I remember not too long ago when one of Donald Trump’s supporter went on television and proclaimed that Donald Trump is the only politician who tells the truth and that President Obama lies all the time. But if you look at the supporter and listen to the things she said, it was obvious she was talking purely from an emotional state of mind.
PolitiFact however, did not base their Lie of The Year award on their emotions, no, they based their findings and award on facts!
PolitiFact has been documenting Trump’s statements on our Truth-O-Meter, where we’ve rated 76 percent of them Mostly False, False or Pants on Fire, out of more than 75 statements checked. No other politician has as many statements rated so far down on the dial.
In considering our annual Lie of the Year, we found our only real contenders were Trump’s — his various statements also led our Readers’ Poll. But it was hard to single one out from the others. So we have rolled them into one big trophy.
To the candidate who says he’s all about winning, PolitiFact designates the many campaign misstatements of Donald Trump as our 2015 Lie of the Year.