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Trump Misattributes Quote While Accusing Cruz of Dishonesty
Time ^ | February 16, 2016 | Tessa Berenson

Posted on 02/16/2016 8:57:22 PM PST by GodGunsGuts

to bolster his claim, misattributing a quote about Cruz to a former Senator.

First, Trump retweeted his social media director's link to a blog post about former Republican Senator Tom Coburn on Texas Sen. Cruz.

"Unreal! Highly respected Senator Tom Coburn- said this about Cruz," the business mogul tweeted, attributing the quote "He is, without a doubt, one of the most dishonest people in DC," to Coburn.

Trump then repeated the quote during a rally in North Augusta, South Carolina. "Did you see the Senator from Oklahoma just came out with a statement? One of the most incredible statements ... he came out with such an unbelievably strong statement that Ted Cruz is the most dishonest person."

In truth, that quote about Cruz came from a liberal blogger about four months ago, not from a former United States Senator in a recent statement...

(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
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Ted Cruz 2016!
1 posted on 02/16/2016 8:57:22 PM PST by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts

Trump stands convicted as a liar and hypocrite.


2 posted on 02/16/2016 8:58:03 PM PST by dschapin
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To: Iowa David; JWinNC; RasterMaster; SunshinesStormySummerSon; duffee; The Final Harvest; ...

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3 posted on 02/16/2016 8:59:16 PM PST by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts

There is no bigger liar I know than Donald J. Trump. He lies all the time. He’s just a big, fat liar.


4 posted on 02/16/2016 8:59:30 PM PST by TBP (0bama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: GodGunsGuts; Admin Moderator

This is breaking news. Could you please add this to the breaking news bar.


5 posted on 02/16/2016 9:00:26 PM PST by dschapin
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To: GodGunsGuts

Sen. Coburn: Cruz’s ploy was dishonest

http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/sen-coburn-cruzs-ploy-was-dishonest


6 posted on 02/16/2016 9:01:06 PM PST by Helicondelta
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To: Helicondelta

So, you opposed Cruz’s fight to get the House of Representatives to defund Obamacare?


7 posted on 02/16/2016 9:03:34 PM PST by dschapin
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To: dschapin

seriously?


8 posted on 02/16/2016 9:05:18 PM PST by digger48
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To: dschapin

Here’s a what Senator Tom Coburn said about Ted Cruz.

Source: http://www.buzzfeed.com/ilanbenmeir/tom-coburn-slams-cruz-effect-less-faith-in-congress-disappoi#.gqXEQ1wJvy

“I call it the ‘Cruz effect,’” Coburn, who retired from the Senate in 2014, told Sirius XM host Pete Dominick. “Look, when you tell people you can accomplish something that you can’t, for example, shutting down the government over the Affordable Care Act. When, in fact, you promise people in your speeches and your talk that we can do this, and by dinghy, we’re gonna get rid of the Affordable Care Act, and all we have to do is shut down the government.

“Well, that’s one thing to tell ‘em that,” the former Oklahoma senator said. “It’s a whole other thing to be able to accomplish that, and build a coalition that once you shut it, that it doesn’t get opened up ‘till you win.

“So what happens to that is, once you’ve told people that, and you’ve put your finger — ‘everybody that doesn’t believe exactly like I believe, you’re not a patriot, you don’t care about the country’ — what you do is you create greater disappointment in the hinterlands, because you gave them a false hope, knowing that you couldn’t accomplish it, but it was about yelling, and screaming, and waving the flag,” he continued. “And so what happens is, there becomes less confidence in the Congress and its ability to do its job.

“You know, I came out of the Senate with one of the most conservative ratings ever in the history of the Senate. You know, it was like 98.8% in terms of conservative,” Coburn concluded. “And yet, I compromised all the time to accomplish things that were good for the country.”


9 posted on 02/16/2016 9:05:41 PM PST by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: Helicondelta

What does your link have to do with Trump being an unrepentant liar?


10 posted on 02/16/2016 9:05:59 PM PST by Goldsborough (Damn the torpedoes! FULL SPEED AHEAD!!!)
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To: GodGunsGuts

Trump went down the wrong twitter off ramp here and got burned. Guess we’ll see if he apologizes.

Only an uncountable amount of “accidents” to go to catch up to Ted!


11 posted on 02/16/2016 9:06:04 PM PST by 20yearsofinternet (Border: Close it. Illegals: Deport. Muslims: Ban 'em. Economy: Liberate it. PC: Kill it. Trump 2016)
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To: dschapin
No, but Coburn did say that Cruz is dishonest.
12 posted on 02/16/2016 9:06:28 PM PST by Helicondelta
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To: TBP

Hey, it’s late...but you actually made me chuckle on that one...lol


13 posted on 02/16/2016 9:06:40 PM PST by GodGunsGuts
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To: dschapin

This story has been posted, over and over again.


14 posted on 02/16/2016 9:07:33 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: GodGunsGuts

Trump thinks that lies are a tool in negotiations. He calls it truthful hyperbole.


15 posted on 02/16/2016 9:07:47 PM PST by kik5150 (Cruz argued 9 times before Supreme Court judges. Trump argues with beauty pageant judges.)
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To: 20yearsofinternet

Only if you disregard that whole fake “conversion” to conservatism pablum that Trump serves up to his suckers.


16 posted on 02/16/2016 9:09:08 PM PST by Goldsborough (Damn the torpedoes! FULL SPEED AHEAD!!!)
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To: 20yearsofinternet

It wasn’t just a twitter rant. Trump later repeated the false quote in a rally.


17 posted on 02/16/2016 9:10:49 PM PST by dschapin
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To: GodGunsGuts

More deceitful, half-truth, half-lies from the Cruzboy fan club.


18 posted on 02/16/2016 9:11:33 PM PST by heights
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To: SubMareener

That is a very different statement than the quote that Trump falsly attributed to Sen. Coburn. Trump did this first on twitter and then later after it had been clearly debunked and the Trump Campaigns tweets deleted, Trump went out and personally repeated this lie at his rally. There is no way to avoid the fact that Trump knowingly lied at his rally while trying to call Cruz a liar.


19 posted on 02/16/2016 9:13:14 PM PST by dschapin
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To: SubMareener

Wow, it looks like it was real after all.


20 posted on 02/16/2016 9:13:26 PM PST by heights
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