Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth

This book unpacks his errant statements about the economy, immigration, the impeachment hearings, foreign policy, and, of critical concern now, the coronavirus crisis as it unfolded.

Author: The Washington Post Fact Checker Staff

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982151089

Category: Political Science

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A NATIONAL BESTSELLER In perilous times, facts, expertise, and truth are indispensable. President Trump’s flagrant disregard for the truth and his self-aggrandizing exaggerations, specious misstatements, and bald-faced lies have been rigorously documented and debunked since the first day of his presidency by The Washington Post’s Fact Checker staff. Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth is based on the only comprehensive compilation and analysis of the more than 16,000 fallacious statements that Trump has uttered since the day of his inauguration. He has repeated many of his most outrageous claims dozens or even hundreds of times as he has sought to bend reality to his political fantasy and personal whim. Drawing on Trump’s tweets, press conferences, political rallies, and TV appearances, The Washington Post identifies his most frequently used misstatements, biggest whoppers, and most dangerous deceptions. This book unpacks his errant statements about the economy, immigration, the impeachment hearings, foreign policy, and, of critical concern now, the coronavirus crisis as it unfolded. Fascinating, startling, and even grimly funny, Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth by The Washington Post is the essential, authoritative record of Trump’s shocking disregard for facts.
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What Were We Thinking

Truth Decay: An Initial Exploration of the Diminishing Role of Facts and Analysis
in American Public Life. RAND Corporation, 2018. Glenn Kessler, Salvador Rizzo
, and Meg Kelly. Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth: The President's ...

Author: Carlos Lozada

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781982145620

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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The Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize–winning book critic uses the books of the Trump era to argue that our response to this presidency reflects the same failures of imagination that made it possible. As a book critic for The Washington Post, Carlos Lozada has read some 150 volumes claiming to diagnose why Trump was elected and what his presidency reveals about our nation. Many of these, he’s found, are more defensive than incisive, more righteous than right. In What Were We Thinking, Lozada uses these books to tell the story of how we understand ourselves in the Trump era, using as his main characters the political ideas and debates at play in America today. He dissects works on the white working class like Hillbilly Elegy; manifestos from the anti-Trump resistance like On Tyranny and No Is Not Enough; books on race, gender, and identity like How to Be an Antiracist and Good and Mad; polemics on the future of the conservative movement like The Corrosion of Conservatism; and of course plenty of books about Trump himself. Lozada’s argument is provocative: that many of these books—whether written by liberals or conservatives, activists or academics, Trump’s true believers or his harshest critics—are vulnerable to the same blind spots, resentments, and failures that gave us his presidency. But Lozada also highlights the books that succeed in illuminating how America is changing in the 21st century. What Were We Thinking is an intellectual history of the Trump era in real time, helping us transcend the battles of the moment and see ourselves for who we really are.
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Trump on Trial

Previous Washington Post Books Published by Scribner Trump Revealed The
Mueller Report The Mueller Report Illustrated: The Obstruction Investigation
Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth Previous Books by Kevin Sullivan and
Mary ...

