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Trump Mocked For Bragging About Winning Non-Existent Award Named After ‘Failed US Invasion’

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Trump Mocked For Bragging About Winning Non-Existent Award Named After ‘Failed US Invasion’





President Donald Trump was widely mocked online Sunday afternoon after boasting on Twitter that he was the proud recipient of the prestigious “Bay of Pigs Award,” which, incidentally, doesn’t exist as noted by CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale.

“Sleepy Joe Biden has spent 47 years in politics being terrible to Hispanics,” Trump tweeted to his millions of followers. “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!”



As Dale noted, “For those confused by Trump’s claim he got the ‘highly honored Bay of Pigs Award’: He got an endorsement in 2016 from the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association. It’s not an award. He has a long history of turning endorsements and other non-awards into awards.”

He then added, “The thing is that it was, according to local news coverage, an unprecedented endorsement from the Bay of Pigs Veterans. So Trump could accurately boast about it. But he often seems to prefer wrongness to even impressive-sounding correctness – no truth too good not to embellish.”




Twitter users were quick to mock the president for boasting about a fake award named after a botched invasion of Cuba in 1961 that cast a cloud over President John Kennedy’s administration.





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