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CNN Fact Checker Spent More Than 2 Minutes Quickly Debunking RNC Lies and He Still Wasn't Done

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Similar to the preceding nights, the third night of the Republican National Convention compelled fact-checkers to correct a litany of misleading claims and outright lies.

Among these was CNN fact checker Daniel Dale, who's made a name for himself in the political sphere with his comprehensive fact-checking of President Donald Trump on Twitter—no easy task, considering Trump has told over 20 thousand lies since the beginning of his presidency.

Dale appeared on Anderson Cooper's CNN show to correct what he could—and he spoke for nearly three straight minutes.

Dale said in part:

"Anderson, there's just so much dishonesty and inaccuracy at this convention, it's hard for me to know where to start, and it's not just big things like this broad revisionism on the response to the pandemic. It's little inaccuracies, carelessness. We had someone, Lara Trump, cite a fake Abraham Lincoln quote tonight."

He pointed out the lies told by Vice President Mike Pence.

"A number of tonight's false claims came from the Vice President, Mike Pence. He repeated one of Trump's own favorite lies. He said that because of them, we now have Veterans' Choice. As I've said over and over, Obama signed that choice law in 2014. Trump signed a 2018 law that modified and expanded the Choice program, but did not create it.
Pence boasted twice that Trump had, quote, 'suspended all travel from China.' He didn't. He imposed a partial travel restriction that contained multiple exemptions. Tens of thousands of people, Anderson, kept coming over after that.
Pence said again that Biden wants, quote, 'Open borders.' I know this is common conservative rhetoric, but it's just wrong. Biden does not support completely unrestricted migration."

And that was just for Pence.

Dale went on to point out lies from Trump's daughter-in-law Lara Trump, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY), White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, and others.

Dale said he could've continued for another three minutes had time permitted.


Even for Trump and his allies, people thought this was an astonishing amount of lies.




Others commended Dale for his machine-like ability to correct false information in such a short span of time.







The final night of the GOP convention commences at 8:30 on Thursday.