Top 10 Lies President Donald Trump Has Told Since Taking Officecovenste Donald 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
In California, it was just discovered that a major error in the "Motor Voter" program automatically registered over a half-million illegal aliens to vote over the last few years. No way to check if any or all of them actually went out and voted, or to cancel their registration.
If he lost the popular vote, Clinton would've won. Period.
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. - covenste
Of course there's no evidence considering you do not need to show voter ID when voting in certain areas. - CameronBinder
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.V 4 Comments
Screw you Trump. Obama out.
What the hell
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". - covenste
It was roughly was a million. - TherandomV 1 Comment
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
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. - covenste
How awkward, it took a few years to surface, but this one turns out to be true.
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?
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. - covenste
You cannot deny they are really high. - Therandom
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. - covenste
Almost as bad as Bush's 'Fool me once' speech. - truckturner
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. - TeamRocket747
Trump posted this only 19 days into his Presidency. Obama didn't have his final cabinet member confirmed until day 99. - covenste
It has some similarities, he didn't say they are the same. - Therandom
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. - covenste
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. - covenste
He said it was "similar," and it IS. And stop with the hyperbole. Since the ban is TEMPORARY, you've no way of knowing that it would prevent "millions of people from seven countries" from entering the U.S.. And so what if it did? Those seven countries were designated by the Obama administration and Congress as being of particular danger in exporting terrorists. There is NO "right" to emigrate to the United States. It's way past time for a moratorium on third-world immigration.
Same lie again. Another failed attempt to rewrite history. - covenste
Peter Griffin: Oh my GOD, who the HELL CARES? - DCfnaf
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. - DCfnaf
Who cares? It's rain, no one cares. - Therandom
Oh no! What a mean nasty lie! He clearly can't be trusted! - Puga
As of the time of the comment, Trump had not submitted anything. - covenste
He was exactly correct. How awkward for the haters.
The exact opposite - ihatetrump
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." - covenste
It was massive. Maybe not as massive as obama's, but it was still pretty big. - Therandom
In truth, it started to rain at the start of his speech. Perhaps Trump's divine comments were accurate. - covenste
Really? Because he didn't exactly say what the weather was like? - Therandom
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. - covenste
Notice how he said "like." He was taking a guess. - Therandom
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.
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. - covenste
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. - covenste
Since there are so many murders there, he may have mixed this up with another speech. - Therandom
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. - covenste
He has approved the Dakota Access pipeline. As of the time he said the quote, the Keystone XL from Alberta had not been approved. - covenste
He got a little more than 50%. - covenste
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. - covenste
How is this a lie? They agreed to cancel. - Therandom
Nieto cancelled on Trump. It was not a mutual decision and it wasn't because Trump wanted to go a different route. - covenste
The number of murders in the city decreased slightly from 2015 to 2016. The murder rate over the last ten years dropped by 41%. - covenste
Protesters did not affect the arrival of planes to the airports and did not impact the customs process. The Delta outage did not happen until 2 days after the order. Yet another lie in a feeble attempt to put the blame on others. - covenste
The POINT was, that the ONLY problems at airports were caused by actors and events OTHER THAN the temporary ban. Are you really this dishonest?
Cuomo literally brought up the topic in the very first question of the interview. Can we please get some intern to fact check these Tweets before they go out? This is beyond embarrassing. - covenste
A very smooth rollout? But what about the "big problems at airports" Trump Tweeted about? - covenste
The U.S. withdrew troops from Iraq in 2011. The Islamic State existed in 2006 while George Bush was President. The U.S. leaving Iraq did not lead to the formation of ISIS. - covenste
Wasn't "forced" to and didn't. - covenste
Nope. The price cut was already in the works. Trump is just trying to take credit. - covenste
He said it again on February 5th, so it counts. - covenste
Trump republished the incorrect headline on Twitter so he gets credit. Obama was actually the first to do so. - covenste
No, they didn't. - covenste
1,250 is not "thousands". Refugees the president agrees to let into the nation are not "illegal immigrants". - covenste
Iran wasn't on its last legs and it wasn't $150 billion. - covenste
His Tweeting about CNN programming indicates otherwise. See Chris Cuomo. - covenste
No apology was made and The Times subscriber base added an average of 100,000 subscribers a month each of the last three months of 2016.
(FYI the typos in the quote are Trump's) - covenste
That 99.9 statistic has no basis in reality. - covenste
A good lawyer did make that case. The term "tapping" is old tech, but spying did happen.
Trump described WikiLeaks as "disgraceful" in a 2010 interview.
It was not the highest ever for the show and it was 6.9 million fewer than Trump claims.
No they didn't.
There was no trillion dollar infrastructure bill. The $787 billion bill passed in 2009 was intended to stimulate the economy by funding a variety of initiatives. Only an estimated 10% of the money went to infrastructure.
Can't continue to be something you're not in the first place. - covenste
As of the time of the comment, there was no tax bill in Congress and no tax reform legislation had even been written. - covenste
The fund doesn't "obligate" the U.S. to do anything. Contributions are voluntary. - covenste
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. - covenste
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2. "Never has there been a president... with few exceptions... who's passed more legislation, who's done more things than I have."
3. About the inauguration crowd, "The field was… It looked like a million, a million and a half people. Whatever it was, it was. But it went all the way back to the Washington Monument."