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Trump has been lying up a storm this election season. His hard-core supporters don’t care. Even presented with evidence, they insist it is wrong and Trump is right.… via @HuffPostPol
Here the five specific falsehoods HuffPost asked dozens of Trump supporters to review at last week's rallies in Fort Myers and Pensacola:
They were chosen -- among the dozens of falsehoods and straight-up lies Trump tells at each rally -- because they are easily disproven and Trump repeats them frequently.
What follows are some of the excuses Trump rally-goers made for Trump's veritable festival of falsehoods in the weeks leading up to the election:
A 60-year-old business consultant from Panama City, Florida:

“All politicians are liars. They’re all weasels.”

“You know why he’s so good? Because he’s up there breaking all the furniture.”

“If we wanted to shoot somebody on Broadway, I’d vote: ‘not guilty.’”
A 73-year-old retired rental real estate investor in Fort Myers:

“He’s a politician. There’s not a person in politics who hasn’t lied.”

More important, the Democrats want to let in "illegals."

“They want ‘em in because they’re going to convert them over to the Democrat Party.”
Woman who spent all afternoon, all night, and then another day in line to be among the first let into the Fort Myers arena to see Trump does not care how much Trump lies, so long as the economy is good:

“I don’t care if he sprouted a third dick up there.”
Her friend, who drove all the way across the state from Melbourne AND spent day and night in line, refused to believe that Trump was not telling the truth about having started building the border wall:

“I don’t believe that. I don’t believe he would lie like that.”
A business owner from Cape Coral:

“He doesn’t like fake news. Why would he say things that are not true?”

“Most of the things he says I agree with, and I believe.”

Said she wanted to check out the facts for herself, but later had this: “It doesn’t matter.”
Retiree from Chicago who said the list of falsehoods was not relevant because it failed to mention Trump's accomplishments. And also, what about the Democrats?

“This is fake news.”
His friend, who got angry just looking at the list:

“Our other option was Hillary. And she wasn’t a liar?”
One Fort Myers retiree it's the media's fault, for criticizing him all the time. Parents who want good behavior from toddlers use positive reinforcement. Media should do that with Trump.

“Bottom line is he is not a politician, he is doing what he said he’d do, and I trust him.”
From a retired veteran from Hattiesburg, Mississippi:

"Planned Parenthood kills babies."
From his wife, a pharmacy director at a hospital:

“Excuse me. But it’s your word against his.”
A 73-year-old retired economist, who said "I appreciate true facts," said Trump's frequent falsehoods were no big deal. And maybe it was a function of his advancing age. Like Reagan.

“It doesn’t bother me. No one’s got a perfect memory.”

“He’s got a lot of things on his mind.”
From a glass repair tech in Pensacola:

“I’m more comforted having him as president, even if he doesn’t tell all the truth all of the time.”

“It makes me ill to think that Hillary could have been president. In my opinion, you can’t trust a thing she says.”
A high-school government teacher from Daphne, Alabama, at first equated lying about building a wall and actually having built it. "It's a matter of semantics."

And then:

“My only response would be that he’s using it as a campaign tool."
A 76-year-old retired DoD project manager, about Trump's frequent falsehoods:

“Well, a lot of people believe him.”

And then:

“Democrats say whatever they want to say, even if it’s false. The last Democrat I voted for Jimmy Carter and that was the worst mistake I ever made.”
An 18-year-old first-time voter at Northwest Florida College:

"Trump has really good intentions. And a lot of the things he says, I think he will do. Everyone makes mistakes."
From @RadioFreeTom, author of "The Death of Expertise":
As might be expected, @TheRickWilson, author of "Everything Trump Touches Dies," is somewhat more blunt about it:
Details about the border war lie -- and I use that word knowing its definition:…
Anyway, HuffPost spent many hours trying to get at the basis for Trump supporters' continuing claims of belief of patently, absurdly false statements.

Everyone should read this and social media it and print it out and pass it out on street corners.…
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