Episode 119: The Lie of the Year
Donald Trump’s pants are on fire.
Tis the season of year-end lists – and so we offer our second annual Lie of the Year podcast thanks to our friends from PolitiFact, the fact-checking Website.
No surprise that with the 2016 presidential campaign in full swing, candidates dominated this year’s top 10 list. And no candidate dominated more than GOP contender Donald Trump. His stream-of- consciousness, unscripted, say-anything style – whether true or not – has proved to be an effective campaign strategy.
PolitiFact has been documenting Trump’s statements on its Truth-O-Meter, where they’ve rated 76 percent of them Mostly False, False or Pants on Fire, out of 77 statements checked. No other politician has as many statements rated so far down on the dial.
PolitiFact Editor Angie Drobnic-Holan talks us through this year’s top 10.