After Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race, Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
Unfortunately, the haunting prospect of a President Trump could be a reality, so it’s all the more important to remind people how dangerous it’d be to have someone like him in the White House.
When the boorish billionaire is not insulting Latinos, Muslims, African-Americans, Asians, women and disabled people, he is mostly lying about something or someone.
In fact, Trump stated so many lies last year that PolitiFact, a Pulitzer-prize winning fact-checking service, awarded him “Lie of the Year.” Of the 77 statements uttered by the Republican front-runner, 76 percent were found to be “mostly false, false or pants on fire.”
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Granted, politicians all over the world are notorious for being liars but Trump is in a league of his own when it comes to distorting facts and figures.
He says he didn’t support the Iraq war but he did. He told CNN’s Jake Tapper he didn’t know who David Duke was despite talking about him in an old MSNBC interview. Though he later blamed a faulty earpiece for not understanding Tapper’s question properly, nearly anyone with a functioning brain knows Trump was lying.
Even worse is the fact that he not only unabashedly defends his lies but refuses to apologize for them as well.
Despite theories that suggest Trump would never be able to win the Republican nomination, the amount of support he has, so far, managed to amass is appalling. And since there are so many people who listen to him, it’s important to point out how his entire campaign is based on a web of lies.
Watch the video above to see how easily Donald Trump has lied to the public’s face and gotten away with it.
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