Veracity of statements by Donald Trump
By November 5, 2020, The Washington Post’s Fact Checker database had counted 29,508 false or misleading statements. By June 2019, many news organizations had started describing some of his falsehoods as lies. Trump’s frequent repetition of false claims amounts to a campaign based on disinformation. The consistency of these falsehoods has become a distinctive part of both his business and political identity.
About Veracity of statements by Donald Trump in brief
By November 5, 2020, The Washington Post’s Fact Checker database had counted 29,508 false or misleading statements. Trump is known to have made controversial statements and subsequently denied having done so. By June 2019, many news organizations had started describing some of his falsehoods as lies. Trump’s frequent repetition of false claims amounts to a campaign based on disinformation. According to writer and journalist Nancy LeTourneau, the debasing of veracity is a tactic. The consistency of these falsehoods has become a distinctive part of both his business and political identity. He is the most \”accomplished and effective liar\” thus far to have ever participated in American politics, wrote Carole McGranahan for the American Ethnologist journal in 2017. The frequency, degree, and impact of lying in politics are now unprecedented as a result of Trump, according to McGranhan. He has made false assertions of his wealth to secure a higher ranking on the Forbes 400 list of wealthy Americans, including claiming he owned 90 percent of his family’s home. He also claimed that he had filmed Nazi death camps, adding it’s never about anything important, but about his exuberance, exaggeration, and sheer sheer sheer numbers. The architect of Trump Tower, Der Der Scutt, said in 1976, ‘He’s extremely aggressive when he sells, maybe to the point of overselling, when it isn’t really in the center of the world’ He also said in 1984 that Trump often lied, adding: ‘But it’s always about the purpose of making a sale, not about the product’ In 2018, journalist Jonathan Greenberg released audio recordings from 1984, in which Trump posed as his own spokesman, posing as his son John Barron, to claim he owned a higher-than-average percentage of the nation’s homes.
He said in the recordings, ‘I’m the richest man in the world, and I’m going to tell you what I really am, and it’s not that I’m rich, it’s just that I don’t want to lie about it.’ In the same 1984 interview, John Barron claimed he owned more than $1 billion in real estate properties, including several in New York City, New Jersey, and Los Angeles. He added in the same interview, ‘It’s never been about the real estate deals, but it’s about the fact that I have a great deal of real estate experience and I like to show it to the world.’ He added that he also likes to brag about it, adding that he has a great relationship with his wife, Marla Maples, and his daughter, Ivanka, who he calls his ‘beautiful daughter’ In the early 1970s, Trump attracted the attention of The New York Times for his brash and controversial style, with one real estate financier observing, ‘His deals are dramatic, but they haven’t come into being. So far, the chief beneficiary of Trump’s creativity has been his public image.’ In 1976, the prominent architect of his Trump Tower said, ‘The biggest mistake he’s made is that he’s overselling his image. Like, maybe he’ll say the convention center center center isn’t the biggest in the biggest city in the whole world when it really isn’t. He’ll exaggerate’