Author: Kevin Sullivan

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 9781982152994

Category: Political Science

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A compelling and masterful account, based on fresh reporting, of the investigation, impeachment, and acquittal of President Donald Trump, a ferocious political drama that challenged American democracy itself. In the spring of 2019, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi did not favor pursuing Trump’s impeachment. Her view was: “He’s just not worth it.” But by September, after a whistleblower complaint suggesting that Trump had used his office for his political benefit, Pelosi decided to risk it. The impeachment inquiry led to charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, a gamble that ultimately meant Trump would be the first impeached president on the ballot in US history. Pulitzer Prize–winning Washington Post reporters Kevin Sullivan and Mary Jordan have crafted a powerful, intimate narrative that concentrates on the characters as well as the dramatic events, braiding them together to provide a remarkable understanding of what happened and why. Drawing on the deep reporting of Post journalists as well as new interviews, Sullivan and Jordan deliver a crisp page-turner with exquisite detail and scenes. They put readers in the room for both sides of the now-famous phone call between Trump and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25, 2019, revealing the in-the-moment reactions of those listening to the call in Washington, as well as the tension in Kyiv, as aides passed notes to Zelensky while he was talking to Trump. Sullivan and Jordan deftly illuminate the aims and calculations of key figures. Pelosi’s evolution from no to yes. Trump’s mounting fury as “the I-word” became inevitable. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell firmly telling Trump on the phone about the Senate trial: You need to trust me. Trump on Trial teems with unexpected moments. House member Elissa Slotkin, a Michigan Democrat, alone at the National Archives, walking amid the nation’s founding documents, weighing her vote on impeachment. Fiery Republican congressman Matt Gaetz of Florida, a favorite Trump warrior, deciding to lead the storming of the secure room in the US Capitol basement, where witnesses were testifying. The authors paint vivid portraits of the men and women branded by the president’s supporters as foes from the “deep state”: Ukraine experts Fiona Hill and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman; ambassadors Marie Yovanovitch and William Taylor. The narrative spools out amid Trump’s nonstop tweeting and the infinite echo chamber of social media, which amplified both parties’ messages in ways unknown during past impeachments. Sullivan and Jordan, aided by editor Steve Luxenberg, follow the story into the aftermath of Trump’s acquittal and the president’s payback for those whom he believed had betrayed him. The retributions took place as the nation reeled from a devastating pandemic and widespread protests about racial injustice, with another trial looming: the 2020 election.
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The Assault on Truth

This book argues that the ruthless use of political deceit under the Johnson government is part of a wider attack on civilised values and traditional institutions across the Western world, especially by Donald Trump in the USA.

Author: Peter Oborne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781398501010

Category: Political Science

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When Peter Oborne wrote The Rise of Political Lying, looking at the growth of political falsehood during the governments of John Major and Tony Blair, he believed things had got as bad as they could be. But then on 23 July 2019, with the arrival of Boris Johnson at No 10, began a new and unprecedented epidemic of deceit. In The Death of Truth, a short and powerful new polemic, Oborne shows how Boris Johnson lied again and again in order to secure victory so he could force through Brexit in the face of parliamentary opposition. Johnson and his ministers then lied repeatedly to win the general election in December 2019. The government’s woeful response to the coronavirus pandemic has generated another wave of falsehoods, misrepresentations and fabrications. The scale and shamelessness of the lying of the Johnson administration far exceeds the lying about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction and other issues under Tony Blair. This book argues that the ruthless use of political deceit under the Johnson government is part of a wider attack on civilised values and traditional institutions across the Western world, especially by Donald Trump in the USA. The Johnson and Trump methodology of deceit is about securing power for its own ends - even when they get exposed for lying, they shrug it off as a matter of no consequence. It matters because all Western institutions are built around the idea of integrity and accountability. This means that an assault on truth is an assault on the rule of law, state institutions and the fundamental idea of fairness, and even democracy itself.
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On Charlatans

We could go through a myriad of examples of his blatant dishonesty. It is so
rampant that an entire book, Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth: The
President's Falsehoods, Misleading Claims and Flat-Out Lies, was published on
the subject ...

Author: Chris Bowen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780733645242

Category: Political Science

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Why do we continue to vote for politicians who say 'I don't hold a hose, mate' or who advocate that we drink bleach to fight COVID-19? Chris Bowen, who was set to be Treasurer had Labor won the 2019 federal election, has had plenty of time to think about what went wrong and about why charlatans are winning in the game of politics. For charlatans, the road to political success is paved with dishonesty, disunity, fake news and empty promises. Selling themselves as a new and different alternative to traditional politicians, charlatans have decimated centre-left political parties around the world but offer no solutions to the concerns of the ordinary people who they dupe into voting for them. Between Trump's disastrous final weeks in the White House, the United Kingdom's total COVID-19 meltdown under Boris and the three-word slogans driving Scotty from Marketing's policies, Chris Bowen's dissection of the politics of charlatanism and his stirring call to defeat it has never been more urgent.
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Postwestern Cultures

... Richard White , and Donald Worster have resorted to a customary tactic among
historians who want to dislodge one of their ... Yet at a moment when literature
professors as well have tried ignoring Turner , it is surprising to see how deeply
in his ... which offers a twin - barreled assault on historical “ truth ” and “
authenticity , ” implicitly taking to task such esteemed ... For when authenticity
trumps verbal play , when it discounts narrative ploys and literary delight itself ,
then literature as ...

