This is just a partial list. I deleted a whole bunch of stuff to keep this post a reasonable length.
ALL YEAR: According to the U.S. intelligence community, Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election, but did NOT “hack the election” — i.e., change voter tallies or anything of the sort.
- The media talked incessantly about how “Russia hacked the election”, supposedly to help Trump get elected. Nobody explained why Russia would WANT Donald “Make America Great Again” Trump in office rather than their long-time, uranium-selling collaborator and successor to Barack “America Sucks” Obama, Hillary Clinton.
JANUARY: On January 20, Time reporter Zeke Miller wrote that a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. had been removed from the White House.
- This was not true. Miller didn’t happen to see the bust in the crowded Oval Office, so rather than ask someone, he went ahead and peddled the Democrat lie that Trump is a flaming RAAACIST.
JANUARY: When a new president takes office, it is routine for the previous administration’s White House web content to be archived, so the new administration can use whitehouse.gov for its own business.
- The New York Times reported that the Trump administration had “purged” any “climate change references” from the White House website, as if Trump was some kind of digital book burner.
JANUARY: It is customary when a new administration enters the White House for officials to submit resignations. Trump accepted the resignations of four mid-level State Department officials.
- WaPo reported that the U.S. State Department’s “entire senior administrative team” resigned en masse in protest of Trump’s presidency.
JANUARY: Five days before President Trump’s executive order banned travel from some predominantly Muslim countries, Mike Hager’s mother died in one of those countries.
- The story that she had died BECAUSE of the travel ban went viral.
FEBRUARY: President Trump and Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto talked by telephone.
- Based on an AP report, Trump told Nieto he was planning to invade Mexico. The story went viral, but even the Mexican government said that was not at all what Trump had said.
FEBRUARY: A leaked draft of a memo from inside the Department of Homeland Security contained a suggestion that maybe the National Guard could assist in the “investigation, apprehension and detention” of criminal aliens.
- AP reported that President Trump was definitely considering mobilizing 100,000 National Guard to help round up and DEPORT illegal aliens.
FEBRUARY: NBC News national correspondent Peter Alexander tweeted that Trump was going to allow Russian companies to do business with Russia’s secret service.
- The story that Trump was obviously cozy with the Russian government went viral. In reality, the change was merely a technical policy fix that had been planned under Obama.
MAY: The GOP’s American Health Care Act said states could apply for waivers that would allow insurance companies, under certain limited circumstances, to charge higher premiums to people based on their personal medical histories. States that were granted these waivers would be required to set up special high-risk insurance pools to help defray costs for these people, as is common with car insurance.
- CNN and several others reported that the bill would classify rape and sexual assault as preexisting conditions and allow insurance companies to deny survivors coverage, which was a total lie.
JUNE: On June 6, CNN ran a story claiming former FBI Director James Comey planned to REFUTE President Trump’s claim that Comey had assured him three separate times that he was not under FBI investigation.
- On June 6, Comey’s prepared remarks were released to the public, showing that Comey would actually CONFIRM Trump’s assertion.
NOVEMBER: While in Japan, President Trump followed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in dumping a small bowl of fish food into a koi pond.
- CNN dishonestly cropped Abe’s prior action out of the video, then reported that Trump’s bowl dump had been a diplomatic faux pas.
DECEMBER: In late 2016, PRESIDENT-ELECT Trump told his transition team to contact world leaders regarding the incoming administration’s foreign policy objectives, which is standard for incoming presidents.
- ABC News reported that CANDIDATE Trump had told Michael Flynn to contact Russia.