USA - Trump's Lies Are Actually Increasing, Daily


As The New Yorker reports, Trump's lies are setting new records, every day.

The Washington Post recently posted this story revealing a recent spike in the number of “false and misleading claims” made by Trump;
  • In his first year as President : 2,140 false claims;
  • In just the last six months : he has nearly doubled that total to 4,229.
And on July 5th, the WaPo noted Trump’s most untruthful day yet:
  • 76% of the 98 facts [in just a single 24 hour period] he claimed were “false, misleading or unsupported by evidence.”
These stats were compiled by a team overseen by Glenn Kessler, the editor and chief writer of the Post’s Fact Checker column.
Trump has a habit of repeating the same falsehoods over and over again, especially as they concern his core political causes, such as trade or immigration or getting European allies to contribute more to NATO, repeating close to a hundred and fifty untruths at least three times.

Trump is saying and doing what he wants, when he wants to, regardless of any factual basis, and his loyal acolytes lap it up. On one occasion, Trump told a lie every 3 minutes, 15 seconds over a sustained period of five hours.

No modern candidate has ever lied like Donald Trump. It almost seems that while President George Washington 'couldn't tell a lie', Trump can't tell the truth - and Trump fans can't even tell the difference.
At this point, the falsehoods are as much a part of his political identity as his floppy orange hair and the “Make America Great Again” slogan. - Glenn Kessler, Washington Post.
And it's not just Donald. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, is repeating lies that Kessler has already busted.

The previous gold standard in Presidential lying was, of course, Richard Nixon. Barry Goldwater, the Republican Presidential nominee 4 years before Nixon won in 1968, famously called Nixon ...
... the most dishonest individual I ever met in my life.
Goldwater observed that Nixon ...
... lied to his wife, his family, his friends, longtime colleagues in the U.S. Congress, lifetime members of his own political party, the American people, and the world.
Nixon called the Press 'The Enemy'. Probably because they did their job. Nixon went so far as to order his White House staff to create an actual “Enemies List” with twenty names on it, which was released as part of the Watergate hearings. And Trump, too, is making his own list, stripping security clearances of six former senior U.S. officials who have become Trump critics.

Veteran Republican Morton Halperin, who served on Nixon’s National Security Council staff before breaking with him compared the two Presidents ...
He [Trump] is far worse than Nixon, certainly as a threat to the country.

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