Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, January 10, 2019

An online gambling house called BookMaker took bets on how many "false statements" Trump would make in his eight-minute speech, with the over-under set at 3.5. BookMaker's odds consultant, John Lester, told the New York Daily News that the site intentionally avoided calling them "lies," so it wouldn't have to "prove that the President is intentionally misleading the public." The answer, according to the Washington Post, was a lot. Over the course of his short address, Trump reportedly dropped eleven untruths, from misrepresenting the new trade deal with Mexico to claiming that a wall will stop the flow of heroin across the border, even though 90 percent of drugs are smuggled through legal ports of entry. Now, BookMaker has to shell out a reported $276,424 in total wins. "It's a bad day for Truthiness and Bookmaker," Lester told BuzzFeed. "We knew we were in trouble early with this one."

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So much winning! You are going to get sick of all the winning!

#1 | Posted by bored at 2019-01-10 03:12 PM | Reply

Hell, how come I didn't hear about this before his speech? Good lawd, over/under was only 3.5 lies and Trump was scheduled to speak for 8 minutes?

Truly, I would have bet as much money as I could have scrounged up for there has never been a safer bet in the history of gambling.

#2 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-01-10 03:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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