Tag Archives: Donald Trump’s Lies

Enumerati

Trump Lies More than Most People — and Half Are Hurtful, Disparaging Lies

50%

Bella DePaulo: “I spent the first two decades of my career as a social scientist studying liars and their lies. I thought I had developed a sense of what to expect from them. Then along came President Trump. His lies are both more frequent and more malicious than ordinary people’s. … Trump told 6.6 times as many self-serving lies as kind ones. That’s a much higher ratio than we found for our study participants, who told about double the number of self-centered lies compared with kind ones. … The most stunning way Trump’s lies differed from our participants’, though, was in their cruelty. An astonishing 50 percent of Trump’s lies were hurtful or disparaging.”

Poetic Justice

The Great Inventor

As if we needed more proof that Trump’s a fruitcake,
Each new example just gives us a sick headache.
But he’s nothing if not relentless,
Though he’s increasingly senseless,
And now he’d have us believe he invented the word “fake.”

Verbatim

He Might Not Have Invented It, But He Perfected It

“I think one of the greatest of all terms I’ve come up with is ‘fake.’”

— President Trump, quoted by The Hill.

Enumerati

Trump on Track to 2,000 Lies in First Year in Office

2,000

The Washington Post has completed “two-thirds of our year-long project analyzing, categorizing and tracking every false or misleading claim by Trump, as well as his flip-flops. As of our latest update Oct. 10, 2017, or his 264th day in office, the president has made 1,318 claims over 263 days. He has averaged five claims a day, even picking up pace since the six-month mark. … With almost exactly 100 days left to go in our year-long project, Trump is inching ever closer to breaking 2,000 claims.”

Enumerati

Trump Has Lied More than 1,000 Times as President

1,057

Washington Post: “We have been tracking President Trump’s false or misleading claims for more than seven months. Somewhere around Aug. 4 or Aug. 5, he broke 1,000 claims, and the tally now stands at 1,057. … That’s an impressive number by any standard. In fact, we are a little late with this update because we have simply been overwhelmed keeping track of the deluge of claims made by the president in the later part of July.”

Enumerati

Trump Is Still Lying at a Rate of Nearly Five Per Day

4.6

At his six-month mark in office, the Washington Post reports President Trump has made 836 false or misleading claims. That’s an average of 4.6 claims a day.

Verbatim

Even Fox Anchor Wonders at the White House Deception

“Why is it lie after lie after lie? The deception is mind-boggling. And there are still people who are out there who believe we’re making it up. And one day they’re gonna realize we’re not and look around and go: Where are we, and why are we getting told all these lies?”

— Fox News anchor Shepard Smith, quoted by the Washington Post, saying the White House is lying about its ties to Russia.

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Trump Reviews His Tenure at Cabinet Circle Jerk Session

“Never has there been a president … with few exceptions … who’s passed more legislation, who’s done more things than I have.”

— President Trump, quoted by CNN, at his first cabinet meeting.

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In Comey Trump Created a Smart, Fearless Enemy

“He accused the president and his top aides of lying. He suggested that the president wanted special treatment in exchange for loyalty. He said he thinks he lost his job because of how he handled the Russia investigation. … James Comey served notice that if President Donald Trump operates like a bully, there are powerful people who know how to punch back. The ex-FBI director’s powerful, riveting testimony — delivered under oath before the Senate Intelligence Committee — overflowed with headlines and revelations that will resonate for months or longer. … Among the big takeaways: In Comey, Trump has made an enemy who knows the levers of Washington power and has already put in motion forces that are beyond the president’s ability to control.”

Rick Klein

Poetic Justice

Two Credible Kremlinites

We received the definitive denial from Vladimir Putin —
That Russia meddled in the 2016 election is a “fiction.”
To make matters better,
Trump backed him up on Twitter,
So let’s just ignore the evidence and investigations and believe ’em.