According to an analysis by the Washington Post, as of January 10th, Donald Trump has made 2,001 false or misleading claims since taking office last January 20th. He now averages 5.6 per day.
Everyone knows that Trump is a big, fat liar with small hands. But how can you know for sure if he’s just told yet another lie? It’s really quite simple. When he lies, he always follows his lies with one of two phrases: “Believe me” or “I can tell you that.”
Sometimes, for very big lies, he will use both. After the lie, he might say, “I can tell you that, believe me.” Or he might switch things up and say, “Believe me, I can tell you that.”
For example, “I know words. I have the best words. Believe me.”
More recently, after being asked if he’s a racist in the wake of his calling Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations “shithole” counties, he said, “I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed. I can tell you that.”
But the surefire way to know when Donald Trump is lying is to simply listen to what he says. He’s always lying.