Introducing Tower Of Lies: New American Bridge Website Focuses On Trump’s Lies

Donald Trump’s lies have taken on a life of their own, transcending “Pants on Fires” and “Pinocchios” to become something much more nefarious. Since the start of his campaign, Trump has lied about his finances, his personal life, his policies and of course, his taxes. Today, American Bridge is announcing a new website dedicated to revealing the truth behind Trump’s lies: Tower Of Lies. will be updated regularly as part of American Bridge’s commitment to holding Trump accountable. With every speech and interview, Donald Trump’s list of lies grows — and so too will our website. Americans deserve to know who the Republican nominee actually is, not just who he claims to be. 

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Foreclosure Profiting Buddies — Trump And His Fundraising Host Tonight

It’s fitting that Donald Trump chose to hold one of his first GOP fundraisers at the home of a fellow foreclosure profiteer — it reminds us just how callous Trump is to working families. When millions of Americans were losing their homes to foreclosure during the housing crisis, Trump and the fundraiser host, Thomas Barrack, sought to make millions on others’ hardship.

Not only was Trump hoping that a housing crisis would happen so he could profit, he was selling risky sub-prime mortgages that helped lead to the crisis. And now that he’s the de facto Republican nominee, Trump is trying to con people into believing this is the kind of thinking our country needs.

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Trump’s Employees Marked “C” for “Colored”

Donald Trump, the man who regularly boasts about “never settling” lawsuits settled a 1973 suit brought by the Justice Department for racial discrimination at Trump properties. The suit was the result of undercover “testers” sent from organizations such as the Urban League to uncover housing discrimination. In one instance, a black woman seeking to rent in a Brooklyn complex was told nothing was available. Later, a white woman seeking similar accommodations was given her choice of two available units.

Such discrimination wasn’t accidental or the result of individual employees personal biases. Federal investigators found that Trump employees marked the applications of prospective minority tenants with racial codes–such as “No. 9” or “C” for “colored” applicants. Apparently Mr. Trump preferred to rent his properties to “Jews and Executives,” according to two former Trump employees.

“Donald Trump’s company embraced discriminatory practices while he was in the boardroom and his present rhetoric shows he wants to […]

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Firm Tied To Potential Trump VP Under Federal Investigation Over Alleged Fraud

A perfect match. A firm with close financial ties to Tennessee Senator Bob Corker is reportedly under federal investigation “for alleged accounting fraud,” according to the Wall Street Journal.

That makes Corker, a potential Donald Trump VP pick, a good fit for a Trump ticket. Why? Because Donald Trump is himself a fraud, and one with a lengthy sketchy business record of his own. And that’s not even getting to Trump’s essentially unprecedented refusal to release his tax returns, which has us all wondering what else he’s hiding.

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Burr’s Political Posturing On HB2 Is Too Little, Too Late

Senator Richard Burr is attempting to backtrack on his support of Governor Pat McCrory’s discriminatory HB2 law, saying that North Carolina Republicans went “too far” when they passed the anti-LGBT legislation.

Apparently Burr has seen the latest polls because up until this point, he’s been very supportive of HB2 and laws that hurt the LGBT community in general. Burr claimed that HB2 does not discriminate and “doesn’t involve federal issues.” He even went as far as to say that the job-killing law wasn’t affecting North Carolina’s business community.

In addition to the millions in economic and tourism revenue the state has lost to HB2, the Republicans’ law is putting $4.5 billion in federal education funding at risk. But only now, when it’s politically convenient, is Senator Burr ready to eat his words.

A look at his record on anti-LGBT legislation makes it clear, Senator Burr’s backtrack is political posturing:

SB 1598: Senator Burr signed on as a co-sponsor of SB 1598–the “First […]

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Trump Hoped For Home Foreclosures And Economic Pain, That’s “What America Needs”

In response to criticism of his 2006 statements hoping for a housing crash, Trump claimed in a statement to NBC News that, “This is the kind of thinking our country needs.” Trump doubled down on those statements tonight in Albuquerque, NM reiterating that, “That’s the kind of thinking we need,” and, “If it goes down, it goes down.

Trump’s callous disregard for the millions of Americans affected by the housing crisis reveals a man more concerned about his bottom line than the good of the country. While millions lost their homes and retirement savings, Donald spun a profit. Trumps’s reckless, self-serving approach represents the worst of our society, not the best; and it definitely doesn’t belong in the White House.

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Donald Trump’s Albuquerque Lowlights

In case you didn’t catch the full Trump rally in New Mexico tonight, we did. Here are some lowlights:

Trump bragged about having rooted for the housing market to fail, calling it “the kind of thinking our country needs.”

Trump trashed Republican Governor Susana Martinez. So much for party unity, eh Reince?

Trump bemoaned Hillary for yelling too much. ‘Cause Donald Trump never shouts.

Trump (again) called Senator Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas”.

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WATCH: The T Files: Donald Trump, Conspiracy Theorist

From birtherism to 9/11-trutherism, and a long-held conviction that global warming is “a hoax,” Donald Trump has for years dabbled in widely-debunked and discredited conspiracy theories.

Theories like Trump’s National Enquirer-inspired suggestion that Ted Cruz’s father was linked to the JFK assassination. Or that Justice Antonin Scalia was murdered with his own pillow. Or that vaccines cause autism.

“All I know is what’s on the internet,” Trump has rationalized. So who can blame the sometimes Alex Jones guest for lacking a firm grasp on reality when he’s getting his news coverage from internet conspiracy websites?

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Trump Rages At Calls For Veteran Donation Accountability

Donald Trump is fuming following a series of reports showing that the blustering billionaire likely hasn’t made good on his claim to have raised $6 million in charitable contributions for veterans groups.

Trump’s campaign has been evasive and combative when pressed to account for the donations, with campaign manager Corey Lewandowski revising the donation total and refusing to disclose to whom Trump donated.

Last night, Trump went on a big league Twitter-rant decrying calls for accountability and, of course, blaming the “dishonest and disgusting” media

There’s no reason for the Trump campaign to conceal donations to veterans groups. Trump’s claim that, “Why should I give you records? I don’t have to give you records,” reveals another layer of hypocrisy within an already opaque campaign.

Trump doesn’t think the American people have the right to see his tax returns, and apparently also doesn’t think that they have a right to know if he […]

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Trump Warms To Woody “Will Totally Control What Happens” Johnson

Donald Trump wants GOP megadonors to know he’s ready to capitulate to their self-interested policy agenda in exchange for their financial backing.

Three months ago, Donald Trump lied and said he was self-funding his campaign. Flash-forward to today, and Trump’s still lying about the self-funding, but now Donald’s started sucking up to the Republican donor class — the types that manipulate weak and needy candidates like him in exchange for “tremendous amounts of money.”

Trump, in February:

“I’m the only politician that’s not getting money.  All these guys, like Cruz, is getting tremendous amounts of money from oil and all these different. Jeb Bush — Woody Johnson, from Johnson & Johnson is his campaign finance chair. Woody will totally control what happens.” 

[Donald Trump, Press Conference, Hanahan, SC, 2/15/16]


Trump, yesterday:

“Donald J. Trump met privately on Monday with Woody Johnson, the New York Jets owner and a top Republican fund-raiser”

“Woody’s a […]

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