Top 10 Lies President Donald Trump Has Told Since Taking OfficeDonald Trump was a historically dishonest presidential candidate. He was such a compulsive liar that he denied making his "that makes me smart" comment the very day he said it... on national television... in front of a viewing audience of 80,000,000 people.
Given his chronic aversion to the truth or his glorious opinion of himself that far exceeds the bounds of facts and reason, it is of little surprise that Trump continued his lying ways as President-Elect claiming that he won in a landslide and that "millions of people voted illegally" - two claims that have zero basis in fact. Now, as the official 45th President of the United States, Trump has made it clear that President Trump is the same honesty challenged man as was citizen Trump. So much so, that in less than a week after he took office, the administration itself has offered up a new term in a feeble attempt to explain Trump administration lies, "alternative facts".
It's still very early in the Trump presidency, and this list is bound to grow, but to get started here are the top 10 lies publicly told by President Donald Trump. Feel free to add more as they come across the wire.
The Top Ten
I just can't understand why you people tolerate this kind of behaviour. He is a cold blooded lier and that's all. In my opinion, Trump disgraces the presidency. I really hope that Americans would be more aware of the fact that Asians and Europeans for example think he's an arrogant schmuck - nothing else, loud, arrogant schmuck.
This is a lie that Trump has been saying for months, but it still counts because he told it again after officially becoming president. There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud and the 3 to 5 million number has no basis in reality. It's yet another lie Trump tells to massage his delicate ego.
Of course there's no evidence considering you do not need to show voter ID when voting in certain areas.
I was kinda neutral on Trump, but these lies make me dislike him more. Part of being a good president is to be honest. I know he may have changed his mind, but still, he should be very careful on what he says he is going to do or what happened because he is a president.
I have no idea where he gets his "alternative" facts from; anyone have a source?
Uh, no it didn't extend to the Monument. Photos of the event clearly show large sections of empty space. And while Trump's inability to estimate a crowd size may not be a lie, overstating it 4 times or more is blatant disregard for the truth. Perhaps this is why Administration spokesmen who touted Trump's ridiculous claims have since tried to frame them as "alternative facts" and then simply resigned to saying that the crowd size that Trump spent so much effort talking about is "not so important".
Breaking news: Attendants wore empty bleacher costumes for Mr. Trump's inauguration!
It was roughly was a million.
Screw you Trump. Obama out.
At the time of the comment, Trump hasn't had ANY legislation passed into law despite the fact that his party had control of both the House and the Senate. There hasn't been ANY major legislation passed since he came into office. The health care legislation he promised is stalled in the Senate, no tax reform legislation has been written, and the border wall remains un-funded. The only way Trump has done more than any other President is if he is actually guilty of all the obstruction, collusion, corruption, and other treasonous things people have accused him of.
In order to make such a laughable claim, is President Trump a) delusional, b) ignorant, c) an idiot, or d) all of the above.
Oh yeah sure Mr. Trump. Yeah you totally fixed the debt and created billions of new jobs even though YOU haven't EVEN TAKEN OFFICE AS OF THE TIME YOU CLAIMED THIS! Actually I take back the job thing. He's created hundreds of new jobs in this country because hundreds of people moved to CANADA
Trump never showed a hint of embarrassment or remorse about this blatant lie. This makes me wonder whether the man actually believes the lies he dumps out there. Is he that stupid or is he simply a first-rate ass wipe?
How awkward, it took a few years to surface, but this one turns out to be true.
The numbers don't lie, Trump does. It's the same old lie he's been saying since early in his campaign despite the numerous fact checkers who keep pointing out how false it is. This is willful disregard for the truth. A lie he keeps saying knowing full well it is a lie.
You cannot deny they are really high.
Compared to what? Other first world nations, yeah, the rate is really high. Compared to previous years in the U.S., murder rates during the Obama presidency were among the lowest in the last 50 years.
That's false. Back in the early 20th century, the Ottoman Empire (not turk by the way) had a nationalist violent terrorist group and more terrorism groups existed back then.
Almost as bad as Bush's 'Fool me once' speech.
