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Donald Trump takes credit for Ford jobs John Kasich saved in 2011?

Earlier today Donald Trump took a victory lap over news that Ford had decided to move jobs from a manufacturing plant in Mexico to Ohio. The only problem is that these jobs were moved from Mexico to Ohio in 2011, thanks to John Kasich.

First up, here’s what Trump wrote originally:

And later on, he RT’d a fan who sent a link to back up the claim:

That link is to asite calledPrntly(whatever that is) and here’s what it says about the news, with no link:

CNN Money reports that Ford is moving its facility, originally slated for Mexico, back to the United States, where it will employ 1,000 factory workers in struggling Youngstown, Ohio.

Well if Trump is talking about the same story as Prntly, then these are the same jobs saved by John Kasich in 2011:

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2015/10/25/donald-trump-takes-credit-for-ford-jobs-john-kasich-saved-in-2011/

DERP: Obama lapdog Michael Skolnik FEELS Trump used Syria strike to distract from Russian investigation

Well this is disconcerting.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2017/04/07/derp-obama-lapdog-michael-skolnik-feels-trump-used-syria-strike-to-distract-from-russian-investigation/

‘You’re fired’? New ‘Apprentice’ host Arnold Schwarzenegger endorses Kasich

Former California Gov. ArnoldSchwarzenegger announced this afternoon via Snapchat that he is endorsing Ohio Gov. John Kasich. The interesting storyline here is thatSchwarzenegger is taking over for Donald Trump as the host of NBC’s the “Apprentice.”

We shall see.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2016/03/06/youre-fired-new-apprentice-host-arnold-schwarzenegger-endorses-kasich/

Anonymous Marco Rubio ‘staffer’ unloads on Sean Hannity

Politico’s Marc Caputo reports:

Even if you believe this to be the case, why go to war with Sean Hannity?

Hannity hosted Donald Trump for an extended interview on Monday night from Georgia which we think is what must have set this staffer off:

Also during the segment, Trump trashed Fox analysts Stephen Hayes and Karl Rove and Hannity reportedly didn’t offer a “real defense”:

Update:

Whooooo boy! Sean Hannity blasts a**hole reporter who quoted Rubio staffer; Update: Reporter responds

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2016/03/02/anonymous-marco-rubio-staffer-unloads-on-sean-hannity-hes-a-py-and-a-sellout/

‘You LIE’: With no real argument against Trump’s travel EO, Tim Kaine resorts to making crap up

Wondering if Senator Tim Kaine is starting to feel his own irrelevance since he and that lady with the bad pantsuits lost the election six months ago …

With no real argument against Trump’s so-called “travel ban” (which any thinking person understands isn’t an actual ban but whatever), Kaine decided to get melodramatic and make stuff up:

Read more: http://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2017/05/08/you-lie-with-no-real-argument-against-trumps-travel-eo-tim-kaine-resorts-to-making-crap-up/

Donald Trump: ‘Ted Cruz didn’t win Iowa, he stole it’

Donald Trump just accused Ted Cruz of stealing the Iowa caucuses over the Cruz campaign’s admission that it helped spread a rumor that Ben Carson was dropping out of the race:

The thought here is that Carson votes went to Cruz after the rumor was started and that it only took a small number of voters per caucus site to give Cruz the win.

CNN had reported that Carson was taking a break from the campaign before the caucus even started, which is where Cruz’s campaign allegedly first heard the story (note the countdown clock at the bottom-left):

Cruz went on to apologize to Carson over spreading the rumor:

Trump also hit Cruz over the controversial mailer designed to “shame” voters into caucusing:

Our coverage of the mailer story:

Daughter claims Ted Cruzs vote shaming mailer gave her dead mother an F

Disabled woman who cant caucus this year calls Ted Cruz a bully after getting named on his mailer

Ted Cruz says hell use every tool he can, including controversial vote shaming mailer

Update. Trump added another tweet after we published the post:

Update 2. Oh boy:

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2016/02/03/donald-trump-ted-cruz-didnt-win-iowa-he-stole-it/

‘What if it had been you?’ Greta van Susteren: ‘We should all get over’ Fields ‘flap’

Welp, looks like Greta van Susteren’s feet are firmly in the “Blame Michelle Fields” camp:

Here’s what she wrote on her Gretawire blog (via Mediaite):

The media might want to ask itself if it is putting too much of a spotlight on this issue, she writes. It has crossed my mind that viewers/voters across the nation are thinking that we in the mediaput more of a spotlight on some non lethal shoving of one our own (a fellow journalist) than on gang shootings, domestic violence or other.[Emphasis in the original]

Sometimes tempers flare, and regrettable things happen, Van Susteran argues,but we should not make this an international crisis and it is not a First Amendment crisis. It is a flap we should all get over.

Really, Greta?

This is not to say, assuming it happened, that shoving a journalist (or anyone) is good it is not, she concludes.

Well, there’s some pretty powerful evidence that it did happen. Andthese tweeters would like to have a word with you:

Exit question:

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2016/03/11/what-if-it-had-been-you-greta-van-susteren-we-should-all-get-over-fields-flap/

New details released on Iran-prisoner swap, and it just got worse

Reuters is reporting thatNader Modanlo, an Iranian-American businessmanwho was convicted of taking a $10 million payment from Iran in exchange for his help in brokering a deal between Iran and Russia to launch a satellite, apparently gets to keep the cash as part of the prisoner swap deal:

According to Reuters,Modanlo refused the Obama administration’s first offer of clemency and had to “sweeten” the offer by offering to drop its claim on the cash:

Nader Modanlo was facing five more years in federal prison when he got an extraordinary offer: U.S. President Barack Obama was ready to commute his sentence as part of this month’s historic and then still-secret prisoner swap with Iran. He said no.

To sweeten the deal, the U.S. administration then dropped a claim against the Iran-born aerospace engineer for $10 million that a Maryland jury found he had taken as an illegal payment from Iran, according to interviews with Modanlo, lawyers involved and U.S. officials with knowledge of the matter.

The surrender of the U.S. claim, which has not previously been reported, could add to scrutiny of how the Obama administration clinched a prisoner deal that has drawn criticism from Republican presidential candidates and lawmakers.

“Art of the Deal” this was not:

And maybe we need to start paying attention to Iranian media sources to get the truth about what our government is doing?

Upon his release, Modanlo referred to himself as a political prisoner:

Yeah … a political prisoner with $10 million in his pocket, thanks to this bad deal.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2016/01/27/ergo-the-rise-of-trump-new-details-released-on-iran-prisoner-swap-and-it-just-got-worse/

‘Go away’: Rosie O’Donnell sends Donald Trump packing

Telling Donald Trump to go away? We’re going to have to archive that tweet for future use.

Oh, there’s more? Well, there was this tweet from Trump to kick things off.

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/09/go-away-rosie-odonnell-sends-donald-trump-packing/