Trump’s Greatest Claims/Lies- only a fraction of the 32 thousand and still climbing! Richard J. Garfunkel 2-12-2023

The New Trump Lies- it never ends!

  1. They raided my house, they broke into my safe: he watched on TV and his lawyers were there
  2. There was nothing there: Oh yes, there was!
  3. I handed everything over!: No he didn’t- 11 sets of classified files
  4. The FBI planted the boxes: No they came in empty handed, it was watch lived and they carted out boxes
  5. The GSA packed these files, I had nothing to do with it: NO! The GSA did not pack the boxes
  6. I de-classified everything I had!: No he couldn’t de-classify these files
  7. Obama took 30 million secret documents: Sorry, whatever he took was cleared

The Start of the Lies began on Day One!

  1. Greatest victory in recent history
  2. Most Electoral Votes ever
  3. Biggest Inaugural Crowd
  4. Greatest stock market Increase in History
  5. Greatest Job gains ever
  6. The Coronavirus will disappear! “We’re going down, not up.” February 26th 2020
  7. Greater than Lincoln and more important than Jesus
  8. Smartest man ever elected, greatest memory,
  9. Greatest General ever, greatest supporters of our troops
  10. ISIS destroyed
  11. The greatest negotiator since Talleyrand!
  12. Our relations with our neighbors and allies has never been better
  13. Korea is complying with US demands
  14. Peace in the Middle East
  15. Greatest opponent of Russia
  16. Most achievements by any president in three plus years
  17. Top student in his Class at Penn
  18. Awarded an MBA at Wharton (Penn)
  19. Greatest and smartest cabinet assembled
  20. The Republicans actually won in the 2018 Mid Term Elections
  21. Best economy ever 4-5% growth
  22. Will create the greatest healthcare plan and replace Obamacare!
  23. Claimed he wouldn’t touch Social Security or Medicare!
  24. More jobs created than Obama
  25. More time in the White House than any president
  26. A real Christian, the greatest friend to Israel and the Jews
  27. The Mexicans will pay for the border wall
  28. A balanced budget
  29. A trade surplus!
  30. I will never threaten SS and Medicare
  31. Trump has falsely said 184 times that he passed the biggest tax cut in history.
  32. On 176 occasions, Trump has claimed the United States has “lost” money on trade deficits.
  33. Trump’s penchant for repeating false claims is demonstrated by the fact that the Fact Checker database has recorded more than 400 instances in which he has repeated a variation of the same claim at least three times.
  34. For instance, nearly 70 times he has claimed that a whistleblower complaint about the call was inaccurate.
  35. His most repeated claim — 257 times — is that the S. economy today is the best in history.
  36. In fact, his second-most-repeated claim — 242 times — is that his border wall is being built
  37. Fact Checker database has recorded more than 400 instances in which he has repeated a variation of the same claim at least three times.

The Trump record!