Author: Susan Kollin

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: UOM:39015069144130

Category: History

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Synthesizes topics of contemporary scholarship of the American West. This work examines subjects ranging from the use of frontier rhetoric in Japanese American internment camp narratives to the emergence of agricultural tourism in the New West to the application of geographer J B Jackson's theories to vernacular or abandoned western landscapes.
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The Assault on Reason

In The Assault on Reason, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Vice President Al Gore examines how faith in the power of reason – the idea that citizens can govern themselves through rational debate – is in peril.

Author: Al Gore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408891971

Category: Political Science

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Now with a New Preface and Conclusion: 'Post-Truth: On Donald Trump and the 2016 Election' The United States of America is in the midst of a deepening crisis for their democracy. After the strangest election cycle in modern American history it is important that the grave threats to the American way of life that were glaringly revealed in this campaign are addressed. In The Assault on Reason, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Vice President Al Gore examines how faith in the power of reason – the idea that citizens can govern themselves through rational debate – is in peril. Democracy depends on a well-informed citizenry and a two-way conversation about ideas, but the public sphere has been degraded by fake news and the politics of fear, partisanship and blind faith. Now updated to investigate the rise of Trump and post-truth politics, The Assault on Reason is a farsighted and powerful manifesto for clear thinking, crucial if the vitality of democracy is to be rebuilt and good decisions made once more.
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Flying the Line

orenzo cared virtually nothing about the airline business as such — his metier
was , like Donald Trump ' s , the deal . ... Nobody should have been surprised at
Lorenzo ' s disregard for the truth — he had earlier promised California
legislators ...

Author: George E. Hopkins

Publisher:

ISBN: 0960970835

Category: Air pilots

Page: 273

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Trump

In his softer moments with Kennedy , Donald said he was interested in an upward
revision of the roughly $ 25 million agreement _ $ 14 ... This poisonous assault
and other leaks to gossip columnists so odious one described them as too
offensive to print — boomeranged . ... There are two Ivanas , ” he whispered ,
promising that the public would be “ repulsed " by the truth about how she spent
money .

Author: Wayne Barrett

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: IND:30000036534745

Category: Business & Economics

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A chronicle of the rise and fall of the real-estate mogul traces Trump's overexposed dealmaking throughout the 1980s, his equally publicized extramarital affairs and divorce, and his recent financial woes
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Blueprint

... just how economical with the truth the caped maestro really was , and Fiona
MacCarthy ' s devastatingly frank account of Eric ... Latest on the scene is Elaine
S . Hochman ' s assault on Mies van der Rohe , Architects of Fortune , just
published in ... Fittingly , it is Donald Trump who has now acquired the ultimate
status - conscious accessory – the designer wife . the ... we trust his work , we
might even offer Starck a chance belong to the Führer ' s followers . to perform his
favourite | The ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001924418

Category: Architecture

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The Tribalization of Politics

An explosive analysis of how the racist and falsehood-filled rhetoric of Rush Limbaugh toward the Obama presidency led to the election of Donald Trump.

Author: Ian Reifowitz

Publisher:

ISBN: 1632460912

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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An explosive analysis of how the racist and falsehood-filled rhetoric of Rush Limbaugh toward the Obama presidency led to the election of Donald Trump.
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Academic discourse

In other words, a woman who was likely to have sex could not be trusted to tell
the truth. ... One study concluded, for example, that men who assault black
women are the least likely to receive jail time; when they do, the average
sentence given to ... door-to-door search of any community had Carol Stuart and
her fetus been black, or, on a similar note, that Donald Trump would have taken
out a full-page ad ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 0155136410

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Antisemitism

***2019 NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD WINNER—Jew­ish Edu­ca­tion and Iden­ti­ty Award*** The award-winning author of The Eichmann Trial and Denial: Holocaust History on Trial gives us a penetrating and provocative analysis of the hate ...

