CNN’s fact-checking reporter Daniel Dale on Monday named the lie told by President Donald Trump that just won’t die.
He then firmly debunked it.
Appearing on “CNN Tonight,” Dale began by dismantling to anchor Don Lemon some of the claims Trump made during his rally in Sanford, Florida, where the president, said Dale, “basically seems determined to run against a version” of Democratic nominee Joe Biden “that doesn’t exist.”
Lemon then aired footage of Trump repeating at the rally his 2016 campaign vow that his promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border was almost complete ― and that Mexico was paying for its construction.
“Oh my God. I can do the fact-check on this. And those people, they believe him,” said an incredulous Lemon.
“A lot of it is replacement fence,” the fact-checker explained. “And more importantly, tonight, Mexico is not paying for the wall.”
“American taxpayers are paying for the wall both from congressionally-appropriated money and money that Trump has basically seized from other stuff, like the military,” Dale added.
“This is the lie that won’t die,” Dale concluded. “It goes dormant for a while then it seems like around election time it magically returns. And no, Mexico is still not paying for the border wall.”
LUKE Morgan will not feature in the Hollyoaks New Year’s Eve flashforwarded episode fuelling fears he is going to be killed off next year.
Soap fans have been terrified Luke – who is played by actor Gary Lucy in the Channel 4 soap – is going to die next year after being diagnosed with dementia.
The Sun Online can reveal actor Gary will not appear in the special hour-long episode which will jump forward a yea rot explore the new drug dealing County Lines storyline, meaning he could die in the next year.
While Luke’s ex Mandy and his friend Nancy both appear in the flash-forward, Luke does not and his absence is conspicuous.
Taking to a fan forum, many asked if Luke’s dementia diagnosis meant he would be saying farewell to the village.
It comes after Luke dumped his girlfriend Cindy Cunningham just days after proposing to her.
Fans were left in tears at the emotional scenes and started questioning Luke’s future.
“Oh wow. Yeah. Not expecting this at all. I think he’ll die in late 2020,” one person wrote.
A second viewer commented: “Unless it’s a misdiagnosis or something, I think this must be the end for Luke.”
And a third added: “Soaps do often kill off an iconic character in an anniversary year. But I think Gary is absolutely going to smash this and it will be heart-breaking to watch.”
A fourth fan was really upset at the possibility of Gary leaving, and wrote: “Not happy about it at all, plus they did change his character from when he left to how he was when he came back with Luke saying he’s a loser all the time.
“He was more positive when he first left. I really wanted to see him back to be more like his old self & move forward.”
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