Liar Donald Trump Calls Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush Liars

You have to give it to The Donald — his ability to lie non stop throughout his presidential campaign while accusing everyone else of lying is pretty impressive.

On his way to New Hampshire, Trump tweeted out the following criticisms of rivals Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush:

It isn’t entirely clear what Trump is talking about, but his earlier tweets indicate his stinging attacks are  the result of his spat with Cruz over his Canadian citizenship:

And then this from yesterday:

Whatever it is, The Donald appears convinced that only he is the honest politician in the GOP field, despite the inconvenient fact that his entire campaign has been built on lie after lie after lie. Here are three of them just for fun (via Politifact):

• “I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down,” he said at a Nov. 21 rally in Birmingham, Ala. “And I watched in Jersey City, N.J., where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of people were cheering.” Pants on Fire. There is no video of thousands of people in Jersey City cheering. Weeks later, Trump continues to stand by his claim but has not been able to point to evidence to back it up. Public safety officials on the ground in New Jersey say it never happened.

• “The Mexican government … they send the bad ones over.” Pants on Fire. There’s no evidence to show the Mexican government encourages criminals to cross the border. Most illegal immigration comes from people seeking work. Recent estimates show illegal immigration from Mexico dropped off dramatically during the recession and has remained low.

• “Whites killed by whites — 16%. Whites killed by blacks — 81%,” said an image he shared on Twitter. Pants on Fire. Most people are killed by someone they know, and someone of the same race. The correct number for whites killed by whites was 82 percent in 2014, while the number of whites killed by blacks was 15 percent.

Then again, GOP voters are not exactly too bothered about who is telling the truth, particularly when it comes to Donald Trump, who is so confident his supporters won’t call bullshit on him that he stated: “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.” In that light, being a proven liar while calling others out for lying isn’t exactly much to worry about.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.

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