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100 Days…500 Lies. The “Lie-enator in Chief”

How often does the Chumph lie?

Every time he opens his mouth or sends a Tweet…

Factlet of the Day: 488 Lies in 100 Days

I think we all understand that nobody cares about Donald Trump’s relentless lying. We’ve certainly been hit over the head with it enough times. Still, the sheer volume is pretty staggering. Here’s the Washington Post’s roundup of Trump’s first hundred days:

488: The number of false or misleading claims made by the president. That’s an average of 4.9 claims a day.
10: Number of days without a single false claim. (On six of those days, the president golfed at a Trump property.)
4: Number of days with 20 or more false claims. (Feb. 16, Feb. 28, March 20 and April 21.) He made 19 false claims on April 29, his 100th day, though we did not include his interview with “Face the Nation,” since that aired April 30.

Five lies per day! And not just any lies. Trump’s lies are so much more brazen than that. He’s the first president to have hacked the modern media so thoroughly. He realizes he can literally say anything he wants and it doesn’t matter if the Washington Post or anybody else calls him out later. The only thing that matters is that he said it and it got on TV.

Karl Rove glimpsed this new reality back in the aughts, but was too conventional a politician to take it to its logical conclusion. Trump is the modern-day Galileo who finally put it all together.

 

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Liar, Liar Pants on Fire! The Chumph and the Truth

Those familiar with FOIA requests, particularly in dealing with Federal Agencies with security, or other laws, know all about “Redacted” documents. The evil black pen which erases large amounts of content and information in documents from the Government. Jezebel just gave the same treatment to the Chumph’s recent Interview with Time Magazine – redacting everything the Chumph said that was provably a lie. Makes for an interesting visual!

We Redacted Everything That’s Not a Verifiably True Statement From Trump’s Time Interview About Truth

President Trump recently participated in an interview with Time Magazine’s Michael Scherer for a cover story about his relationship with the truth. Predictably, this conversation really tested the limits of irony.

In the full transcript of the interview published by Time, Trump lies a lot, says a number of half-true things, does not admit he was incorrect to link Ted Cruz’s father with Lee Harvey Oswald, foists responsibility for his inaccuracies onto media reports that he misrepresents, says the word “Brexit” 11 times, and forms sentences like “Brussels, I said, Brussels is not Brussels.” But, listen, some of it was fine! In the transcript below, we have redacted everything that is not verifiably true. What remains is everything the president said that is definitely true.

There is More

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2017 in Chumph Butt Kicking, The Clown Bus

 

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