Trump's story about veteran's comeback was not quite true

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NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Rankins, a formerly homeless, drug-addicted Army veteran, got a standing ovation at the State of the Union after President Donald Trump described how he turned his life around thanks to a construction job at a company using the administration's “Opportunity Zone” tax breaks targeting poor neighborhoods.

But that's not completely true.

Rankins, who indeed moved out of his car and into an apartment since landing a job refurbishing a Nashville hotel two years ago, doesn't work at a site taking advantage of the breaks and never has done so. In fact, he started that job four months before the Treasury Department published its final list of neighborhoods eligible for the breaks. And the hotel where he worked couldn't benefit even now because it's an area that didn't make the cut.


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LOL, of course it was another Trump lie. His sycophants won't care. Their two favorite things are willingly being lied to and being told what they should be afraid of next.

Hilarious.
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Rankins, a formerly homeless, drug-addicted Army veteran, got a standing ovation at the State of the Union after President Donald Trump described how he turned his life around thanks to a construction job at a company using the administration's “Opportunity Zone” tax breaks targeting poor neighborhoods.

But that's not completely true.

Rankins, who indeed moved out of his car and into an apartment since landing a job refurbishing a Nashville hotel two years ago, doesn't work at a site taking advantage of the breaks and never has done so. In fact, he started that job four months before the Treasury Department published its final list of neighborhoods eligible for the breaks. And the hotel where he worked couldn't benefit even now because it's an area that didn't make the cut.


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LOL, of course it was another Trump lie. His sycophants won't care. Their two favorite things are willingly being lied to and being told what they should be afraid of next.

Hilarious.
It never ends, does it? If Trump is breathing, he's lying.. What a fool he is.
 

boontito

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It never ends, does it? If Trump is breathing, he's lying.. What a fool he is.
I wouldn't use fool to describe him. He knows he can repeatedly lie and his die hard followers will eat it up each and every time. That's just shearing the sheep. That's pretty smart. If neither his simpleton followers, his cultish supporters or his enablers are going to penalize him for lying, why would he do anything else?
 
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I wouldn't use fool to describe him. He knows he can repeatedly lie and his die hard followers will eat it up each and every time. That's just shearing the sheep. That's pretty smart. If neither his simpleton followers, his cultish supporters or his enablers are going to penalize him for lying, why would he do anything else?
I don't know.. I think everyone is afraid of Trump, but I think he is stupid and senile. Look at what he has done with the Bill Barr mess and now he's threatening NY State??? I don't think Trump even has a normal sense of self preservation.
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Rankins, a formerly homeless, drug-addicted Army veteran, got a standing ovation at the State of the Union after President Donald Trump described how he turned his life around thanks to a construction job at a company using the administration's “Opportunity Zone” tax breaks targeting poor neighborhoods.

But that's not completely true.

Rankins, who indeed moved out of his car and into an apartment since landing a job refurbishing a Nashville hotel two years ago, doesn't work at a site taking advantage of the breaks and never has done so. In fact, he started that job four months before the Treasury Department published its final list of neighborhoods eligible for the breaks. And the hotel where he worked couldn't benefit even now because it's an area that didn't make the cut.


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LOL, of course it was another Trump lie. His sycophants won't care. Their two favorite things are willingly being lied to and being told what they should be afraid of next.

Hilarious.
Is there anything that Trump and his Flying Monkeys say, that's true?

 
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