Politifact is out with its annual pick for Lie of the Year, and for the first time in its short history, the editors couldn’t pick just one lie. Instead, they chose the body of work of Donald Trump, the liar-in-chief.
PolitiFact has been documenting Trump’s statements on our Truth-O-Meter, where we’ve rated 76 percent of them Mostly False, False or Pants on Fire, out of 77 statements checked. No other politician has as many statements rated so far down on the dial.
In considering our annual Lie of the Year, we found our only real contenders were Trump’s — his various statements also led our Readers’ Poll. But it was hard to single one out from the others. So we have rolled them into one big trophy.
To the candidate who says he’s all about winning, PolitiFact designates the many campaign misstatements of Donald Trump as our 2015 Lie of the Year.
This morning, I welcomed Politifact Executive Director Aaron Sharockman to the show to discuss their choice, and to challenge him on a few of their assertions as well. You wouldn’t expect me to have someone on from Politifact without challenging him a little, right?
I’m here all week (and next..) tell you friends…radio or not!