Exaggerations, Misrepresentations, and Outright Falsehoods

  • In Trump’s State Of The Union speech last night, he mischaracterized the tax cut as the “biggest in history” (it’s not)
  • Trump incorrectly claimed real wages are rising (they’re barely tracking inflation)
  • He said that the U.S. has corrected its trade imbalance with China (it’s actually up 12% over last year)
  • He claimed credit for the construction of a new Chrysler plant in Michigan (the deal was made before he was a presidential candidate, much less a president)
  • He declared that the U.S. is a net energy exporter (it’s a net importer)
  • He squeezed in at least two dozen additional dubious statements that can be found here at Politifact.

Phoebe Bridgers – “Smoke Signals”

I want to live at
The Holiday Inn
Where somebody else makes the bed
We’ll watch TV while
The lights on the street
Put all the stars to death
It’s been on my mind since Bowie died
Just checking out to hide from life
And all of our problems, I’m gonna solve ’em
With you riding shot-gun, speeding, ’cause fuck the cops