Math-Illiterate Trump: Clinton Will ‘Triple The Size’ Of US In A Week

Donald Trump just can't stop telling lies, even about basic math.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump, who appears to be running for scaremonger-in-chief, just blurted out another big lie at one of his campaign events.

Stoking anti-immigration fears, the Republican presidential nominee yelled his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton would let in “650 million” more people (read: immigrants) to the United States “in one week,” and thereby “triple the size of our country.”

“You know, it would be much easier working for Obama or working for crooked Hillary [than Trump], because frankly, when you’re working for Hillary she wants to let people just pour in,” Trump told a gathering of his supporters in a private jet hangar.

“You could have 650 million people pour in and we do nothing about it. Think of it, that’s what could happen. You triple the size of our country in one week.”

Now, there are multiple things wrong with this statement.

First of all, there’s no evidence, whatsoever, to substantiate his claim about Clinton’s plans. Secondly, Trump needs to take basic mathematics classes because 650 million people in one week is a colossal amount of people.

For instance, 650 million people account for nearly “10 percent of the world's population”:


Six-fifty million people coming into the U.S. in a week means “roughly 64,000 people per minute coming into the country”:


Or a little over 1,000 people per second:


Fearmogering against immigrants has been a staple for Trump rallies, e.g. he has alleged the Mexican government was sending rapists across the border by design and has compared Syrian refugees to “the Trojan horse.”

But, perhaps, Trump realized he had taken it a bit too far with the “650 million” statement. As soon as he mouthed the absurd figures, the media mogul quickly followed up by saying he still wanted new people in the country, referring to skilled workers.

“We want people to come into our country!” Trump bellowed. “Just so you know, I want people to come in.”

However, by then his “650 million people” claim had already taken the internet by storm. Although it’s an established fact that Trump is a pathological liar who “lies 87 times in just five hours,” people couldn’t believe the real-estate billionaire was also pretty bad at math.






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