It’s not your imagination, Trump is indeed lying more often.

By | 2018-07-16T13:38:06+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Categories: News, News2|Tags: , , , |8 Comments
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I am just amazed that there are ANY true statements anymore. 

Courtesy of the Toronto Star

U.S. President Donald Trump’s words are getting more dishonest over time, the Star has found in the first detailed statistical analysis of his inaccurate statements in office.

The analysis relies on some subjective judgments, which we’ll explain in detail below. But it provides the most comprehensive picture yet available of what historians say is an unprecedented avalanche of serial lying.

FO-TRUMPCHECK-ANALYSIS13 A selection of charts detail trends in U.S. President Donald Trump’s dishonesty.
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There’s more:

In weeks that started in 2017, 3.8 percent of Trump’s words were part of a false claim. In 2018, it’s 7.3 percent. Expressed differently: in 2017, Trump said about 26 words for every one false word. In 2018, it’s down to about 14 words per one false word.

There is a strong statistical correlation — .73, on a scale that goes up to 1 — between the number of words Trump speaks in a week and the number of false claims he makes in a week. The correlation is getting stronger with time: it was .55 in 2017, .89 in 2018.

So: when Trump spoke more in 2017, his number of false claims increased measurably but moderately; when he spoke more in 2018, his number of false claims increased more dramatically.

We have a theory about why there is now a stronger correlation between how much Trump talks and how many false claims he makes: he appears to have started ad-libbing more frequently in recent months than he did at the beginning of his term when he was less comfortable. We know from experience that Trump makes more false claims when he is improvising rather than reading from a staff-written speech.

Trump also lies frequently in interviews, which seem to be almost exclusively made up of lies. 

The Star did a very detailed analysis, which is kind of fascinating. 

But the bottom line is that Trump lies like a house on fire, and it is only increasing. 

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8 Comments

  1. Anonymous July 16, 2018 at 4:19 am - Reply

    We aren’t looking for witches, were hunting for Trump Sons of Bitches.

  2. anon July 16, 2018 at 4:25 am - Reply

    Yep the treason summit has begun. tRump is there sitting on yuge rump in his typical toilet sitting stance and putin with his shifty KGB lying eyes. Both serial liars. America is without a President. Russian citizens are with a President. The azzclowns in finland continue the con job between them. The world observes the shitshow from the shitholes. Anal mouths and lips flapping. don john stole air force one to meddle and collude with our enemy.

    • Matanuska July 16, 2018 at 7:21 am - Reply

      Oh. Butt. It’s about sex, money, power. Gag.

      • $BM July 16, 2018 at 9:57 am - Reply

        Everything is about:

        $eXxx BULLying/POWer MonEy

  3. dvlaries July 16, 2018 at 4:44 am - Reply

    MSNBC is showing the meeting already. None of this obstinate-arms-tightly-across-the-chest he gives other world leaders. Trump’s hands are meekly at his thighs or lap, relaxed and docile like a capitulating child. We’re so fucked.

  4. Anonymous July 16, 2018 at 7:32 am - Reply
  5. Anonymous July 16, 2018 at 7:41 am - Reply

    How is it possible to lie more than his usual 100% of the time?
    The only truth he said in 18 months is the election was rigged.

  6. whatevs July 16, 2018 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    Well ain’t that interesting – on a day that is proving to be very embarrassing for those ReThugs who still support Traitor Trump, C4P open thread has comments from 14 days ago. With no explanatin. Hmmmm. Loks like the kitchen just got a bit too hot and the pond boiled over?

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