The Truth About President Trump Versus President Obama

Gronda Morin has presented a comprehensive report that documents the outright lies told by Donald Trump in his first ten months in office. It also compares his lies to Obama’s. This is extremely well done!

Gronda Morin

From New Yorker

We all know that the republican President Donald Trump is truth challenged. His defenders have a reflexive response, the other guy did it too, or in this case, past presidents lied also.

The NY Times set out to compare the number of outright lies between President Trump and the former Democratic President Barack Obama. Here’s the rest of the story…

On December 14, 2017, David Leonhardt, Ian Prasad Philbrick and Stuart A. Thompson of the New York Times penned this opinion piece, “Trump’s Lies vs. Obama’s”


“After we published a list of President Trump’s lies this summer, we heard a common response from his supporters. They said, in effect: Yes, but if you made a similar list for previous presidents, it would be just as bad.”

“We’ve set out to make that list. Here, you will find our attempt at a comprehensive catalog of…

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Author: John Fioravanti

I'm a retired History teacher (35 years), husband, father of three, grandfather of three. My wife, Anne, and I became business partners in December, 2013, and launched our own publishing company, Fiora Books (, to publish my books. We have been married since 1973 and hope our joint business venture will be as successful as our marriage.

4 thoughts on “The Truth About President Trump Versus President Obama”

  1. Truth challenged – LOL. WONDERFUL way to put it, but IMHO, his narcissistic hatefulness seems to have NO idea of what the term “truth” even means. To him, everything is simply an “alternative fact.”

    Can’t fight his supporters and win, however. They are not readers or thinkers, and are firmly in the “two wrongs DO make a right” camp (i.e., most will always justify his actions by comparing apples with a bad spot to rotten to the core oranges).

    LOVE Gronda’s blog, however, so will jump over to give this a read.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!

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    1. Yes, Trump believes his own version of reality and his supporters are ready to buy into it. It is sad. The good news is that his base is only in the 30% range – so the rest of the people who voted him into power can be reached and persuaded. I remain hopeful about that. Elections in November and in Alabama this month show that the tide is turning. That will frighten some Congressional GOPs into jumping ship. I’ll be very surprised if that Tax Cuts bill is passed with all the uproar. We’ll see. Yes, Gronda’s blog is very informative! Thanks, Madelyn!

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      1. Well thought out, John and certainly more positive than my thoughts this week. Since I don’t want to argue for an opposite I don’t want to (continue to) experience, I will say first, “from your lips to God’s ears!”

        If a significant number of leopards do indeed change their spots, start fact checking and stop voting out of their cognitive biases based on whatever *any* politician SAYS in a soundbite (especially one found to be dramatically truth-challenged), America has a shot. If not, I doubt we WILL be able to recover from the goose-stepping march of Corporate Capitalism — which is a chilling thought I’m wrestling with emotionally.

        Meanwhile, the lives, education, health, livelihoods and future potential of several generations will fall victim while things sort themselves out “eventually.”

        That’s an I-told-you-so nobody wants to have to experience personally — and one that the aware and empathetic of us don’t want to have to witness.

        That’s the REAL problem with the “pendulum always swings both ways” point of view: it’s anti-growth and consequences-blind.

        “An appeaser is one who feeds the crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.” ~ Winston Churchill

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        1. I’m certainly fortunate to be an outside observer. Your fears are felt here in Canada as well because often trends in the USA tend to find their way across the border. The fact that we share a mass culture (TV, movies, music, literature, and Internet) causes much concern here. Trump’s foreign policies affect the whole world.

          I do appreciate that there may well be a lot of suffering before the pendulum swings back. It’s hard to be patient when you are suffering and dying in extreme poverty. As long as the military is not in Trump’s back pocket, he’ll have a tough time duplicating what Hitler accomplished in Germany. Don’t forget that Hitler used his military henchmen to do away with the German constitution. I don’t see Trump being able to do that.


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