Facts Matter: Another Donald Trump’s Tall Tale Debunked

Gronda Morin

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On 10/20/16 PolitFact took on the question as alleged by the Donald Trump’s campaign, Were President Obama or Hillary Clinton participants in a tactic of hiring peoples to incite violence during Trump rallies. Steve Contorno reports the following in his article, “Trump says Clinton and Obama paid people to cause violence at his rallies:”

Donald Trump is claiming:

“If you look at what came out today on the clips,” he said, “I was wondering what happened with my rally in Chicago and other rallies where we had such violence. She’s the one, and Obama, that caused the violence. They hired people, they paid them $1,500, and they’re on tape saying, be violent, cause fights, do bad things.”

“He continued: “When I saw what they did, which is a criminal act by the way, where they’re telling people to go out and start fist-fights and start violence. In…

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