Donald Trump and his non-stop, pathological, serial lying is destroying U.S. credibility

It’s honestly getting difficult to keep track of all of Donald Trump’s lies. To paraphrase Dorothy Parker, every word out of his mouth is a lie, including “a” and “the.”

So let’s sum up.

For the record, here are a few standouts. This man is president of the United States, but gets his security briefings from Fox News and has the thin skin of a junior high school playground bully. And he apparently doesn’t read either.

Trump felt he had to lie about the size of his inaugural crowd.

Trump lied about getting a “standing ovation” he received at CIA headquarters.

Trump lies about “millions” of “illegal” votes cast in the November election. Nobody – even his former campaign manager – agrees with him. The only reason he made it up is because he can’t stand the thought that he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton – bigly.

More recently, Trump has focused on New Hampshire, claiming that busloads of Massachusetts residents were taken to the state to vote for Clinton. There is no evidence that any of this occurred. Trump has not offered any, and even New Hampshire Republicans have ridiculed the idea of widespread voter fraud in their state.

Trump lies about the murder rate. This is a fascist warning signal – make things look really bad so he can step in with extra powers to fix it.

Trump lies about the news coverage given to terror attacks. A lie so blatantly ridiculous that all the media pounced on him showing incident for incident how he’s just making things up.

Trump even antagonized Sweden, of all places, to lie in about non-existent terror attacks there to make the point that accepting refugees is somehow bad. He got his information from a Fox News report he watched while tweeting. The Swedish government is noticeably upset. Who would imagine we would have a president of the United States who would antagonize Sweden?

Remember, Donald Trump is the one who, during the campaign suggested Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s father had been involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy ― and cited a National Enquirer story as his proof.

And, of course, for years Trump promoted the conspiracy theory that former President Barack Obama had not been born in the United States, despite clear evidence that he had.

It’s endless. Donald Trump is a serial liar. That’s not in dispute. How long will it go on is the question.

Trump lies about murder rate to group of sheriffs

President Trump met Tuesday morning with a group of sheriffs from the National Sheriffs Association, a group that consists of more than 3,000 sheriffs from around the country. And to this sworn group of law enforcement veterans, with reporters taking notes, he again repeated a lie about the murder rate in America.

Trump told the sheriffs, “the murder rate in our country is the highest it’s been in 47 years.” He blamed the news media for not publicizing this development, then added, “But the murder rate is the highest it’s been in, I guess, 45 to 47 years.”

The country’s murder rate is not the highest it’s been in 47 years. It is almost at its lowest point, actually, according to the FBI, which gathers statistics every year from police departments around the country.

more details at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2017/02/07/trump-makes-false-statement-about-u-s-murder-rate-to-sheriffs-group/?utm_term=.4963a56ddefa