Hillary Told Americans To Fact Check Her at Debate, So We Did…Here’s 5 Major Lies
It’s surprising that every single debate Hillary Clinton is adamant about America fact checking her, but apparently, she doesn’t realize that voters will catch her in lie after lie.
Here are five massive lies Hillary told last night, but there were many more!
Fact-Check #1 – Hillary Clinton claimed that she apologized for calling half of Donald Trump’s supporters a “basket of deplorables,” saying “within hours, I said that I was sorry about the way I talked about that.”
Clinton never apologized for the statement, despite what her running mate and other surrogates have claimed.
Here is her full statement after her remarks emerged in the media. Note that the words “sorry” and “apologize” do not appear in any form and that she merely says she “regret[s]” using the term “half.” She doubled-down on the term “deplorable.”
Even the Huffington Post, openly hostile to Trump, said: “Clinton Stands By ‘Deplorables,’ But Walks Back The Basket Size A Bit.”
Fact-Check #2 – Hillary Clinton said that the massive influx of Muslim refugees she wants to import as president would be subjected to “tough” vetting and she would not let in any foreign-born refugee who would “pose a risk” to the U.S.
FALSE (According to Clinton herself)
Hillary admitted herself that we couldn’t properly vet refugees. The entire quote from Clinton’s speech to the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago’s Vanguard Luncheon on October 28, 2013, included in the WikiLeaks document dump of Hillary Clinton’s paid speeches reads as follows:
“So I think you’re right to have gone to the places that you visited because there’s a discussion going on now across the region to try to see where there might be common ground to deal with the threat posed by extremism and particularly with Syria which has everyone quite worried, Jordan because it’s on their border, and they have hundreds of thousands of refugees, and they can’t possibly vet all those refugees, so they don’t know if, you know, jihadists are coming in along with legitimate refugees,” she said. “Turkey for the same reason.”
Fact-Check #3 – Hillary Clinton said that she deleted “personal emails, not official” emails following her tenure as Secretary of State.
According to FBI Director James Comey, “the FBI also discovered several thousand work-related e-mails that were not among the group of 30,000 e-mails returned by Secretary Clinton to State in 2014.”
Federal investigators concluded that Clinton’s lawyers deleted nearly half of the 60,000 emails on her server.
Fact-Check #4 – Hillary Clinton denied that she was in office as Secretary of State when President Barack Obama refused to punish Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad for using chemical weapons against civilians after calling chemical weapons use a “red line” which could not be crossed.
“They had a chance to do something with Syria, and that was the line,” Republican nominee Donald Trump said of his Democratic rival and the administration in which she worked. “You were there as Secretary of State with the so-called ‘line in the sand.’”
“No, I wasn’t, I was gone,” Clinton replied.
President Obama delivered his famous “red line” speech – in which he described the use of chemical weapons against civilians by Assad as a “red line” that Assad could not cross without suffering serious international consequences – in August 2012.
“We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. That would change my calculus,” President Obama said at the time.
Hillary Clinton served President Obama as Secretary of State from January 21, 2009, to February 1, 2013, according to the State Department. She was not in office when Assad used chemical weapons yet again in 2015, violating international law. The White House did not respond to Assad with any direct military retaliation.
Fact-Check #5 – Hillary Clinton claimed during her answer to a question about “Islamophobia” that the late Capt. Humayun Khan “has been subject to attack by [Republican nominee] Donald [Trump].”
Capt. Khan was an Army officer who gave his life defending fellow soldiers in Iraq, and whose parents attacked Trump in a speech at the Democratic National Convention.
When asked about the speech by ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos (a former aide to President Bill Clinton), Trump made a comment about the silence of Khan’s mother, who stood mute onstage alongside Khan’s father.
But Trump never said anything negative at all about Capt. Khan, and in fact praised his sacrifice on nearly every occasion.
Trump reiterated his praise for the late Capt. Khan in his rebuttal to Clinton: “Captain Khan is an American hero.”
It’s not surprising that Hillary tries to lie to the faces of millions of Americans. After all, that’s what she has done her entire career.
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