Number 1 of a series
First let me do the math. That’s 80 things that Donald Trump has told that are lies. That is, 80 lies he has told since he became President four weeks ago. The numbers don’t add up. I’m always going to be behind. May as well get started now. These were compiled by Daniel Dale for the Washington bureau of The Star. He’s listed them in reverse order, beginning with number 80. I’m going chronological, instead, to help me keep them straight. Here is number one:
1. Jan. 20, 2017 — Post-inauguration Liberty Ball
The claim: “I looked at the rain, which just never came. We finished the speech, went inside, it poured … it’s like God was looking down on us.”
In fact: The rain began right at the beginning of Trump’s speech. During the inauguration itself, the Rev. Franklin Graham told Trump, “Mr. President, in the Bible, rain is a sign of God’s blessing. And it started to rain, Mr. President, when you came to the platform.”
What an ominous way to kick off a monarchy. Lying to the public is a proven route to confidence and popularity. What’s next? You’ll have to wait until tomorrow. These are going to drip out once a day until readers are tired of reading them. Your fault. Should have voted for Clinton.
Keep reading. And may Jesus have mercy on our souls.