Saturday, June 24, 2017
Numbers Don't Lie (Unlike Trump)
Some numbers collected over the past couple of days:
-- 200, the number of jobs cut at a Boeing plant in South Carolina, where pathological liar and con man Donald "Rump" Trump promised them "jobs" five months ago;
-- 600 +, the number of jobs cut at a Carrier plant in Indianapolis, where Rump supposedly made a "deal" to keep the jobs in Indiana;
-- 110, the jobs being lost at Rexnord, also in Indiana, which Rump claimed in December were staying;
-- Ford announcing it would be making the new Focus not in the U.S., but in China, after Rump claimed credit in January for keeping the jobs in the U.S. (bye-bye 700 jobs); and
-- 45%, the percentage of people who say they're more likely to believe former FBI Director James Comey than Rump (22%)
And some general advice on people and numbers: you can fool some of the people all of the time (e.g., Rump's base), and all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
BONUS: The New York Times is keeping track of the deluge of lies Rump has told just since taking the oath of office in January. Mindboggling.