In our previous post, we’ve seen some of Donald Trump’s most outraging lies as the U.S. President. If those didn’t stir your anger enough, I welcome you to the second part of our 14 Trump lies marathon.
If you haven’t checked out part I yet, click here to read it all!
‘I don’t know’ about Stormy Daniels’ payment
Just in case you haven’t heard of (or forgot about) Stormy Daniels, she is a pornographic actor, director and author of an autobiography which surprisingly – or not – also includes Donald Trump. In the book, Daniels describes a night she spent with Donald Trump which she resumed to ‘the worst 90 seconds of my life.’
Back in 2018, he told Air Force One reporters that he had absolutely no idea about his $130,000 payment to Daniels. He also mentioned that he couldn’t explained where his attorney at the time, Michael Cohen, got the money from.
We may not know where Cohen got the money from, but we do know that Trump reimbursed the full sum of money to his former attorney. However, we must admit that this is one of the most justified lies he’s ever told, as he was trying to avoid a tawdry scandal.
‘Rep. Ilhan Omar is an al Qaeda supporter’
Now back to the pointless lies: during a 2019 event at the White House, Trump told his guests how Rep. Ilhan Omar once expressed his support for the well-known terrorist group al Qaeda.
Not only is this lie embarrassing for anyone involved, but it could also have led to life-threatening situations for the Minnesota Democratic. Omar arrived in the U.S. as a Somalian refugee and he had been receiving life threats ever since he entered the political world.
At some point, Omar explained how it’s hard for people to condemn their own leaders’ atrocities because they fear it might seem unpatriotic.
Donald Trump has somehow managed to turn this 2013 statement into a lie that could’ve put an end to someone’s career.
‘I was Michigan’s Man of the Year’
So, Trump has never lived or accomplished anything notable in Michigan. Therefore, being named as the Man of the Year there years before becoming president would be a true miracle.
Except it wasn’t.
He was never Michigan’s Man of the Year. However, he did love to tell this story during his 2016 campaign as he included it in every single speech from every rally held in Michigan.
‘The plan is coming in two weeks’
If you’re patient enough to look at Trump’s plan announcements over the years (although I don’t know who has that type of patience right now), you’ll quickly notice a pattern: every big health care plan or major announcement seems to have been coming in ‘two weeks.’
Did these promises ever turn into reality? No, but Trump really seemed to dig the ‘two weeks’ statements since he declared them so often. Most of the times, he got away simply by delaying everything until people and even the media forgot about the plans.
‘Windmill noise gives you cancer’
We know all to well that Donald Trump isn’t exactly best friends with science nor public healthcare officials. We also know he’s always blaming the media for their alleged baseless accusations which lack evidence.
So what did he do last year? Well, obviously, talk about how the noise from windmills causes cancer on national television. His sources were very solid too, insisting that ‘people’ and ‘they’ say it’s all true.
In fact, wind itself seems to be some sort of a public enemy, as Trump continuously claimed that he ‘never understood wind.’
Watch his full statement here:
The Boy Scouts praise
In 2017, Donald Trump made yet another strange political address, this time to the Scouts’ National Jamboree. Once again, his speech was pretty much empty and ended with a shallow ‘thank you for making scouting possible.’
Later on, Trump said that ‘the head of the Boy Scouts’ called him to say that the Scouts’ National Jamboree was ‘the greatest speech that was ever made to him.’ The media was quick to double-check this information and, after many failed attempts, a CNN reporter got to speak to a senior Scouts source.
The phone call Trump was bragging about had never happened.
In 2019, Donald Trump posted a tweet claiming that Alabama will be at a greater risk from Hurricane Dorian than it had been initially thought.
As soon as the tweet alarmed Alabama residents, the federal weather office in Birmingham has also tweeted that Alabama would actually not be affected by the hurricane.
However, much like any other mistake, Trump couldn’t admit to this one either. That’s exactly why he went on with his theory by posting a hurricane map which was literally altered with a Sharpie.
Not only have these lies shamelessly coming out of the U.S. president’s mouth, but they have also triggered a series of devastating, often irreparable events. Now, only one day away from Joe Biden’s inauguration, we’re fearfully waiting to see what our future holds for us politically, economically and socially.
However, Joe Biden is facing more challenges than any of the recent presidents of our country – all of that in front of a severely divided nation filled with anger, frustration and grief. Will he be able to overcome these challenges and lead us to a better, safer world?
It all starts tomorrow.