Lying Liars

We’ll Never See a Bigger Liar

SK Ashby
Written by SK Ashby

Trump lies a lot.

We all know that, but just how many lies has he told?

According to the Washington Post, Trump's crossed the 10,000 lie threshold on Friday of last week and added another 61 lies the next day.

As of April 27, including the president’s rally in Green Bay, Wis., the tally in our database stands at 10,111 claims in 828 days.

In recent days, the president demonstrated why he so quickly has piled up the claims. There was a 45-minute telephone interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News on April 25: 45 claims. There was an eight-minute gaggle with reporters the morning of April 26: eight claims. There was a speech to the National Rifle Association: 24 claims. There was 19-minute interview with radio host Mark Levin: 17 claims. And, finally, there was the campaign rally on April 27: 61 claims.

The president’s constant Twitter barrage also adds to his totals. All told, the president racked up 171 false or misleading claims in just three days, April 25-27. That’s more than he made in any single month in the first five months of his presidency.

As much as the number of lies Trump tells each day has increased at this point in his term in office, I expect the number will grow even more when the 2020 campaign begins in earnest.

Trump has told a staggering number of lies during his time in office, but that time includes a relatively limited of rallies; rallies that will become far more frequent during the campaign.

The number of lies Trump tells during the campaign will have to compensate for the reality of his regime and the reality is not good for a majority of Americans.