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Trump Caught in a Hilarious Lie: ‘I Got the Bay of Pigs Award’, and Now the Internet is Rolling in Laughter
There is no such thing as the Michigan Man of the Year. Yet that hasn’t stopped Trump from bragging about winning this non-existing award on many occasions despite being called out on the lie any number of times. But there is a lesser-known similar lie that Trump trots out from time to time. He says that he’s received the “Bay of Pigs Award” from Cuban immigrants in Florida.
No such award exists.
Unfortunately, this lie matters a bit more than it should. Trump has managed to claw his way back to a tie in the polls in critically important Florida and experts say that a lot of it is due to increasing Hispanic support, much of it from the Cuban-American community in Southeast Florida. We aren’t up to date on the issues impacting Cuban and American relations so we’re not commenting on why Cubans have been drifting more toward Trump. We do know that both campaigns are now honing in on the Cuban vote and Florida election generally. Mike Bloomberg announced that he’s going to spend $100 million in Florida in support of Biden.
This morning, Trump countered the Bloomberg move by … taking to Twitter and bragging about winning an award that simply doesn’t exist according to CNN’s fact check.
Sleepy Joe Biden has spent 47 years in politics being terrible to Hispanics. Now he is relying on Castro lover Bernie Sanders to help him out. That won’t work! Remember, Miami Cubans gave me the highly honored Bay of Pigs Award for all I have done for our great Cuban Population!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2020
Right. Except no, according to CNN:
Trump got an endorsement from the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association, not an award. The endorsement was unprecedented from the association, so Trump could fairly boast about it. But still, an award and an endorsement are different things. (Trump claimed in August to have received an award from the Log Cabin Republicans, which told CNN it gave him an endorsement but not an award.)
An award and an endorsement are different things, but Trump loves getting awards so he made it up. It doesn’t sound as cool to say he got an endorsement, so he lies to create his own world.
People laughed their asses off:
fun fact: there is no "Bay of Pigs Award." try googling it
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) September 13, 2020
“Welcome to the ‘Bay of Pigs Awards’ everybody, please welcome your host for the evening.’”@marcorubio
— NoelCaslerComedy (@CaslerNoel) September 13, 2020
“The Bay of Pigs Award” LOL!
Just one small thing about this “award” – it doesn’t exist. But if it did, it would be appropriate to give it to Trump, because the Bay of Pigs invasion was a monumental failure and foreign policy disaster. https://t.co/7Vd96dCk3O
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) September 13, 2020
There is no Bay of Pigs Award. None. It doesn't exist. It is something he made up out of his pudding of a brain. https://t.co/MtumiVdaRo
— The Rude Pundit (@rudepundit) September 13, 2020
— Katie 🏴☠️ #BidenHarris2020 (@KatiePB1) September 13, 2020
Bay of Pigs? This is up there with Bluto asking “Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?” pic.twitter.com/24tA3Se5C4
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) September 13, 2020
Bay of Pigs Award?! Comedy is dead. https://t.co/W45F2BTGqY
— Tom Hawthorn (@tomhawthorn) September 13, 2020
I’d give him the Bay of Pigs award on November 3 tho- in case you missed it the Bay of Pigs was a debacle. https://t.co/qgaQd0rjdi
— Armando (@ArmandoNDK) September 13, 2020
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