US President Donald J. Trump is not only a chronic tweeter, but he also, in most of the peoples’ eyes, is a pathological liar. According to a Washington Post fact-checker analysis report, Trump lied a staggering 16,241 times until January 19, 2020, during 1095 days of his presidency. With a lie rate of 14.81 per day, Trump has secured his place as the most notorious living liar on the planet. This also crowns him as the most lying head of any state.
Most of the Trump lies are nonfactual claims, much-exaggerated figures, and false accusations.
Lie frequency per day per year
According to a report by MSNBC on Trump’s daily lies, the president lied at a frequency of 2.9 a day in 2018 that jumped to 8.9 per day in 2019.
With Washington Post’s fact-checker analysis reporting 16,241 lies so far by January 19, 2020, the president is currently lying at a rate of 14.81 per day.
Trump has a narcissistic personality
Trump is not only a pathological liar, but he is also declared to have a narcissistic personality by at least 350 top psychiatrists, mental health professionals and profilers across the country. The health professionals sign a letter to Congress claiming Trump’s mental health is deteriorating dangerously amid impeachment proceedings.
He is unable to take responsibility for any error, mistake, or failure. His default in that situation is to blame others and to attack the perceived source of his humiliation. These attacks of narcissistic rage can be brutal and destructive, said the letter.
In this chlorine listicle, we have compiled the top ten Trump bombshells so far in 2020. Let’s check what those big lies of the liar in chief were about.
With the start of the new year, one of Trump's lies almost started WW3. Trump ordered the assassination of top Iranian general Qassem Suleimani claiming he was orchestrating attacks against four US embassies. In response, Iran pounded a US airbase in Iraq with ballistic missiles. In spite of immense pressure from both democrats and republicans to show the evidence that Suleimani was posing an imminent threat, Trump and his administration has not only failed to show any shred of evidence but changed their claim many times over.
On January 7, Iran avenged the killing of Qassem Suleimani by pounding an airbase in Iraq that housed US troops with ballistic missiles. In his statement after the attack where he was seen quite nervous, Trump claimed US troops suffered no casualties and there was minimal material damage.
The Pentagon later confirmed that, in fact, 34 US troops suffered traumatic brain injuries. Reports also showed massive destruction at the airbase with many aircraft hangers and living quarters completely annihilated.
After a long tit for tat economic war between the US and China, the two countries finally struck the phase-1 of the trade deal in October.
Trump claimed that China has agreed to buy $50 bn of US agricultural products. The reality is, no such thing was written on the paper. When asked about Trump's claim, the Chinese commerce ministry said China will buy US products as per the market needs.