Debate One: Clinton vs. Trump – Who Lied More?

 

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off in the first presidential debate last night, and social media was divided over who came out on top. There were plenty of experts, either qualified or of the armchair variety, who had an opinion on what each candidate said – but which of the two was more truthful during the debate?

Donald Trump certainly lit up comments everywhere when he denied Hillary’s assertion that he “thinks climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese.” Despite his protests Twitter turned up a 2012 tweet where Trump stated:

“The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”

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Donald also claimed that Michigan and Ohio had lost “thousands of jobs,” whereas in reality employment figures have gone up in both states in recent years. Such wrong claims either show Trump as a liar or someone who doesn’t really know what he is talking about!

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Trump was also stretching the truth when he claimed that the Federal Reserve is being political to look good for President Obama, his declaration that he was behind the creation of a new position in NATO and the assertion that New York’s crime rate is up following the end of the stop and frisk policy.

Donald also forgot his past interviews when he claimed that he wasn’t “praiseworthy of Vladimir Putin” and the he never “supported the invasion of Iraq.”

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We know that politicians like to massage the figures and put a spin on some facts when they are debating, and Hillary certainly played this side of the game last night. However, when it came to bare-faced lies, or at least the spreading of false ‘facts,’ Donald Trump clearly took the biscuit!

With just over one month until the election itself, it is time to get serious about choosing the next president. We’re not sure we’d trust a man who lied so much – or at least didn’t know his facts – to lead the United States…

If you missed the debate, you can see coverage of the whole thing right here:

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