Donald Trump Just Fabricated a Total Lie to Take Credit for Something That Never Happened

When this country elected Donald Trump on November 8th, it elected the most dishonest person I’ve ever had the displeasure of covering in politics. This is someone who lies so often that it’s nearly impossible to fact-check him effectively. By the time you debunk one lie, he’s already told several others.

Then again, when you’re supported by people who are so brainwashed that they believe anything you say, that’s an enviable position to be in for a pathological liar.

Well, another shining example of Trump’s dishonesty came when he sent out two tweets taking credit for Ford keeping one of its manufacturing plants in Kentucky:

Fun Fact: He had absolutely nothing to do with Ford or their plants in Kentucky — nothing

Ford never announced any sort of plans to move either of their plants in Kentucky to Mexico.

The only thing Ford said they were doing in regards to Mexico was shifting production of the Ford Focus there from Michigan — something the company says it’s still going to do. That move isn’t going to cost Americans any jobs as Ford is planning to use the Michigan plant to produce other models.

There’s literally not a single thing Trump said in either one of those tweets that’s remotely factual.

Not only did Ford never once say anything about moving either of these plants to Mexico, but they legally can’t because they have a contract with the union.

So, if Ford never planned to move these plants, then why would the chairman of the company call Trump to let him know that they changed their mind about doing something — that they never planned to do in the first place? It goes without saying that if they were never planning to move any plants to Mexico, then obviously Trump didn’t “work hard” with Bill Ford to keep the company from outsourcing those jobs, considering that was never going to happen.

This wasn’t a “typical political lie” where a politician takes credit for something that, subjectively, could be attributed to them in some way. This wasn’t a president taking the credit for a positive jobs report that they may or may not have had much to do with. This wasn’t a president championing low gas prices even though they have almost nothing to do with the price of oil.

Those are all normal things politicians say or do when they’re trying to make themselves look better.

This was president-elect Trump literally fabricating a blatant lie that didn’t contain a shred of truth in an attempt to take credit for something that never happened.

However, this isn’t the first time he’s done something like this. Last year he tried to take credit for Ford moving jobs from Mexico to Ohio that he also had nothing to do with. In fact, the decision to move the jobs back to the U.S. was made in 2011 in a deal that was actually brokered by Ohio Governor John Kasich.

There’s absolutely no way that this can be spun to make any sort of rational excuse for how incredibly ridiculous this is. To defend Donald Trump on this means you’re either admitting that you no longer care about believing in reality, or that you’re irrationally going to defend him no matter what he says or does.

Either way, to defend him on this is absolutely pathetic. This is another great reminder that Donald Trump’s nothing more than a fraud who conned his way into the White House.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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