What is his Worst Lie?

LOST

I propose a contest to pick the worst lie told by the champion liar.

The latest is his claim that Time Magazine offered to name him Person of the Year but he declined.

Here is a list of other lies:

http://www.politifact.com/personalities/donald-trump/statements/byruling/false/

Feel free to nominate other lies for the award. Or comment as you will.


LOST

In his off-hand endorsement of an accused child-molester he said that he checked the record of Democratic Candidate Doug Jones and that "he's terrible on crime".

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/doug-jones-forced-defend-record-crime-wake-trump/story?id=51339705



Klinker

"Those women are all liars"


Barbara

"I have tremendous respect for women..."


Elizabeth

"I was a great student...I'm really, really smart."


"I've had no dealings with Russia."


joanne

I don’t remember the exact words but it’s along the lines of ‘I won’t have time for golf’.


Joseph

He's totally disarming because he's so insincere and shallow that he doesn't hide it. What he says is the "truth." He flaunts it. Your facts are not very convincing. What's convincing is who can "convince."  He's the worst face of the U.S. Everything that's awful about our system. Embodied in one American. 

Trump, of course, may never come back to earth. But I hope we (Americans) keep an eye on the most cynical of the cynical, the people who support him. They're shameless as well. Or stupid. They also don't care what anyone thinks. 


drummerboy

I'd have to put his Inauguration crowd-size lie as the worst. It was almost his first statement as President, and it was a direct challenge to believe him or your eyes. Few of his lies have been as easily disproven as this one, and the fact that he never backed off was a signal that there would be no "Presidential" Trump coming - he would still be the same assh*** that he was during the campaign. (though some journalists still haven't figured this out.)

I've never seen polling on this particular lie, but I imagine that his diehard supporters believe even this one, which is as a remarkable statement that you can make about the American electorate imaginable. It signaled that he and his supporters were in a different reality, and they would embrace that reality wholeheartedly.


bettyd

"I have a good brain."

"I have the best words."



LOST

My candidate is the statement that he actually won the popular vote if you discount votes from "illegal aliens". It strikes at the heart of Democracy.

First, it makes election results illegitimate.

Second, it again targets immigrants as the source of evil.


Joseph

Person of the Year

Access Hollywood tape is doctored.

But, as so many have concluded, it doesn't matter to his 30% support or Congressional GOPers. 



Joseph

It's possible that he and Putin have colluded (right now) on blackballing CNN international by Russia's listing some media as foreign agents. Domestically, the ATT merger.


Joseph

President Donald Trump has reportedly suggested at least twice in private that the so-called Access Hollywood tape—which shows him bragging about groping women—is fake. “He suggested to a senator earlier this year that it was not authentic, and repeated that claim to an adviser more recently,” The New York Times reported, in a story about Trump’s risky political move to back Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate who is mired in sexual misconduct allegations. Trump, of course, issued an on-camera apology shortly after the comments were published last October, and admitted to making the remarks.

dailybeast


Eliz


joanne said:

I don’t remember the exact words but it’s along the lines of ‘I won’t have time for golf’.

If I’m not wrong, I think he’s on pace to beat his predecessor’s 4 year total golf appearances to his in a year. 


ml1

I can't even answer this question.  I can't narrow it down to a Top 50, much less one.


j r

This breathtaking list only goes through July 21 and thus does not include "I think there is blame on both sides."


BG9


GL2 said:

It's possible that he and Putin have colluded (right now) on blackballing CNN international by Russia's listing some media as foreign agents. Domestically, the ATT merger.

Murdoch wants to buy CNN but he was turned down.

The Trump admin has created merger difficulties. This is to motivate ATT into selling CNN. After CNN is sold the merger impediment will disappear.

The point is to convert CNN into another right wing site.

ps - Tierney, usually you're active in these political threads. So far here crickets. Wouldn't you like to contribute?


FilmCarp

Promising factory workers that their jobs would come back, and coal miners.


Jamie

Healthcare will be better and cheaper. 

"I am going to take care of everybody"



yahooyahoo

Make America Great Again.  His most sweeping lie.

Other horrible lies:

Tax break for the middle class.

Drain the swamp.

Healthcare for everyone, which will improve coverage and lower the cost.



yahooyahoo

Trump's tweets about CNN will be used against him in the impending legal battles.

BG9 said:



GL2 said:

It's possible that he and Putin have colluded (right now) on blackballing CNN international by Russia's listing some media as foreign agents. Domestically, the ATT merger.

Murdoch wants to buy CNN but he was turned down.

The Trump admin has created merger difficulties. This is to motivate ATT into selling CNN. After CNN is sold the merger impediment will disappear.

The point is to convert CNN into another right wing site.

ps - Tierney, usually you're active in these political threads. So far here crickets. Wouldn't you like to contribute?



Joseph

Tangent: What happens when the Kochs own Time magazine?


yahooyahoo

Koch's private equity fund is giving Meredith $650M in preferred equity (not sure exactly what their rights will be).  Meredith claims that Kochs will not have a seat on the board or influence editorial decisions/content.  I'm not holding my breath.

GL2 said:

Tangent: What happens when the Kochs own Time magazine?



LOST


BG9 said:


ps - Tierney, usually you're active in these political threads. So far here crickets. Wouldn't you like to contribute?

She stays almost exclusively in her own thread and one of my purposes in starting this thread was to provide an alternative for discussing politics. 


DottyParker

Trump's default is to lie, even when the truth is so readily apparent.


cnn.com:  Trump on Track to Triple Obama's Golf Record

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/25/politics/trump-golfing-record/index.html


Trump Golf Count

http://trumpgolfcount.com/

Donald Trump in French fry ecstasy at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ


joanne

I think, on reflection, I’m agreeing with those of you who’ve said ‘Make America Great Again’. Clearly, anything but. 

I’m sad for you all. Just like I’m sad for what’s happened here over the last 15-20 years, even though we thought there moments of correction...


LOST

Joanne,

There is an article in today's New York Times about growing antisemitism in Australia. Are you aware of the increase in hate crimes targeting Jews?


Joseph

Dotty, I have this morbid hope that he continues with his present diet and weight.


Joseph


LOST said:

Joanne,

There is an article in today's New York Times about growing antisemitism in Australia. Are you aware of the increase in hate crimes targeting Jews?

Then there's the racist outcry in the UK that Harry plans on marrying a woman who's not "pure" white. The tweets are repulsive.



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