Donald Trump's critics are taking to social media to denote two reported major milestones the president hit during the month of April -- $100 million in taxpayer money in golf trips and 10,000 lies told over the course of his presidency.
This week, Trump got plenty of viral attention when he crossed the 10,000 barrier on The Washington Post's list of "false or misleading claims" offered over the course of his presidency. Some have taken issue with the newspaper's characterization over Trump's statements, the Columbia Journalism Review noted, with some pundits pushing for news outlets to label them lies and others noting that they could only be labeled lies if there was a proven intent on Trump's part to deceive.
Some were more open with describing Trump's 10,000 false statements as lies as Vanity Fair noted that the full list includes some real doozies, including Trump's recent claim that wind turbines cause cancer.
Whatever critics call them, Trump's statements drew some tongue-in-cheek congratulations this week from pundits who noticed just how quickly Trump topped the milestone.
"After telling a mere 5,000 false and misleading statements during his first 601 days in office, the pace and frequency of the lies has accelerated such that he doubled his bulls**t in just a third of the time, telling almost 23 lies a day in the seven-month period beginning in late October, during midterm elections," the Vanity Fair report noted.