GOP Rep. Jim Jordan: I've Never Heard President Trump Lie

Donald Trump has made well over 2,000 deceptive statements as president, but Rep. Jim Jordan has not heard a single lie.

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan (Ohio) told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that he has never heard President Donald Trump tell a lie to the American people -- not even once.

Considering that Trump’s false statements have been relatively well-tracked since his inauguration -- and indeed, since he began running for office -- it bends the mind to understand how Jordan has remained oblivious to the president’s relationship with the truth.

In the process of discussing former FBI Director Jim Comey’s recent 60 Minutes interview, during which Comey said Trump “lies constantly, about matters big and small”, Cooper asked Jordan if he disagreed with Comey:

“I do. I believe the American people spoke loud and clearly on election day, and they made Donald Trump the President of the United States,” Jordan responded.

Pulling the congressman back to the topic at hand, Cooper asked Jordan if he thinks “the president lies a lot, like Jim Comey says”, and Jordan replied that he does not consider the president untruthful -- and then he pivoted back to Comey, accusing the former FBI director of leaking information to the press.

Jordan held his ground, saying “nothing comes to mind” when he ponders whether the president has ever made demonstrably false statements.

If that seems ridiculous, it’s because it is.

President Trump has been caught lying to the American people on an almost daily basis.

According to The Washington Post’s count from January 2018, Trump made 1,950 false claims in 347 days -- an average of 5.6 claims a day.

As regular readers know, the president has a tendency to repeat himself — often. There are now more than 60 claims that he has repeated three or more times. The president’s impromptu 30-minute interview with the New York Times over the holidays, in which he made at least 24 false or misleading claims, included many statements that we have previously fact-checked.

At that time, Trump was still lying about the Affordable Health Care Act being ‘dead’, taking credit for business deals that predated his tenure, insisting his tax cut was the biggest ever, playing loose with the truth about American unemployment rates, and making misleading statements about the stock market.

If Rep. Jim Jordan has never heard the president lie, he simply has not been paying attention -- or, he inhabits the same false reality as President Trump.

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Rshrink
Rshrink

Editor

Loyal to Liberty, not. Loyal to Fox? Yes, of course.

Rshrink
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Editor

If Trump is breathing, he is lying. He lives in a fantasy world, which rational people do not share with him. Jordan is incapable of thought. He is brainwashed and now, functionally, is an automaton.

ScottW
ScottW

@Loyal to Liberty Obama's mother was born and lived in Kansas. He lived in the US for at least 14 years. He was at least 35 years old. I didn't notice any other requirements for a person to be president. Please share if you find any ;-)

Loyal to Liberty
Loyal to Liberty

The only reason you think ' 0bama's felony document fraud is a "farce" is because you are willfully ignorant on the subject. The only identifying document 0bama produced was the pdf version of his alleged birth document. It was examined by TWO forensics specialists, in two different continents, and found to be a 100% fraudulent document. When the truth finally comes out, you will be eating major crow because three things cannot long be hidden; the sun, the moon, and the truth. The only "farce" here is your Hero, the mussie trojan horse, and worst pResident of the USA!

angelia
angelia

Well he is right when he says not once has he heard that man tell a lie he's heard him Lie over 2000 times.

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