Author: Deborah E. Lipstadt

Publisher: Schocken

ISBN: 9780805243383

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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The award-winning author of The Eichmann Trial and Denial: Holocaust History on Trial gives us a penetrating and provocative analysis of the hate that will not die, focusing on its current, virulent incarnations on both the political right and left: from white supremacist demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, to mainstream enablers of antisemitism such as Donald Trump and Jeremy Corbyn, to a gay pride march in Chicago that expelled a group of women for carrying a Star of David banner. Over the last decade there has been a noticeable uptick in antisemitic rhetoric and incidents by left-wing groups targeting Jewish students and Jewish organizations on American college campuses. And the reemergence of the white nationalist movement in America, complete with Nazi slogans and imagery, has been reminiscent of the horrific fascist displays of the 1930s. Throughout Europe, Jews have been attacked by terrorists, and some have been murdered. Where is all this hatred coming from? Is there any significant difference between left-wing and right-wing antisemitism? What role has the anti-Zionist movement played? And what can be done to combat the latest manifestations of an ancient hatred? In a series of letters to an imagined college student and imagined colleague, both of whom are perplexed by this resurgence, acclaimed historian Deborah Lipstadt gives us her own superbly reasoned, brilliantly argued, and certain to be controversial responses to these troubling questions.
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Quill Quire

With only his cat , Mr. Blue , for company , Jim spends his days trying to write a
love story . ... Leslie Dow Smith's Adèle Hugo : Donald Trump , Ivan Boesky , and
Michael was like the day Grace finally reached the boiling La ... He was a
gambler and a gigolo . ther from the truth , as I can attest , having way , which was
to stretch across the nascent ... fare , though Simmie does venture successfully
into more sombre territory with “ Sunflowers , " a graphic tale of wife assault and
revenge .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002587473

Category: Book industries and trade

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The Hollywood Reporter

Bob Altman is off to the Chicago Film fest this weekend for the screening of his
Vincent & Theo , ” also to discuss ... Also Donald Trump , surrounded by a
platoon of bodyguards , although no one looked as if they were even thinking
about trying to bother the Donald . warped music . ... But , truth is , it may be too
short ( at 90 minutes , played without an intermission ) and too fragile to pull in
the crowds needed to make it a ... 1 ) , further sharpened and shaped for its
Broadway assault .

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ISBN: IND:30000004903112

Category: Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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VideoHound s Golden Movie Retriever

A vigilante Donald Trump (only gorgeous and brave), Mullen treats this like a
high- Stakes business deal and decides to get his kid ... When the army
paymaster is killed, guess who gets caught with his swash unbuckled? ... Rapid
Assault && 1999 (R) Terrorist Lars Rynark (Scribner) is set to detonate a
biochemical agent in the Atlantic Ocean that will ... Rashomon &&&J? in the
woods 1951 In 12th century Japan, two travelers attempt to discover the truth
about an ambush/rape/murder.

Author: Jim Craddock

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787674702

Category: Music

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Describes and rates more than twenty thousand videos, and provides indexes by theme, awards, actors, actresses, and directors.
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Genesis

Henry Donald Maurice Spence-Jones ... Joseph was permitted to be assailed by
his lascivious mistress not because his own personal virtue was doubted , but
because in that direction ... There were elements in this assault upon Joseph's
virtue which were calculated to impart to it a vehemence that in ordinary ... use of
it to trump up a charge against Joseph of having attempted a violation of her
chastity .

Author: Henry Donald Maurice Spence-Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:AX0000820670

Category: Bible

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New York

In truth , I worked with think that your fashion issue would be these plans as Ms .
Kaufman ' s article defur - free . I was dismayed , however , by the scribed , until it
was no longer feasible to " Fierce Assault ” photograph [ “ Warrior do so . ... 000
because he violated his generation is that his prints are in - New York State
lobbying regulations . stantly recognizable . ... by Mr . Stone , Donald sensuous ,
and the texture of their cloth - Trump , and the New York Institute for ing seems
tactile .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110598062

Category: New York (N.Y.)

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