August 15, 2016

I've been writing this for a while now, but Donald Trump lies like no other presidential nominee before him.

I'm talking about the kind of lies that are easily debunkable and unnecessary. I'm talking about the kind of lies conspiracy theory nuts spew to the fringes of our society.

And he's also a serial exaggerator about things he's done in his life which makes it hard to classify his many boasts as outright lies, but you get the picture.

Here's the latest graphic from Politifact which says it all.

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And here's Hillary Clinton's graph.

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55% of the time, Trump is lying to the American people, while Hillary comes in at 14% of the time.

It's mind boggling.

I wrote a post back in March that showed Sen. Ted Cruz lied almost as much as Donald Trump did, while Bernie and Hillary were like girl scouts selling cookies comparatively.

Politifact: 2016 GOP Presidential Frontrunners Lie With Impunity

And yet...

Digby has a great post up which tries to figure out why HRC is being perceived as less trustworthy than a man who is running the most dishonest campaign in memory.

Can you help us out?

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