Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, March 16, 2019

You might recall us mentioning last May that Washington Post analysis showed Donald Trump had lied 3,000 times while in office, which felt at the time like a bit of a milestone. Since then, though, he's really turned on the afterburners and shot for the stars: the Post now says he's passed 9,000 untruths and fabrications since his inauguration in January 2017.



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Some big ones included suggestions that switching to wind power would mean that whenever the wind isn't blowing, there would be no electricity in America, as well as his time-honoured standbys about passing the biggest tax cut in history (wrong), the border wall with Mexico already being built (wrong), and that the American economy is the best it's ever been (wrong).

The Post also points out that Trump appears to be accelerating the pace of his lying. In his first year as president, Trump told 5.9 lies a day, and in his second that ramped up to 16.5 a day. In his third, he's averaging a whopping 22 lies a day.


Does he have to cling to the flag like that? It's considered an insult to the flag.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-03-16 04:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump's entire life has been a lie.

It's just sad how many people were dumb enough to fall for his three card monte street hustle.

#2 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-03-16 09:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Will we hear 10,000?

Lying POS reality-TV host pretending to be President.


#3 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2019-03-16 12:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#1 - Never mind the STAIN this dangerous FOOL leaves everywhere he goes.

#4 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2019-03-16 12:23 PM | Reply

"Will we hear 10,000?" - #3 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2019-03-16 12:20 PM

March Madness pool: When will Trump tell his 10,000th lie?

#5 | Posted by Hans at 2019-03-16 12:24 PM | Reply

Mushroom magik

#6 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-03-16 01:50 PM | Reply

Over 9000 lies while in office?

I thought that was just for yesterday.

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-03-16 03:23 PM | Reply

"I haven't heard a single lie from him. It's all fake news from the evil left wing media. Trump bless America!"

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-03-16 03:28 PM | Reply

lock him up.

#9 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-03-16 03:54 PM | Reply

It's 9,013 lies. Fake news.

#10 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-03-16 04:59 PM | Reply

Obama: 0 scandals or indictments of administration officials.

Trump? Quit counting.

If Obama had done ONE thing Trump has, right wingers would have been calling for his impeachment.

And they know it...


#11 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-03-16 07:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Some dedicated reporter worked long hours to figure this out for us. But tomorrow it will be bigger, There's just no way to keep up with Trump news.

#12 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-03-17 11:23 AM | Reply

Jeff asked if Beto was really up to the job in another thread. I only just stopped laughing and got off the floor.

#13 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-03-17 04:19 PM | Reply

That number seems way too low.

#14 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-03-17 05:05 PM | Reply

#14 it is a severe underestimate. They only count about 1 in 10 lies at the very most because of repeated lies and grey areas and things that are doublespeak.

He must be approaching 100,000

#15 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-03-17 05:17 PM | Reply

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