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A Day Without Lies!

Amazingly, Donald Trump just made it through an entire day without lying:

Donald Trump has been president for 41 days, and he finally put up a goose egg: no factual errors or misleading statements for a full day, midnight to midnight, according to The Washington Post’s great Fact Checkers, Glenn Kessler and Michelle Ye Hee Lee.

All he had to do, it turns out, was say almost nothing.

They go on to say that Trump made only a single tweet on Wednesday, which was two words: “Thank You”, and that he made virtually no public comments either. They also have to make the caveat that the day before that was arguably his worst factual day as president. On Tuesday, the same day he addressed Congress, Trump made 26 claims that were either lies or misleading. As president, Trump has racked up 190 such claims.



  1. Wildwood wrote:

    I wonder if that 190 is without duplication or if he repeated lies and actually told some more than once? That 190 seems low unless you are not counting duplicates.

    Friday, March 3, 2017 at 8:45 am | Permalink
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Can’t. If he told it twice it would be the truth according to the Republican doctrine.

    Friday, March 3, 2017 at 10:18 am | Permalink
  3. Wildwood wrote:

    Oh yes, I forgot that Anon. So if I tell myself I’m too thin more than once it’s the truth right? Or does someone else have to tell me I’m too thin more than once? Since I’m now too thin, I think I know where to find a rather state kolache that needs to be eaten.

    Friday, March 3, 2017 at 11:24 am | Permalink
  4. Ongoing Headache wrote:

    Such high standards we set for POTUS

    Friday, March 3, 2017 at 11:50 am | Permalink
  5. Ralph wrote:

    I learned a new term while listening to a snippet from one of Sam Harris’ podcasts on youtube. It’s “potlatch”, the practice of burning your own possessions to demonstrate you don’t really need them because you’re so rich. Think someone lighting a fat cigar with a $100 bill. Or any of Trump’s recent tweets or pronouncements. Trump is a potlatch of civil discourse. Every time he opens his mouth he’s saying “Look at me, I don’t have to make sense. I’m too powerful to even have to make sense”. And since nearly half the country seems to love it, as he himself has seen over and over again, he knows there’s no face to lose.

    A prime example is a video montage of him one day denying any relationship with Putin and then admitting, practically bragging, to one almost the next, of course hedging and obfuscating when confronted with his own conflicting statements (“I don’t know, what do call a relationship?”). And nary a peep of protest from his legion of admirers. The late Gore Vidal was right, we live in the United States of Amnesia.

    Trump brings chaos and practically half the country is fine with it. That, at least for me, is the truly alarming thing.

    Friday, March 3, 2017 at 1:10 pm | Permalink
  6. bobsuruncle wrote:

    Brando, it’s what plants crave!

    [I fixed your URL, and btw, it is spelled Brawndo. -iron]

    Friday, March 3, 2017 at 1:53 pm | Permalink
  7. Iron Knee wrote:

    Wildwood, they were not counting duplicates. Trump repeats the same lies over and over and over again, even if they have been completely debunked. As I stated in the post, on one day alone (Tuesday), Trump made 26 claims that were false or misleading. And none of those were duplicates.

    Friday, March 3, 2017 at 5:44 pm | Permalink
  8. Wildwood wrote:

    If there were a Nobel Prize for lies, I know who would be the prime contender.

    Friday, March 3, 2017 at 5:49 pm | Permalink