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Donald Trump Dips Into A Pig’s Blood Hoax

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Donald Trump Dips Into A Pig’s Blood Hoax


Donald Trump has reached into the fevered recesses of the right-wing id yet again — and his crowds love him for it.

The Hill reports that at a primary election-eve rally in Charleston, South Carolina, Trump told a supposed story about how Gen. John Pershing dealt with Muslim terrorists in the U.S.-occupied Philippines of the early 20th century.

“He took 50 bullets and he dipped them in pig’s blood. And he had his men load his rifles and he lined up the 50 people, and they shot 49 of those people,” Trump said, as his crowd cheered. “And the 50th person, he said, ‘You go back to your people and you tell them what happened.’ And for 25 years there wasn’t a problem.”

Notably, Trump spoke of this matter in the context of demanding a return to the use of waterboarding and other torture techniques against terror suspects: “So we better start getting tough, and we better start getting vigilant, and we need to start using our heads — or we’re not gonna have a country, folks!”

But as Snopes.com has documented for quite some time, this is in fact a hoax that has circulated around email chains and other corners of the Internet ever since the 9/11 attacks.

It is also sometimes attributed to military leaders other than Pershing — who in fact sought, as the military leader of an occupying force, to minimize enemy casualties wherever possible, and to avoid inflaming religious tensions. (This was in contrast to other military leaders, such as Gen. Leonard Wood, who presided over an infamous massacre of rebel men and their families.)



  1. yabbed February 20, 2016

    Anyone who could find that an admirable act is unfit as a human being, much less unfit as a President of the United States of America. If the Pope heard that Trump subscribed to that act, Francis would double down on Trump’s lack of Christianity.

    1. Ekpe February 20, 2016

      The people who follow him like him like that! Strange!

      1. latebloomingrandma February 20, 2016

        Strange, scary, and pathetic.

  2. bobnstuff February 20, 2016

    The most important thing here is the fact that he once again repeated a lie. He will say anything, truth or fiction. It doesn’t bother him in the least. He has no respect for the truth or for those people who follow him.

    1. Joan February 25, 2016

      I do not understand how Trump can repeat lies and really horrible stuff and think it is OK because he did not originate it? When as a Presidental front runner you “retweet” something, you have personally elevated and amplified it. When it is a lie or hateful, how could that not reflect on you personally?
      Why does’nt anyone in our so called media call him on this disgusting practice?

  3. CruiserSailor February 20, 2016

    I think Trump might have watched Inglorious Bastards once too often. He now thinks he’s one of them.

    1. The lucky one February 20, 2016

      He is more of an inglorious a$$hole.

  4. jrj1701 February 20, 2016

    This is just more proof that Trump is playing to the fear and anger of the right wing. I hope that folks will wake up and realize that he is nothing more than another Hitler.

  5. Joan February 20, 2016

    Trump has a long history of playing fast and loose with history and facts. As President he would have the authority to get airtime from all the networks. We would have Trump on the air every time he felt slighted or insulted making one of his long rambling stream of non conscious speeches which bowl down to “I am the greatest, everybody else is a loser.”
    Let’s not forget that Trump is embroiled in eleven different civil suits that will only be resolved post election.

  6. The lucky one February 20, 2016

    Trump fits Mencken”s definition of a demagogue as one who says things he knows to be untrue to people he knows to be idiots.

    1. docb February 20, 2016

      There are just no words to describe the revulsion that jumps to the front when this waste of flesh. presents himself.

      Let’s just BOYCOTT dRumph!!!!…

  7. latebloomingrandma February 20, 2016

    Has Trump ever studied American history? Most of our presidents have been well versed in our history and know a lot about past presidents. Has he done any preparation at all or is he treating this like a show? I say, he should produce his college transcripts!!!

    1. David February 20, 2016

      Kind of like “57 State Obomo” has produce his?

      1. Sand_Cat February 20, 2016

        Defending another lie, David?

        1. David February 21, 2016

          Nope, won’t defend Obomo’s lies.

          1. Independent1 February 21, 2016

            So that’s what you got lowlife?? An Obama slip of the tongue?? Trying to make some kind of nonsensical slight out of a slip of the tongue only goes to prove your level of mentality – that of a six year-old school yard bully. But then, what can you expect from a moronic Texan anyway??? But him being a total idiot!!!

          2. David February 21, 2016

            Slip of the tongue? Hmm…kind of like, “If you like your doctor…”? I know how many States there are. Do you, DS?

