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For those of us who don’t live in Mudtruck, Minn., or eat creamed chip beef, or who have never used a wifebeater as a baby carrier, it will come as no surprise that the president of the United States is a lying-ass liar who lies his face off just about every time he opens his mouth.


With a mere 18 days left in his first year as president, the Washington Post has tracked every lie, mistruth or misleading claim that has come from his anus-shaped mouth, and it’s clear that if he keeps up his normal rate of 5.5 lies a day, he will top 2,000 false or misleading claims before his first year is up.

Currently, the president has clocked in with some 1,950 alternative facts in 347 days in office.


Here’s how the Post reports its findings:

We currently have a tie for Trump’s most repeated claims, both made 61 times. Both of these claims date from the start of Trump’s presidency and to a large extent have faded as talking points.

One of these claims was some variation of the statement that the Affordable Care Act is dying and “essentially dead.” The Congressional Budget Office has said that the Obamacare exchanges, despite well-documented issues, are not imploding and are expected to remain stable for the foreseeable future. Indeed, healthy enrollment for the coming year has surprised health-care experts. Trump used to say this a lot, but he’s quieted down since his efforts to repeal the law flopped.

Trump also repeatedly takes credit for events or business decisions that happened before he took the oath of office — or had even been elected. Sixty-one times, he has touted that he secured business investments and job announcements that had been previously announced and could easily be found with a Google search.

With the successful push in Congress to pass a tax plan, two of Trump’s favorite talking points about taxes — that the tax plan will be the biggest tax cut in U.S. history and that the United States is one of the highest-taxed nations — have rapidly moved up the list.

Trump repeated the falsehood about having the biggest tax cut 53 times, even though Treasury Department data shows it would rank eighth. And 58 times Trump has claimed that the United States pays the highest corporate taxes (25 times) or that it is one of the highest-taxed nations (33 times). The latter is false; the former is misleading, as the effective U.S. corporate tax rate (what companies end up paying after deductions and benefits) ends up being lower than the statutory tax rate.

At this point, the Post reporters’ time might be better spent tracking true claims coming from this lying-ass liar’s anus-shaped mouth. I know, I didn’t have to repeat that he has an anus-shaped mouth, but I want you all to see it as such so that it’s embedded in your brain the way it is in mine.

Some things you can’t unsee.

Read more at the Washington Post.

Senior Editor @ The Root, boxes outside my weight class, when they go low, you go lower.

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