By Amy B Wang, (c) 2018, The Washington Post When President Donald Trump took the stage on Thursday at the Rimrock Auto Arena in Billings, Montana, it had all the trappings of his signature rallies. A sea of red Make America Great Again hats. A smattering of blue Trump-Pence placards. A crowd standing behind Trump, carefully curated to telegraph maximum enthusiasm for the president and his message. Except one. Positioned just beyond Trump’s shoulder – and thus almost constantly visible throughout the televised event – was Tyler Linfesty, a 17-year-old senior from Billings West High School. He wore a plaid shirt, a hand-me-down from his brother. And where others zigged, Tyler zagged. A hero rises within the enemies..he shall be called #plaidshirtguy pic.twitter.com/tUmAqDtmDg — Dan (@dan_bruc) September 7, 2018 “We have the best economy in history!” Trump declared at one point in his speech, repeating a claim that has been fact-checked as false.Tyler … [Read more...] about “I had to be real”: #PlaidShirtGuy removed from Trump rally after viral facial expressions
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Glenn Kessler and Meg Kelly, The Washington Post Published 3:21 am PDT, Thursday, July 26, 2018 "I wanted to make sure, unlike most politicians, that what I said was correct. . . . When I make a statement, I like to be correct. I want the facts. . . . Before I make a statement, I need the facts." - President Donald Trump, Aug. 15, 2017 --- At the Fact Checker, we have vetted many statements by President Trump - and maintain a running list of every false and misleading claim he has made since he took the oath of office. The president's factual errors on trade and tax policy are relatively easy to fact-check, as the data undercutting his claims can be easily obtained. But there have been a number of instances in which the president or his surrogates have flatly denied something - only to have that denial contradicted weeks or months later by new documents or statements. Often, by then the media coverage has moved on to a new controversy. The release of the tape recording … [Read more...] about Once again, ‘fake news’ decried by Trump turns out to be true
Opinion Mark Armstrong in action at the Colchester Half Marathon. Picture: Sussex Sport Photography Sussex Sport Photography.com 2018 If you don’t listen to your body then there are likely to be consequences, as Mark Armstrong is finding out I’ve been greedy in more ways than one recently. For a start, a large part of my paternity leave was spent eating cake with the justification that I needed the sugar to cope with the broken sleep that inevitably comes with a newborn. But coupled with this, I’ve been struggling to let go of the training regime in the run-up to the Colchester Half Marathon last month. The start of the year was all geared to running a half marathon and Neil Featherby’s programme ensured that I peaked at just the right time to knock more than nine minutes off my personal best. The difficulty is I just can’t let it go. I’m struggling to loosen my grip on the relatively intense training and the fitness I built up over the past few … [Read more...] about Running column: The post event blues are real for Mark Armstrong…and why is rest such a dirty word to runners?
"I lost everything. I lost my health. I became diabetic, addicted to alcohol and suffered from depression," she tells The Local. "I had two daughters aged six and eight years old and I basically had a nervous breakdown.I lost my relationship with my partner. I couldn't take care of my children and I can't tell you how upsetting that was to me." Belinda Mullinix (pictured in centre below with her two daughters) believes the accountant, the property owner and the barmaid who sued her for lost wages, who were all British expats, were all in on the stitch up. For Helen Wood the impact of losing their savings to a rogue tradesman was similarly distressing. "I felt so guilty. I was heartbroken and it still upsets me," says Helen, who lost over €11,000. "We had worked so hard for that money. And it was like someone had held us up at gunpoint and stolen our life savings." "There was anger and embarrassment. I thought I had done the right thing and I was ashamed of what had … [Read more...] about How foreigners in France fall victim to being conned by fellow expats
PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla — A woman says she received an uncomfortable and frightening message from a man on social media after she complained he wasn ot a licensed mover. Melissa Ufer has never done business with 52-year-old Anthony Magazu, but she has seen him on social media promoting his moving business."I couldn’t let him advertise that knowing what I knew in case it happened to someone else, it just didn’t feel right to me,” she said.She saved a post from a potential customer who says when she asked him for his license number, he refused to give it out, unless he could come to her house and give a quote."If you’re a reputable business then you just give your license. I mean, what's the problem if you have nothing to hide? she said."Ufer says after seeing that, she copied and pasted it in Magazu's advertisement and that's when she says he sent her a private message."I know where you live already and be ready for … [Read more...] about Woman says she received intimidating Facebook message from mover claiming to be licensed