This is the response I get when I tell a Trump supporter of Trump’s trouble with the truth. He’s been amazingly consistent with lying throughout his career in real estate (see Wikipedia link below). Just recently, Trump stated that some of the DACA recipients were “harden criminals.” Of course, that is a lie, because they would be immediately disqualified for the program if they have any convictions. His record of 4% totally true statements from politifact.com website is really unbeatable among politicians.
Yes, they all lie, but nobody tells as many lies in both critical domestic and foreign areas as Trump. He never admits he was wrong. He is very self centered and often exaggerates his own success, while ignoring the accomplishments of others.
So, how does Trump’s record stack up with Biden, Sanders and Warren. Or with Obama. Trump is clearly the winner – far and above the biggest liar of them all.
I used Politifact, and summed up the percentages each of them were as far as truthfulness (True, Mostly True and Half Truth):
Warren (17% true, 38% mostly true, 42% half true) = 87%
Sanders (13% true, 36% mostly true, 26% half true) = 65%
Biden (13% true, 23% mostly true, 25% half true) = 62%
Obama (20% true, 27% mostly true, 26% half true) = 73%
Trump (4% true, 10% mostly true, 14% half true) = 28%
Pretty incredible difference. If I sum up the false and pants on fire category, the rankings would be:
Trump = 50%
Obama = 13%
Warren = 0%
Of all the politicians, Elizabeth Warren ranks the most truthful, followed closely by the other Democrats. Warren has made one statement considered mostly false or 13%. Donald Trump is the most dishonest by almost any measure. Politifact does not consider how often a person repeats a lie. The Washington Post does, and the tally in October 2019 came to an incredible 13,435 lies or misleading statements, over 993 days or 13.5 lies per day. See links below.
Other websites have reveals many false claims from President Trump.
Wikipedia: Veracity of statements by Donald Trump
Factcheck.org Oct 11, 2019 Trump’s error filled cabinet meeting