Trump’s story about veteran’s comeback was not quite true

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Tony Rankins, a formerly homeless, drug-addicted Army veteran, got a standing ovation at the State of the Union after President Donald Trump described how he turned his life around thanks to a construction job at a company using the administration’s “Opportunity Zone” tax breaks targeting poor neighborhoods.

But that’s not completely true.

Rankins, who indeed moved out of his car and into an apartment since landing a job refurbishing a Nashville hotel two years ago, doesn’t work at a site taking advantage of the breaks and never has done so. In fact, he started that job four months before the Treasury Department published its final list of neighborhoods eligible for the breaks. And the hotel where he worked couldn’t benefit even now because it’s an area that didn’t make the cut.

https://apnews.com/2722fe07cc220914f677 ... SocialFlow
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The little girl he profiled was also already attending one of her city’s most sought after charter schools after previously attending a private school.

https://time.com/5780459/state-of-the-u ... er-school/

Literally nothing too big or too small to lie about.
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What gets me is so many believe his manipulations.
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Thelma Harper wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:28 am
What gets me is so many believe his manipulations.
Well honestly most politicians lie and stretch the truth. I just think Trump would lie to his dying mother's face if it served his purposes. In fact if the archangel Michael came down with a flaming sword Trump would lie to him and not even think twice. We didn't want a politician and we got the biggest one of all
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This is just laziness with his staff. He doesn't hire the best people and never has.
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