          3. Independent1 February 21, 2016

            You’ve got to come up with more than that lame excuse – aside from the ‘If you like your doctor’ not being an Obama lie except in the mind the media; the lie was perpetrated by the insurance companies not honoring the wording of the ACA legislation as they promised Obama they would do.

            So sorry lowlife, but because you and a fraction of the people who purchased ACA actually not being able to keep their doctor – that is nothing more than one more media contrived lie!! Totally unlike the deliberate, fabricated lies that the clown-show GOP candidates conjure up at the spur of the moment – that are outright bald face lies they tell countless times a debate.

          4. David February 21, 2016

            Didn’t answer the question did you? Ha ha! Like your boy, Obomo, you’re a liar. Accept the fact that you worship scum. But, if the shoe fits…
            He said it. But, I guess he misspoke. Ha ha! “We have to pass it to know what’s in it.
            Enjoy the last year of your muslime Kenyan. Trump will clean house of this garbage. Again, what State do you claim to live in?

          5. FireBaron February 22, 2016

            You should be careful who you slander by calling them a liar in print. Should Independent1 find out who you are, he can sue you for libel and defamation of character. By the way, that is exactly what your hero with the artificial hair would do, too!

          6. David February 22, 2016

            First, slander is the spoken word. Second, defamation of character is either by slander or libel (written word). It is NOT in addition to. Finally, truth is a defense to any suit for defamation. Have a blessed day.

          7. Sand_Cat February 22, 2016

            Nothing shows your hypocrisy like the insincere “have a blessed day.”

          8. David February 22, 2016

            I do mean it…even for purveyors of tripe such as yourself. Have a blessed day.

          9. Sand_Cat February 22, 2016

            Wow, you’ve really gone off the deep end: ask a nonsensical question you apparently think diverts attention from your earlier nonsensical post, then just keep asking why the person didn’t answer your question. I’ll let you in on a little secret: most of your “questions” appear to be simple rhetorical statements, often of falsehoods or irrelevancies. I hope for your sake you realize that, but maybe you need to visit a doctor and get a “check-up from the neck up.”

          10. David February 22, 2016

            Maybe you could answer the question I posed? Obomo couldn’t give a correct answer.

          11. Sand_Cat February 22, 2016

            Why should I? You never answer any of mine, simply posting more irrelevant BS and ignoring the questions.

          12. Independent1 February 21, 2016

            And by the way, Trump, or any of the other clown-show Republican candidates for president, spew more lies in one debate appearance on stage than you can validate Obama may have actually said during his 7 years in office.

          13. Sand_Cat February 22, 2016

            Now you can’t spell “Obama”? You should have your doctor check you for dementia.

          14. David February 22, 2016

            Could spell it ‘s h i t’! It would be correct!

    2. Paul Bass February 22, 2016

      Don’t reply to troll david. His upvote rating is less than .5! Meaning on NM less than 1/2 of one person EVER agrees with him.

      pathetic, that he gets his joy out of being hated by everyone on National Memo…

  8. Grover Syck February 20, 2016

    Not only is Trump unfit to be president, he is unfit to be an American.

    1. Irishgrammy February 20, 2016

      Bravo! Couldn’t say it better myself. He hardly possess enough of the DNA to qualify being a human being! There is hardly any difference between Trump and his hateful “ideas” and what ISIS is doing. Before long Trump will advocate lopping off heads………and as a consequence of Trumps advocacy of torture, should we warn him the rest of the civilized world might have a thing or two to say about that and in fact bring he and whoever he chooses to implement his vile plans up for war crimes against humanity……….!!!???.Trump and the entire far right wing will never get it, that cruelty and rage only beget even more cruelty and rage and guarantees increased numbers of people and groups that will hate Americans and America more and more which will in turn make us all less safe!. This idiot needs serious lessons in history and religions of the world. That is a subject among many I truly believe he failed miserably at!!!

      1. Joan February 25, 2016

        They do not understand that we signed the Geneva convention which outlaws torture to protect our own service men and women.
        The right via Fox aided by “hate talk radio” have spent the last eight years ratcheting up the hate, fear and animus of their base. They are only mad because Trump is using what they wrought. For some insane reason they thought they could control and precision direct it.

  9. Insinnergy February 21, 2016

    Unfit to be a human being.
    What a sad narcissistic tool of a man.

    Take a good long look, sane America… there is a large chunk of the American populace who likes this guy and his horrific ideas. What does that say about you?

  10. FireBaron February 22, 2016

    My personal favorite is Trump demanding in a tweet that Apple unlock the phone of the San Bernadino shooter – from his iPhone!


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