Here is Donald Trump’s 1001th Lie Since Becoming U.S. President
Donald Trump is a cheat and a liar. You don’t need us to tell you that. If you have been awake for five minutes in the last few years, you’ve heard one of his lies. Or two. Maybe three.
But here is something you may not be aware of. Becoming the President of United States and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces has not stopped Trump’s penchant for telling lies and falsehoods.
Our experts just recorded his 1001th lie as U.S. President. This does not include all the lies he told to win the office.
That is 1001 lies recorded and that may not be all the lies he has told so far.
Last night while talking about Afghanistan war, Trump said this: “In every generation, we have faced down evil, and we have always prevailed….” Our experts called that a lie. United States did not prevail during the Vietnam war.
Wikipedia reports that “direct U.S. military involvement ended on 15 August 1973. The capture of Saigon by the North Vietnamese Army in April 1975 marked the end of the war, and North and South Vietnam were reunified the following year.”
According to The Vietnam War website: “Objectively, North Vietnam – the communists – who achieved their goals of reuniting and gaining independence for the whole Vietnam won the war whereas South Vietnam under the U.S. support lost the war.”
But that is the least of it. Below are some lies this president has told since assuming office.
Speaking to reporters on August 15, 2017, Trump said that wages have not gone up for a long time for American workers. That has been termed a lie by our friends at Politifact.
Speaking after the incident in Charlottesville, Va., a reporter asked him what he believes needs “to be done to overcome the racial divides in this country?”
“I really think jobs can have a big impact. I think if we continue to create jobs at levels that I’m creating jobs, I think that’s going to have a tremendous impact, positive impact, on race relations.”
The reporter then pressed him on the relationship between an improved U.S. economy and race relations in the country.
“Because the people are going to be working,” Trump said. “They’re going to be making a lot of money, much more than they ever thought possible. That’s going to happen. The other thing, very important: I believe wages will start going up. They haven’t gone up for a long time.”
According to U.S. economists, wages have been going up since the end of the Great Recession in 2014.
After a van driven by a terrorist crashed into a crown of people in Barcelona on August 17, 2017, Trump went on Twitter. He condemned the attack and urged the world to get tougher on terrorists. That is good.
But then he said: “Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught. There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!”
“They were having terrorism problems, just like we do,” Trump said, according to a February 2016 account in the Washington Post.
“And he caught 50 terrorists who did tremendous damage and killed many people. And he took the 50 terrorists, and he took 50 men and he dipped 50 bullets in pigs’ blood — you heard that, right? He took 50 bullets, and he dipped them in pigs’ blood. And he had his men load his rifles, and he lined up the 50 people, and they shot 49 of those people. And the 50th person, he said: You go back to your people, and you tell them what happened. And for 25 years, there wasn’t a problem. Okay? Twenty-five years, there wasn’t a problem.”
That was the second time Trump has said that about Gen. John Joseph “Black Jack” Pershing. On Feb. 19, 2016 during a South Carolina rally, Donald Trump told the same story except that it was 35 years. He twitted about it as well.
Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught. There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017
Problem is – somehow, 25 years became 35 years. Also, according to U.S. historians, there is no proof that the story he keeps repeating actually happened.
“This story is a fabrication and has long been discredited,” said Brian McAllister Linn, a Texas A&M University historian and author of Guardians of Empire: The U.S. Army and the Pacific, 1902-1940. “I am amazed it is still making the rounds.”
Christopher Einolf, a professor at DePaul University and author of America in the Philippines, 1899-1902: The First Torture Scandal, added that he trusted the conclusion of the late military historian Frank E. Vandiver, who told About.com in 2003 that “I never found any indication that it was true in extensive research on his Moro experiences. This kind of thing would have run completely against his character.”
Other historians noted that Pershing pursued a less brutal approach to “pacifying” the rebels in the southern Philippines than Leonard Wood, one of his predecessors.
No one can keep track of this president’s lies. He tells so many of them, it is simply impossible to record them all.
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