Top 10 Lies President Donald Trump Has Told Since Taking Office

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
1 On January 23rd, Trump stated during a meeting with congressional leaders that he lost the popular vote because three to five million unauthorized immigrants voted for Clinton.

Oh you haters. The fact is that given the number of polling places in the U.S., it would have taken an average of only 29 fraudulent votes per polling place to steal the reported advantage Clinton received in popular votes. California, Illinois, Oregon, Washington and New York collectively could have accomplished this with ease. As to "evidence," what would be uncovered if the voting in all 50 states and the territories and the absentee ballots were audited? Now go ahead and delete this. Be shocked if you had the guts to debate. Your side never does.

2 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."

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".

3 "Never has there been a president... with few exceptions... who's passed more legislation, who's done more things than I have."

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.

4 "How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!"

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?

5 "The murder rate in our country is the highest it's been in 47 years, right? Did you know that? 47 years."

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.

6 "You know, back when they did NATO there was no such thing as terrorism."

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.

7 "It is a disgrace that my full Cabinet is still not in place, the longest such delay in the history of our country."

Trump posted this only 19 days into his Presidency. Obama didn't have his final cabinet member confirmed until day 99.

8 "We’re the highest-taxed nation in the world."

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.

9 About his 'Muslim Ban', "My policy is similar to what President Obama did in 2011 when he banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months."

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.

10 "The massive TAX CUTS/REFORM that I have submitted is moving along in the process very well, actually ahead of schedule. Big benefits to all!"

As of the time of the comment, Trump had not submitted anything.

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11 "I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created."
12 About the rain at the inauguration, "I got hit by a couple of drops. And I said, ‘Oh, this is, this is too bad, but we’ll go right through it.’ But the truth is that it stopped immediately. It was amazing. And then it became really sunny."

Same lie again. Another failed attempt to rewrite history.

13 About the inauguration crowd, "Even the media said the crowd was massive. That was all the way back down to the Washington Monument."

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."

14 "I did what was an almost an impossible thing to do for a Republican-easily won the Electoral College!"

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.

15 About his inauguration, "I looked at the rain, which just never came, you know, we finished the speech, went inside, it poured then we came outside... then, amazingly it rained - like God was looking down on us."

In truth, it started to rain at the start of his speech. Perhaps Trump's divine comments were accurate.

16 "I guess it’s the biggest electoral college win since Ronald Reagan"
17 "I have been on their cover, like, 14 or 15 times. I think we have the all-time record in the history of 'Time' magazine... I've been on it for 15 times this year. I don’t think that's a record, Mike, that can ever be broken."

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.

18 During a press conference with UK Prime Minister Theresa May, Trump claimed he was in Scotland the day before the "Brexit" vote last June and predicted the EU referendum would pass

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.

19 "And nobody even knows where the (Green Climate Fund) money is going to. Nobody has been able to say, where is it going to?"

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.

20 "Look, when President Obama was there two weeks ago making a speech, a very nice speech. Two people were shot and killed during his speech. They weren’t shot at the speech. But they were shot in the city of Chicago during his speech."

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.

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.

21 "As you know, I approved two pipelines that were stuck in limbo forever. I don’t even think it was controversial. You know, I approved them."

He has approved the Dakota Access pipeline. As of the time he said the quote, the Keystone XL from Alberta had not been approved.

22 "I’ve been against the war in Iraq from the beginning."

He said it again on February 5th, so it counts.

23 "The Cuban-Americans - I got 84 percent of that vote, and they voted in big numbers."
24 "And a wall protects. All you have to do is ask Israel. They were having a total disaster coming across and they had a wall. It’s 99.9 percent stoppage."
25 "I went to Kentucky two nights ago, we had 25,000 people in a massive Basketball Arena."

The capacity of the arena in question is about 18,000.

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