In the good old days, presidential candidates were mostly truthful except for the occasional falsehood. Today, with candidate Donald Trump, it’s the inverse. Fact checkers have shown that only 9% of what comes out of Trump’s mouth is true or mostly true. In other words, a whopping 91% of what Trump says is half true, mostly false, false, or “pants on fire.”
Below is a link to Politifact’s list of false Trump statements:
Below is a link to Politifact’s list of mostly false Trump statements:
Why is a man whose default mode of speaking is to prevericate so popular with the Republican base?
Perhaps Sarah Jones, writing for Politicususa.com, said it best:
“They don’t care that Donald Trump lies; they love him because his lies soothe them. His lies appease them. His lies make them feel justified and righteous. His lies make them feel good about who they are. The voters are the children who do not want to be grown ups and the grown ups in the party have indulged them and fed them candy to keep from having to parent, and now they are stuck with a monster of a child.”
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