After 2 Year Break Republicans Fact-Check Speech Of President
It has been about two years since Republican supporters have fact-checked a speech given by a President. In fact, the last time Trump followers critiqued the truthfulness of a speech made by a President, Obama was in the White House. So it was no surprise that when the ex-President gave his most recent speech they would go into full fact-check mode.
In early September, former President Barack Obama gave a speech at Illinois University ahead of the mid-term elections. A day later, Trump supporters were parsing and dissecting that speech to reveal every morsel of untruth that escaped the Liberal ex-President's lips. FOX News talk show host Sean Hannity admits, "This round of fact-checking may not be perfect. But then, we are out of practice. We haven't checked the facts in President Trump's speeches because he says exactly what we want to hear. When Trump speaks, our truth just flows straight from his mouth in such clarity and honesty that all we have to do is listen and believe."
To date, according to the GOP headquarters website, Obama's speech, which lasted just over an hour, included 49,632 straight up lies. Trump praised his forces on Twitter this morning, "Thank you for fact-checking the former President. As you know, we do everything we can to deliver absolute truth, whether we are on the news, or in a press conference, or creating shell companies to pay hush money to people who could disrupt our election plans."