Here We Counted How Many Times Trump’s lies In 2018
US President Donald Trump in 2018 publicly told a lie on average 15 times a day. This conclusion came to The Washington Post.
The special program engaged in the selection and verification of all suspicious statements of the president. In total, Trump told lies 7,600 times for the year 2018. This is almost three times more than in the previous year 2017(1989 times).
It is noted that Trump started the year the same as the previous one, however, by May he “dispersed” to 200-250 false statements a month. Their number doubled in June and reached 500. This is attributed to preparations for the mid-term congressional elections, which took place in November.
In September, Trump lied 600 times, in October – 1200, in November – 900. Last month he returned to the May Month figures – about 200.
According to the newspaper, he made almost a quarter of untruthful statements during election rallies, almost as many when talking to journalists and about 17 percent of the untruths published on his Twitter.
The lie of the president concerns both minor events and serious ones. In particular, Trump continues to maintain that he did not pay porn actresses for silence about his relationship with him. Although this was confirmed by his former lawyer Michael Cohen.
He also constantly lies various signs – from economic to political (job creation through cooperation with Saudi companies and resolving the nuclear issue of North Korea).
The material points to Trump’s false statements about the situation of refugees on the border with Mexico.
According to a poll conducted by a newspaper in December, nearly three out of ten Americans question the president’s words.
In August, the leading American evening television show Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel told how to find out if the head of state is lying. According to him, he always ends a lie with the words: “This is true.”