George Conway, whose wife Keyllanne Conway is the president’s counselor, congratulated President Donald Trump on telling more than 10,000 lies during his tenure in the White House.
Branding the POTUS “Deranged Donald”, Conway joked on Twitter that the milestone was something only Trump could have accomplished.
“An amazing accomplishment!” Conway tweeted on Monday.
“No one but you could have achieved this. Not just the number. Covering all topics, never shying from even the most brazen, disprovable lies, you’ve even managed to tell multiple lies on same subject, lying even about lying!!”
Congrats, #DerangedDonald!! An amazing accomplishment!! No one but you could have achieved this. Not just the number. Covering all topics, never shying from even the most brazen, disprovable lies, you’ve even managed to tell multiple lies on same subject, lying even about lying!! https://t.co/dFI5jcmIg8
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) April 29, 2019
Conway added: “Please RT this story so that all Americans can celebrate this historic milestone and give credit to our unsurpassable president!! #MAGA #DerangedDonald”
Conway’s tweet came after Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler told CNN that the president has told the American people more than 10,000 lies since his inauguration.
“He’s now hit 10,000,” Kessler said Monday in an appearance on CNN.
“That’s an average of about 23 false or misleading claims a day in the last seven months,” he added.
According to the Post, the president reached the unwanted milestone on April 26, racking up some 171 false or misleading claims over a three-day period beginning on April 25.
Kessler noted that Trump’s rate of saying false or misleading statements have picked up recently.
“The President continues to say false or misleading statements at an unbelievable pace,” Kessler said.
Kessler noted that Trump made 45 false claims Thursday during an interview on Fox News with Sean Hannity and another 61 false claims during a campaign rally in Wisconsin Saturday that Trump attended instead of the White House Correspondents Association Dinner.
"The President continues to say false or misleading statements at an unbelievable pace," says the Washington Post's @GlennKesslerWP.
— New Day (@NewDay) April 29, 2019
At that rally, Trump falsely claimed that newborn babies in their state are wrapped in a blanket shortly after birth while the doctor and the mother decide whether to “execute” the baby. He also falsely claimed that Democrats want to “rip down every single building in Manhattan and build a new building in its place,” as part of their Green New Deal resolution.
According to Kessler, Trump has averaged more than 12 false claims per day since taking office, totaling more than 10,000 in his 828 days in office to this point.
Among his most frequent lies, Kessler notes that Trump frequently claims that the wall is being built along the U.S.-Mexico border and that he passed the biggest tax cut in the history of America.