President Donald Trump is known to tell a tall tale or two…every few hours, it seems.
In the 928 days they measured, the Washington Post found that Trump had lied or misled the American people more than 12,000 times. That amounts to almost 13 statements per day that do not tell the American people the full story when it comes to the issues he, as president, is aiming to promote.
He did it once more on Wednesday, during a September 11, 2001 remembrance ceremony at the Pentagon, claiming he was at Ground Zero in New York the day planes, overtaken by Al Qaeda terrorists, flew into the Twin Towers.
“I was looking out of a window from a building in midtown Manhattan directly at the World Trade Center when I saw the second plane at a tremendous speed go into the second tower,” Trump said. “It was then that I realized the world was going to change.”
Trump added that, once he saw the second plane hit, he sprung into action, The Guardian reported. “Soon after I went down to Ground Zero with men who worked for me to try to help in any little way that we could.”
There’s no proof of Trump’s claims, however, no documentation — video or otherwise — that suggests any of his story is true. Firefighters who were there that day have also doubted the president’s story, as no one can seem to recall seeing him there.
Trump says he helped at Ground Zero. He didn’t. This disgusting lie is a rank insult to every rescue worker who risked his/her life digging through the toxic rubble, including my friend Chez. pic.twitter.com/20sl3M82uJ
— Bob Cesca (@bobcesca_go) September 11, 2019
Perhaps as a result of his constant lying, recent polling indicates that the American people don’t have a lot of trust in what Trump has to say on anything.
According to a poll conducted by CNN, only 28 percent of Americans believe all or most of what they hear from Trump or his surrogates at the White House.
A whopping 71 percent only believe some of what he has to say or none of it at all.
Respondents also had negative views of how the president has conducted himself while in office. While a huge majority agreed that he has changed the country, just 33 percent said he’s done so for the better. Forty-five percent say he’s made things worse.
Overall, the poll found that only 39 percent of voters believed Trump deserves re-election, while 58 percent said he did not. He received similar numbers for approval, with 39 percent giving him positive marks and 55 percent saying Trump has done a bad job in office so far.
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Chris Walker is a freelance writer based out of Madison, Wisconsin. A millennial with more than a decade of journalism experience, Chris aims to provide readers with the latest and most accurate news of national importance. Chris likes to spend his free time doing activities in his community with his family.