Release: Monday, September 26, 2016
Atlanta, GA – Donald Trump has a well-documented history of pushing lies and conspiracy theories—especially when there’s a microphone in front of his face. Tonight, he’s taking his biggest stage yet. So the question is: Will Donald Trump finally start telling the truth? Or will he continue his campaign of deceit and misinformation?
Based on history, expect the latter.
According to Politifact, 70% of Trumps claims are untrue.
Politico recently conducted a five-day analysis of Trump’s statements, and the results were staggering:
According to POLITICO’s five-day analysis Trump averaged about one falsehood every three minutes and 15 seconds over nearly five hours of remarks.
In raw numbers, that’s 87 erroneous statements in five days.
Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times reported that “Never in modern presidential politics has a major candidate made false statements as routinely as Trump has. Over and over, independent researchers have examined what the Republican nominee says and concluded it was not the truth — but “pants on fire” (PolitiFact) or “four Pinocchios” (Washington Post Fact Checker).”
“Facts matter—and facts have never been Trump’s forte. Donald Trump is a serial liar who hurls falsehoods and insults to hide that fact that he’s in over his head and completely unqualified to be Commander-in-Chief. His cavalier disregard of the truth shows his lack of respect for the office he seeks and for the people he speaks to— us.” – Michael Smith, Communications Director
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