Ah, how to choose. Donald Trump tells so many lies, 9 per day on average, it is really hard to select a top 10. Certainly, that must qualify our president as a pathological liar, but he has accomplished a truly amazing feat with his lies. Not only has he created his own reality, he has managed to create a warped reality for his base of over 30 million U.S. citizens. It is like something out of the old television show, The Twilight Zone.
Lie 10: ‘A reporter for Time magazine — and I have been on their cover 14 or 15 times. I think we have the all-time record in the history of Time magazine.’
Nixon was on the cover of Time 55 times, Trump 11. The president sold a framed, dummied-up Time cover featuring his own picture to sell in his resort gift shops. Time made him take them down.
Lie 9: ‘Between 3 million and 5 million illegal votes caused me to lose the popular vote.’
This is a hoax. There is no proof of illegal voting, and what a convenient number he picked – Clinton won by 3 million.
Lie 8: ‘When WikiLeaks, which I had nothing to do with, comes out and happens to give, they’re not giving classified information.’
Donald Trump Jr.has been linked to WikiLeaks’ release of Hillary Clinton emails. Riiiiight, he never told his dad.
Lie 7: ‘Obamacare covers very few people — and remember, deduct from the number all of the people that had great health care that they loved that was taken away from them — it was taken away from them.’
Around 20 million had Obamacare when he told this lie. Trump cut the awareness program for enrollment period in half and defunded it from $100 million to $10 million. Even though Trump’s tax plan ended the individual mandate that said people must have insurance, nine million winners signed up in the shortened enrollment period, nearly as much as last year. So, who is the loser here?
Lie 6: ‘Again, the story that there was collusion between the Russians & Trump campaign was fabricated by Dems as an excuse for losing the election.’
In his dreams. The FBI was already investigating well before the 2016 election.
Lie 5: ‘If you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls (to fallen soldiers’ families).’
How low can he get, picking on the widow of a soldier killed in Niger, Africa? President’s have called families of fallen soldiers.
Lie 4: ‘And even the President of Mexico called me – they said their southern border, very few people are coming because they know they’re not going to get through our border, which is the ultimate compliment.”
Oh snap. Mexico’s president says he didn’t call Trump. Like he thinks we would never find out.
Lie 3: ‘I mean truly dishonest people in the media and the fake media, they make up stories. They have no sources in many cases. They say ‘a source says’ – there is no such thing.
Wrong. We have caught onto his lies. When Trump does not like the article, he just calls it “fake news.” That is why he likes Trump TV aka Fox so much.
Lie 2: ‘I’d rather have him (Putin) – you know, work with him on the Ukraine than standing and arguing about whether or not – because that whole thing was set up by the Democrats.”
Oh, come on. It is Trump trying once again to blame the Dems for what he did. He has zero proof they are the ones who “set up” Russian interference in the election.
Lie 1: ‘Right now, we are one of the highest-taxed nations in the world.’ (We are not)The (Tax Cut/Jobs Act) deal is so bad for rich people, I had to throw in the estate tax just to give them something.’
Trump will get $11 million a year. Regular people will get about $18 a week. Put that on your gold plate and eat it, Donald.
Finding only 10 lies was an assignment too difficult to manage, so here is just one more for the road:
Bonus Lie: ‘We have missiles that can knock out a missile in the air. Ninety seven per cent of the time. If you send two of them, it’s going to get knocked out.’
Only six in 10 go down. That is 60 percent. Given how often Trump insults the North Korea leader Kim Jong Un as “Little Rocket Man,” that does not make us feel better.
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