  1. Over 500,000 Deaths and counting- it was supposed to go away, he knew it was devastating and covered it up!
  2. Most divisive and bigoted president ever!
  3. Interest rates forced down to fund bloated market and re-structure his debt!
  4. National Debt up almost $8 trillion to over $28 trillion (was $20 trillion on January 20, 2017)
  5. Annual Budget Debt skyrocketing back to post 2008 levels, more than doubled since 2016
  6. GDP growth under 2% for the fifteen months before the Pandemic, GDP never hit 3% in the three years before COVID-19
  7. GDP had the greatest drop over 33% since 1932 and the Great Depression!
  8. Wages hardly moved in 3.6years, now 20 million out of work!
  9. DJIA: gains less then Truman, Eisenhower, Reagan, Bush 41, Clinton, Obama
  10. Social Security and Medicare threatened by the Payroll Tax cut! SS could run out of money in 2023!
  11. 8 million less jobs created in the last 3 full years, 19% less than Obama’s last three years.
  12. Infrastructure continuing its deterioration- where’s the plan?
  13. Crime and violence higher- the Chaos President
  14. Hate crime much higher- the rise of right wing gangs (0ver 800) and armed militias
  15. Toleration for Nazis, the KKK, and Fascists unacceptable
  16. Race relations worse than ever- a life-long bigot
  17. Relations with NATO worst since its creation
  18. Relations with Canada and Mexico at its worst level since WWI
  19. Most disliked president overseas in the history of the country!
  20. No healthcare plan! But wants to end the ACA in a Pandemic!
  21. Cabinet corruption and incompetence unprecedented
  22. Over 580 appointees gone from his administration- a record
  23. Over 91% Cabinet turnover, the worst in American history
  24. Public education deteriorating- support for Charter, Private and Religious schools!
  25. Environmental protections under siege- worst environmental president in our history
  26. Unions and working Americans are worse off- most anti-Labor president ever!
  27. Growth of corporate wealth at the expense of the budget-millionaires increased by 50%!
  28. The Mexican Wall- 57 new miles, cost of $11 billion as of August, 2020
  29. VA leadership a failure, skyrocketing needs
  30. Shifting of tax burdens to the most productive states
  31. Middle East getting worse, Baathists still in control of Syria, Kurds stabbed in the back
  32. Iran getting more bellicose and dangerous
  33. International respect for our leadership lowest in 80 years
  34. Over 22,000 lies and counting- hates the military and says our honored dead were suckers and losers
  35. Multiple indictments and convictions of people associated with Trump
  36. Pardoning criminals in his administration, campaign supporters and convicted murderers
  37. Voted the worst president in our history by 200 American Politic Scientists & 3rd worse in the Siena College Poll
  38. Unemployment was over 10%- 20 million on unemployment! First president since Hoover to lose jobs!
  39. Lost the election by over 7 million! One of the worst losses by an incumbent since Hoover!.
  40. Never been in Church except for a funeral or a marriage! Wouldn’t know the Bible from Playboy! Has been an anti-Semite like his father all his life- he uses Jews and they use him!
  41. Over 1200 critical books written on him, his grafter family and his corrupt administration!
  42. Failed tariff war skyrockets “socialism” to the fam belt from $11 billion to $32 billion

Trump, the GOP and Labor/Farms

  1. Opposed worker rights
  2. Supports “right to work” laws
  3. Opposed the minimum wage increases
  4. Does not enforce laws affecting worker safety
  5. Opposes civil service unions
  6. Stacked the NLRB with anti-union appointees
  7. Republican judges constantly rule against workers
  8. Tariff war a failure, farm bankruptcies soaring 25%
  9. Trade deficits growing to record levels
  10. Manufacturing jobs have again disappeared

Reality and Trump

  1. Trump’s niece, Mary Trump and his sister label him a tax cheat, swindler, and a sociopath
  2. His lawyer goes to jail for paying off two whores, calls him a dangerous psychopath!
  3. Supreme Court rules his taxes and business records must go to NYC DA and NY AG
  4. John Bolton says that he was a clear and present danger- he was appointed by Trump and is a real conservative.
  5. Cliff Sims, who worded in the WH and is a real conservative, wrote “Team of Vipers” and said he had no clue what he was doing.
  6. Robert Woodward has him on tape in “Rage” telling us how dangerous COVID 19 was, and then he had a press conference and told the American public it would be gone when it got warm!
  7. Republican 1000 page Senate report confirms collusion between Trump and the Russians
  8. John Bolton former National Advisor accuses Trump of ignorance and collusion with Russians
  9. Stephanie Wolkoff, Melania Trump’s former friend helping investigators into Inaugural looting!
  10. Almost 500 former National Security officials endorsed Biden.
  11. Over 300 Republicans who worked for George W. Bush, John McCain and Mitt Romney endorsed Joe Biden
  12. Trump Pardons Criminals, Murderers, Supporters along with convictions and indictments.
  13. Rod Blagojevich- former disgraced governor, 10 counts: corruption, fraud, fraud extortion
  14. Roger Stone- political operative, 7 counts: obstruction, witness tampering, perjury
  15. Dinesh D’Souza- virulent anti-Semite, campaign finance violator
  16. Manafort, Gates, Cohen, Stone, Flynn, Papadopoulos, Pinedo, vander Zwann all convicted!
  17. Former disgraced Members of Congress, Collins, Hunter and Stockman
  18. Kilimnik and 25 Russian nationals indicted!




