As is natural with every political season, there are a certain number of candidates who seem to have a tendency to bend the truth a little more frequently than others. However, in the current race for the presidency, the potential GOP Presidential nominee, Donald Trump, has officially been named the “King of Whoppers.”
According to USA Today, Trump was given the moniker for being particularly gifted in lying. In fact, more than any other candidate, whether Democrat or Republican, Trump has managed to outpace his rivals when it comes to telling tales of outright lies. With that in mind, here are some of Trump’s biggest lies of 2015.
For starters, Trump has made the assertion that he witnessed a mob of Muslims in New Jersey cheering during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Although Trump insists that he watched the protests on television, John J. Farmer, the state’s former Attorney General, has stated otherwise.
“Never happened,” Farmer explained.
In order to refute Farmer’s claim that there were no Muslim protesters in New Jersey at the time of the attacks, Trump cited a news report that ended up being inaccurate. The reporter that responded to the alleged protests stated that he went to the “Jersey City building and neighborhood where the celebrations were purported to have happened,” but that he was not able to “verify that report.”
Apart from the protest reports, Trump has made a litany of other statements that were later proven to be false. For instance, Trump once stated that he had predicted that Osama bin Laden would rise to power and launch one of the largest terrorist attacks on U.S. soil to date. However, Trump never made any sort of prediction about bin Laden.
Donald Trump also claimed that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin were introduced during their appearance on 60 Minutes. However, Trump was interviewed in an entirely different country than Putin, making it impossible that the two would have met.
Meanwhile, Trump has also been making the news for his recent comments about Hillary Clinton. Although Trump denies that he has referred to women in past as “fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals,” his recent shot at Clinton is yet another insult to add to the list.
According to ABC News, Trump made the comments during a speech in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While Trump began by referring to Clinton’s defeat in the 2008 primaries with Barack Obama, he couldn’t help but insult the Democrat front runner.
“Even a race to Obama, she was gonna beat Obama. I don’t know who would be worse, I don’t know, how could it be worse?” he explained to the crowd. “She was favored to win and she got schlonged, she lost, I mean she lost.”
To those who may not know, the word Trump used to describe Clinton’s defeat is a Yiddish word meaning penis.
According to CNN, Trump’s insults did not end there. The presidential candidate went on to discuss how Clinton was late for the debate because she needed to take a bathroom break.
“I know where she went, it’s disgusting, I don’t want to talk about it,” Trump shared. “No, it’s too disgusting. Don’t say it, it’s disgusting, let’s not talk, we want to be very, very straight up.”
In response to Trump’s recent statement, the campaign director for Clinton’s campaign, Jennifer Palmieri, posted a message on Twitter that read: “We are not responding to Trump but everyone who understands the humiliation this degrading language inflicts on all women should.”
For his part, Trump went on to demand that the Clinton campaign offer him an apology for their remarks. Clinton’s reply was short: “Hell no.”
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