Donald Trump has been uncharacteristically quiet on Twitter lately. Has he turned a corner? Is he becoming presidential? Did the White House staff hide his phone?
Never mind. This morning he broke his short-lived Twitter silence with a blatant lie, one that is easily disproven.
Trump’s claim that 45.6 million people watched his State of the Union address on Tuesday checks out. But then the Liar-in-Chief, who must always be the best, the most, the biggest, and the greatest, claimed that the number of people who watched his SOTU address was the “highest number in history.”
A simple Google search confirms that Trump once again lied. Viewership of his first State of the Union was somewhere in the middle of the pack. The largest on record for viewership was George W. Bush’s 2003 speech, which attracted 62 million viewers.
Trump’s lie was so blatantly false that Fox News felt it necessary to correct Trump.
You know it’s bad when even Fox News (aka, Trump TV) calls out Trump, a profuse liar, for having told yet another so easily provable lie.
Written for today’s one-word prompt, “profuse.”