President Donald Trump may have just set a personal worst: Four lies inside a single sentence.
Dale said it happened in a tweet on Saturday, when the president attacked frequent target Andrew McCabe, former deputy director of the FBI:
Dale explained on the CNN website that Trump was referring to donations to the failed 2015 Virginia Senate campaign of McCabe’s wife, Dr. Jill McCabe. But he noted that the donations were all to her, not to him, that the donations were legal, that none came from former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and that McCabe was not “head of the FBI.” For most of 2015, he was the assistant director in charge of the Washington field office.
The Washington Post, which has also been tracking Trump’s lies, said in July that the president had made more than 20,000 false or misleading claims since he took office ― an average of 12 falsehoods a day.
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