Senator Bernie Sanders called Donald Trump “a pathological liar.” Is that fair?
Yes. And the truth about his lying is worse than you thought.
The non-partisan fact-checkers at PolitiFact looked at what Trump has been saying during the campaign and found his statements are:
17% Mostly False,
19% Pants on Fire lies.
Add that up and a whopping total of 78% of his statements fall into one of those categories. Throw in his Half True (14%) words and then an amazing 92% of everything he says is tainted!
Pathological indeed. And pathetic.
This is an untenable, horrifying situation. You need to help get the word out. This man is an embarrassment to all Americans.
We know that political people stretch the truth, and this PolitiFact chart shows that none of the five major presidential candidates are pure truth-tellers. It’s just that Donald J. Trump surpasses them all by a ridiculously wide margin.
As Republican David Brooks wrote in his scathing NY Times editorial, “Trump is perhaps the most dishonest person to run for high office in our lifetimes … (He) is a childish man running for a job that requires maturity. He is an insecure boasting little boy whose desires were somehow arrested at age 12 … No, not Trump, not ever.”
Amen to that. And that’s no lie.
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