Fact checking the Dem convention

A fact check on some major claims by democrats at the Democratic National Convention reveals that they have a warped, nonfactual, and inaccurate worldview on many things, and they are trying to use fear to garner votes. Nothing new. Your healthcare will be taken away if President Trump is reelected. Tax cuts only benefit the rich. Trump has disgraced the presidency. And just as a touch of the super hero syndrome, did you know that the previous Democratic administration actually eliminated the threat of a nuclear Iran and destroyed ISIS? If the convention had been filled with Pinocchios, it would take years to untangle the extended noses from the lies. Just saying.

Former President Bill Clinton was a featured speaker, in the wake of the release of court documents alleging he was on Jeffrey Epstein’s private island, where the sex offender is accused of trafficking underage girls. Also, on Tuesday night, pictures surfaced of one of Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking victims giving Clinton a neck massage during a stop in Africa on which Clinton traveled the infamous “Lolita Express.” Clinton claimed Trump is disgracing the office because “At a time like this, the Oval Office should be a command center. Instead, it’s a storm center. There’s only chaos. Just one thing never changes, his determination to deny responsibility and shift the blame.” Accusing Trump of doing exactly what Clinton did.

Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden claimed, without evidence, that Republicans voted to “gut” protections for patients with pre-existing conditions. As Breitbart reports: “Verdict: False. Republican legislation to replace Obamacare would not have “gutted” or eliminated pre-existing conditions.” Biden claimed that “Trump was trying to rip away your coverage, the day you got your first chemo, Republicans voted to gut the ACA.” The fact is neither Trump nor congressional Republicans supported legislation that would remove the Affordable Care Act (ACA) protections for patients with pre-existing conditions. Trump introduced replacing socialist healthcare by saying the goal was to “ensure that Americans with pre-existing conditions have access to coverage.”

Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) claimed that Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act only benefitted the rich. In reality, over 80 percent of families with children received a tax cut, and the child tax credit was doubled. Former Secretary of State John Kerry claimed that Obama-Biden “eliminated the threat of an Iran with a nuclear weapon.” This is a lie. Under the Iran nuclear deal, sanctions against Iran were dropped and Iran was sent billions in cash and assets in return for a temporary slowdown in Iran’s nuclear weapons development. Kerry also falsely claimed that Obama-Biden eliminated ISIS when, in fact, ISIS gained a stronger foothold when Obama left Iraq.  As in Jeremiah 9:5, “And they will deceive every one his neighbor, and will not speak the truth; they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.”

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