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In case you couldn’t keep up with all the lies during Trump’s address on Tuesday evening, or if you just couldn’t bring yourself to watch, here’s a fact-check of his speech so you can quickly and accurately sort fact from fiction. (It’s mostly fiction.)
Oh, and don’t believe the hype, not even a little bit. Trump’s speech changes nothing.
Two powerful and hugely relevant essays from BuzzFeed: trans student issues are about more than a bathroom and what it actually means to give sanctuary to immigrants (or anyone else).
Trump and his team only think CNN is real news when they say nice things… so basically, this is a reminder that you can’t make people accept reality.
See, also, Bernie Sanders reminding people of all the things Trump NEVER talks about…
Donald Trump didn't talk about one major issue during his speech — and Bernie Sanders is calling him out. pic.twitter.com/vdIzigSHqM
— Mic (@mic) March 1, 2017
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