As another week in Donald Trump’s disastrous presidency comes to an end, Trump daughter-in-law Lara Trump is back to polish another seven-day turd with her “Real News” report. Given Trump’s bumbling of the Hurricane Harvey promotional effort, she didn’t have a lot to work with, but then again, she never does.
Since this is a production of Trump’s presidential campaign, I suppose kudos are in order for not running Hurricane Harvey Hat ads, and Lara Trump did mention the storm’s victims more than Trump did on his trip to the region. But her chirpy description of the devastation sounded more like she was congratulating Harvey for his accomplishments than anything else:
Somebody needs to practice their Serious Face.
But it was when she segued to the economy that Trump’s report really began to sing, as she somehow managed to cram two Trump Tower-sized lies into just 11 seconds:
Right now, our country has seen an economic comeback of historic proportions, and President Trump is fighting to bring Main Street back by reducing the crushing tax burden on our companies and workers.
Wait, what? “Historic comeback?” Job growth slowed in August and has been lower than it was under President Barack Obama. At best, Trump has managed not to completely destroy the miraculous economic recovery that President Obama left him.
As for the tax burden, Trump has actually done nothing at all, and his treasury secretary confirmed this week that Trump won’t release a plan he swears really exists but will leave that to Congress. Even Trump White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway called Trump’s efforts a “play at” tax reform.
You can watch the rest of Trump’s “Real News” below, via Trump for President.