The one lie Trump really should have learned to shy away from by this point is his crowd size. He was called out on those lies even during his 2016 campaign for the presidency, but his and his press secretary Sean Spicer’s ridiculous lies about his inauguration crowd are a source of embarrassment for the U.S. all over the world.
On Wednesday, however, he was at it again.
The New York Times, whose subscriptions and earnings have soared under Trump thanks to his endless scandals, is not “failing,” although Trump already knows that. Reporters were inside the building for Trump’s Nashville rally on Tuesday night and local newspaper The Tennessean estimated that “hundreds” of supporters gathered outside early to get into the rally. Trump hasn’t bothered tweeting about how dishonest they are, however, because he doesn’t need to deflect from their honest, negative reporting about his presidency.
Those hundreds of rally supporters were treated to many more lies inside the event. Trump pushed his “spy gate” conspiracy theory, cited inaccurate numbers about his employment and wage growth accomplishments, lied about a trade deficit with Canada and wildly exaggerated the deficit with Mexico, and characterized Democratic leaders insistence that even criminals are human beings as supporting MS-13’s vile actions.
It seems that’s what his supporters come for, however. They cheer for the lies because it’s what they like to hear. Hundreds of them come to every rally, but not thousands like the Trump tries to claim.
Twitter was also skeptical of the president’s claims. See some of their comments below.
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