Trump posted this only 19 days into his Presidency. Obama didn't have his final cabinet member confirmed until day 99.
According to CEOWORLD MAGAZINE, the highest-taxed nation in 2015 was Sweden. The USA didn't even come in the top 25 highest-taxed nations, and 2015 was like the year before the 2016 elections.
No, they're not even close. Obama's policy applied to a specific group of people, refugees and Special Immigrant Visa applicants from Iraq, and it was not a "ban" as Trump falsely claims. It was a throttling of the number of people in this group allowed to enter the country while screening procedures were being updated. People in this group were still allowed into the country, but at a slower rate than usual.
Trump's policy prevents millions of people from seven countries from obtaining nearly every type of available visa.
I never said anything about racism. Never even weighed in on whether or not the ban is a good thing. You're arguing the wrong points. I explained how the ban is not the same as Obama's policy, corrected your factual error (which you then edited in your comment), and then pointed out that the "Muslim ban" language (still a ban even if it is temporary) comes from Trump himself. No chill needed.
It has some similarities, he didn't say they are the same.
As of the time of the comment, Trump had not submitted anything.
Same lie again. Another failed attempt to rewrite history.
Oh no! What a mean nasty lie! He clearly can't be trusted!
Peter Griffin: Oh my GOD, who the HELL CARES?
Wow, somebody must seriously be tense. I think you need a back massage and maybe a comfort dog as well as hot cocoa. Maybe be wrapped up in a blanket as well. You're acting like a tiny little lie = possible big political lie. If I lied and said that I was 29, would that mean that I'd also lie and say that Hitler didn't deserve to die? No. No I wouldn't.
The exact opposite
In truth, the major media outlets said the exact opposite prompting Trump to stand in front of the CIA's memorial wall and, instead of take the opportunity to attempt to mend fences with the agency, use his pulpit to talk about his "running war" with the media who he hypocritically stated are "among the most dishonest human beings on earth."
In truth, it started to rain at the start of his speech. Perhaps Trump's divine comments were accurate.
Really? Because he didn't exactly say what the weather was like?
Trump made no significant lies
Truth... Since the 1870s, every Republican president except for George W. Bush and Richard Nixon (in 1968) has won a bigger share of the Electoral College than Trump did.
Trump has been on the cover 11 times, not 15. As for it being a record, that couldn't be farther from the truth. Trump's 11 appearances is dwarfed by Richard Nixon's 55.
Trump tried to change history in order to make himself look better and to again take a shot at the press. He claimed he was at Turnbury the day before Brexit happened and said "Brexit is going to happen". He went on to say, "and I was scorned in the press for making that prediction, I was scorned. Lo and behold the following day it happened and the odds weren’t looking good for me when I made that statement because as you remember everyone thought it wasn’t going to happen."
The truth... Trump arrived in Scotland the day after the referendum when the result was already clear.
Go to the Fund's website and click "Browse Projects". That's where the money is going. Just because Donald Trump doesn't know doesn't mean nobody knows. As time goes by, it becomes more and more apparent there are a lot of things people know that are a mystery to President Trump.
Given the ASTRONOMICAL murder rate in Chicago, it's understandable if he mistakenly cited a rare day when there were no murders, as the city averages multiple per day; 2 daily in 2016.
This is not a case of being mistaken or making an observation based on statistics and probabilities. This is a complete fabrication of events, namely the shooting deaths of two people within a 50 minute time frame on January 10, 2017, in order to further an agenda. The relative believability of the lie does not make it any less of a lie.
Chicago Police say this is not true. They said there were no people killed by gun violence on January 10th, the day of the speech, let alone while Obama was delivering the speech.
Since there are so many murders there, he may have mixed this up with another speech.
He has approved the Dakota Access pipeline. As of the time he said the quote, the Keystone XL from Alberta had not been approved.
He got a little more than 50%.
The capacity of the arena in question is about 18,000.
Hours before Trump posted the above on Twitter, Pena Nieto had already Tweeted that he had called the White House to cancel the meeting.
How is this a lie? They agreed to cancel.
Nieto cancelled on Trump. It was not a mutual decision and it wasn't because Trump wanted to go a different route.