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Mon Apr 29, 2019, 08:25 AM

The Devil has told 10,000 LIES. Who DOES this? And WHY?

The Devil (Trump) has made more than 10,000 false or misleading claims

SOURCE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/04/29/president-trump-has-made-more-than-false-or-misleading-claims/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.85e2d3e62683

It took President Trump 601 days to top 5,000 false and misleading claims in The Fact Checker’s database, an average of eight claims a day.

But on April 26, just 226 days later, the president crossed the 10,000 mark — an average of nearly 23 claims a day in this seven-month period, which included the many rallies he held before the midterm elections, the partial government shutdown over his promised border wall and the release of the special counsel’s report on Russian interference in the presidential election.

This milestone appeared unlikely when The Fact Checker first started this project during his first 100 days. In the first 100 days, Trump averaged less than five claims a day, which would have added up to about 7,000 claims in a four-year presidential term. But the tsunami of untruths just keeps looming larger and larger.

As of April 27, including the president’s rally in Green Bay, Wis., the tally in our database stands at 10,111 claims in 828 days.

In recent days, the president demonstrated why he so quickly has piled up the claims. There was a 45-minute telephone interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News on April 25: 45 claims. There was an eight-minute gaggle with reporters the morning of April 26: eight claims. There was a speech to the National Rifle Association: 24 claims. There was 19-minute interview with radio host Mark Levin: 17 claims. And, finally, there was the campaign rally on April 27: 61 claims.

The president’s constant Twitter barrage also adds to his totals. All told, the president racked up 171 false or misleading claims in just three days, April 25-27. That’s more than he made in any single month in the first five months of his presidency.

About one-fifth of the president’s claims are about immigration issues, a percentage that has grown since the government shutdown over funding for his promised border wall. In fact, his most repeated claim — 160 times — is that his border wall is being built. Congress balked at funding the concrete wall he envisioned, and so he has tried to pitch bollard fencing and repairs of existing barriers as “a wall.”

Trump’s penchant for repeating false claims is demonstrated by the fact that The Fact Checker database has recorded nearly 300 instances when the president has repeated a variation of the same claim at least three times. He also now has earned 21 “Bottomless Pinocchios,” claims that have earned Three or Four Pinocchios and which have been repeated at least 20 times.


The image below isn't part of the Washington Post article. It's part of this article: https://collegian.com/2018/12/willson-questioning-your-sanity-check-your-gas-light/

I'm adding it to supply additional information about what's clearly going on here with The Devil (Trump) and exactly how and why he does this (in addition to the narcissistic behavior he also presents):



A gaslighter can be virtually anyone who wishes to gain some kind of leverage over a person or multiple people. Stephanie A. Sarkis reports in a Psychology Today article that dictators, abusers, narcissists and cult leaders are likely to employ gaslighting techniques. These techniques range from the telling of blatant lies to turning others against you to flat out telling you that you are “crazy” or “insane.”

Gaslighters often have narcissistic personality disorder, according to Healthline. Those with NPD tend to have an inflated sense of self-importance, a lack of empathy and an inclination to take advantage of others when they see opportunity for personal gain, according to Mayo Clinic. Not all narcissists are gaslighters, but most gaslighters exhibit narcissistic personality traits.


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Mon Apr 29, 2019, 12:06 PM

1. K&R

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 03:36 PM

2. As they say, how do you know when Trump is lying?

His lips are moving.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 04:55 PM

3. Not "claims."

Lies. They need to use the word.

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Mon Apr 29, 2019, 05:11 PM

4. If he didn't lie,

his rallies would last less than one minute. He has no message that contains the truth.

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Mon Apr 29, 2019, 05:52 PM

5. Prince of lies.

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Mon Apr 29, 2019, 08:31 PM

6. Beelzeblob

n/t

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