Lots of Celebrating in the White House as Trump Wins His 4th "Lie of the Year" Award
PolitiFact has announced that Donald Trump has again won its less-than-prestigious "lie of the Year" award, for his comments concerning the whistleblower in the Ukraine bribery scandal. It was his 4th "Lie of the Year" award, which places him right at the top in the pantheon of infamous liars. And this year the President also captured 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in PolitiFact's annual Readers Poll of less-than-truthful statements.
PolitiFact: "Three Pants-on-Fire claims from President Donald Trump have taken first, second and third place in the readers' poll for most significant falsehood of 2019....
1. "There has never been, ever before, an administration that’s been so open and transparent." — Donald Trump on May 20, 2019, in remarks at the White House — Pants on Fire — 53.46%"
2. "The first so-called second hand information ‘Whistleblower’ got my phone conversation almost completely wrong." — Donald Trump on Oct. 5, 2019, to reporters — Pants on Fire — 16.33%"
3. "Originally "almost all models predicted" Dorian would hit Alabama.— Donald Trump on Sept. 4, 2019, in a tweet — Pants on Fire — 10.14%"
In other news, the Washington Post reports that President Trump has surpassed 15,000 false or misleading statements while in office, and he ramped-up the frequency as the House began its impeachment inquiry.
The Independent: "All told, Mr Trump had made 15,413 false or misleading claims as of that date, which was his 1,055th day in office. In 2017, Mr Trump made around 1,999 such claims, and in 2018 he made 5,689."
"So, over the past year, Mr Trump has nearly doubled that rate, and made an average of 32 false or misleading claims a day in the 62 days prior to the most recent tally by the newspaper."
Donald Trump may not accomplish much during his presidency, but he is setting records for dishonestly that may never be broken.
By: Don Lam & Curated Content