girls do and that’s why we’re doing this. We’re in this race for not just our children, but all of our children.”

Politifact rated Trump's claim that the quote was about Hillary as "False."

The website writes, "Trump is wrong to imply that Michelle Obama’s criticism came in an ad her husband ran against Hillary Clinton. Instead, it came from an ad made by a pro-Trump super PAC."

(h/t JoeMyGod)

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