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A lifelong New Yorker, who now lives full-time in Palm Beach County, Richard was raised in Mount Vernon, New York and he was educated in the Mount Vernon public schools He graduated from Boston University with a BA in American History. After spending a year on Wall Street as a research analyst with Bache & Co., he joined a manufacturing and importing firm, where over the next twenty-five years he rose to the position of chief operating officer. After the sale of that business, Richard entered into the financial services field with Metropolitan Life and is a Registered Representative, who has been associated with Acorn Financial Services which is affiliated with John Hancock Life Insurance Company of Boston, Ma. Today, he is a retired broker who had specialized in long-term care insurance and financial planning. One of Richard’s recent activities was to advise and encourage communities to seek ways to incorporate “sustainability and resiliency” into their future infrastructure planning. After a lifetime in politics, with many years working as a district leader, which involved party organizational work, campaign chair activity and numerous other political tasks, Richard has been involved with numerous civic and social causes. In recent years, Richard served in 2005 as the campaign coordinator of the Re-Elect Paul Feiner Campaign in Greenburgh, NY and he again chaired Supervisor Feiner’s successful landslide victory in 2007. Over the next few years, he advised a number of political candidates. He has served as an appointed Deputy Supervisor of the Town of Greenburgh, with responsibilities regarding the town’s “liaison program.” He was a member of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board of the Town of Greenburgh, NY. Richard has lectured on FDR, The New Deal and 20th century American history in the Mount Vernon schools, at the Westchester Council of Social Studies annual conference in White Plains, and at many senior citizen groups, which include appearances at the Old Guard of White Plains, the Rotary Clubs of Elmsford and White Plains, and various synagogue groups around Westchester. In the winter of 2006 Richard was the leader of the VOCAL forum, sponsored by the Westchester County Office of Aging, which addresses the concerns of Westchester County’s Intergenerational Advocacy Educational Speak-out forums for senior citizens. Richard has given lectures for the Active Retirement Project, which is co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Center on the Hudson, the Greenburgh Hebrew Center, and other groups around Westchester County. Richard also is the founder and Chairperson of the Jon Breen Memorial Fund, that judges and grants annual prizes to students at Mount Vernon High School who submit essays on public policy themes. He also sponsors the Henry M. Littlefield History Prize for the leading MVHS history student. Richard serves on the Student College Scholarship Committee of Mount Vernon High School. In past years Richard chaired and moderated the Jon Breen Fund Award’s cablecast program with the Mayor and local and school officials. Richard has been a member of Blythedale Children’s Hospital’s Planned Giving Professional Advisory Board, and was a founding member of the committee to re-new the FDR Birthday Balls of the 1930’s and 1940’s with the March of Dimes’ effort to eliminate birth defects. Their renewal dinner was held at Hyde Park on January 30, 2003. Richard is currently an active contributor to the Roosevelt Institute, which is involved in many pursuits which included the opening of the Henry A. Wallace Center at Hyde Park, and the Eleanor Roosevelt – Val-Kill Foundation. In 2007, he proposed to the City of Mount Vernon an effort to develop an arts, educational, and cultural center as part of a downtown re-development effort. Richard was a team partner with the Infrastructure & Energy