Based on an analysis of hundreds of his public statements by Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale, Donald Trump enjoys few things more than when other men address him as “sir.” Dale has chronicled dozens of times Trump has claimed that a man has called “sir” on his Twitter account. What’s the significance of the repeated “Sir Alerts” compiled by Dale? Writing an op-ed for the Washington Post last week, Dale, who has fact-checked most of Trump’s speeches and interviews over the past two years, explained that when Trump drops a “sir” into a story, it’s a signal that he may be lying.
“Listen to this president long enough, and you can almost sense when a lie is coming,” he wrote. “If Trump tells a story in which an unnamed person calls him ‘sir,’ it’s probably invented.”
The most recent “Sir Alert” note by Dale on his Twitter account occurred Sunday in an interview with Chris Wallace of Fox News when Trump claimed, “I get it all the time; ‘Sir, we’ll never vote unless you’re on the ballot.’ I get it all the time. People are saying, ‘Sir, I will never vote unless you’re on the ballot.'”
In the above instance, the “people” calling Trump “sir” were of an unspecified gender. But perhaps more typical, as noted in an earlier Inquisitr report about Trump’s fondness for stories about men who cry in his presence in addition to calling him “sir,” was the following quote, cited by Dale, came at a campaign rally in October, when Trump described a “big, strong” steelworker calling him “sir.”
“Steelworkers…Big, strong guys they came up to me. One of them said ‘thank you sir for saving our country,'” Trump claimed. “And he was crying. And I’m tellin’ you, he was crying.”