Solutions Group. IEFG which has developed innovative strategies for the 21st Century. Richard hosted a weekly program on WVOX-1460 AM radio, called “The Advocates,” which was concerned with “public policy” issues. The show, which was aired from 2007 until May 15, 2013, has had amongst its guests; Representative Charles Rangel, Chairperson of the House Ways and Means Committee, Mr. Jonathan Alter of Newsweek, along with hundreds of others. All the 300 shows are archived at Richard currently gives lectures on Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, FDR and the Jewish Community, The New Deal, FDR and Douglas MacArthur, 20th Century American Foreign Policy Resulting in Conflict, and Israel’s Right to Exist. Richard lives in Boynton Beach, Fl, with his wife Linda of 44 years. They have two married children. Their daughter Dana is a Rutgers College graduate, with a MS from Boston University, and is the Assistant Director of Recruitment at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Their son Jon is an electrical engineering graduate of Princeton University and a senior software architect at NY/Mellon Bank in NYC. Richard J. Garfunkel Recent Appearances: KTI Synagogue, Rye Brook, NY- Long Term Care & Estate Conservation- Anshe Shalom Synagogue, New Rochelle, NY- Long Term Care- American Legion Post, Valhalla, NY- Long Term Care and Asset Protection- Doyle Senior Ctr, New Rochelle, NY-Long Term Care and Asset Protection- AME Methodist Ministers, New Rochelle, NY, LTC and Charitable Giving- Profession Women in Construction, Elmsford, NY, LTC and Business Benefits- Kol Ami Synagogue- White Plains, NY, Long Term Care and Disability - Beth El Men's Club-New Rochelle, NY-Long Term Care-Is it Necessary- Greater NY Dental Meeting Javits Ctr, NY, NY- LTC and Disability- IBEW Local #3 , White Plains, NY, Long Term Care and Asset Protection, Health Fair -Bethel Synagogue, New Rochelle, NY-LTC and Disability, Heath Fair- Riverdale Mens Club CSAIR- Riverdale, NY- LTC- Life Weight Watchers of Westchester and the Bronx-LTC and Tax Implications Sunrise Assisted Living of Fleetwood, Mount Vernon, NY-LTC Sprain Brook Manor of Scarsdale-LTC- November 15, 2001 Sunrise Assisted Living of Stamford, Connecticut, February 2002 Kol Ami Synagogue, White Plains, NY, February, 2002 The Old Guard Society of White Plains, NY, April, 2002 The Westchester Meadows, Valhalla, NY August, 2002 Kol Ami Synagogue, White Plains, NY, October, 2002 JCC of Scarsdale, Scarsdale, NY, November, 2002 The Westchester Meadows, Valhalla, NY, January, 2003 The Rotary Club of White Plains, NY January, 2003 The Westchester Meadows, Valhalla, NY April, 2003 Westchester Reform Temple, Scarsdale, NY January, 2004 Mount Vernon High School, Mount Vernon, NY March 2004 Kol Ami/JCC of White Plains, NY November, 2004 The Westchester Reform Temple, Scarsdale, January 2005 The Sunrise of Fleetwood, Mount Vernon, April, 2005 The Woodlands of Ardsley, assisted living, November, 2005 The Woodlands of Ardsley, assisted living, December, 2005 The Woodlands of Ardsley, assisted living, January, 2005 Rotary Club of Elmsford, April, 2006 Kiwanis Club of Yonkers, June, 2006 Greenburgh Jewish Center, November, 2006 Temple Kol Ami, White Plains, February, 2007 Hebrew Institute, White Plains, March, 2007 Temple Kol Ami, White Plains, NY, April, 2007 Westchester Meadows. Valhalla, November, 2007 Hebrew Institute. White Plains, November, 2007 Art Zuckerman Radio Show- January, 2008 JCC of the Hudson, Tarrytown, February, 2008 Matt O’Shaughnessy Radio Show, March, 2008 WVOX –Election Night Coverage, November, 2008 WVOX – Inaugural Coverage, January 20, 2009 The Advocates-host of the WVOX Radio Show, 2007- 2010 Rotary Club of Pleasantville, February, 2009 Hebrew Institute of White Plains, May, 2009 JCC Hudson, Tarrytown, December, 2009-10-11-12 Brandeis Club, Yonkers, March 25, 2010

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