Politics

Donald Trump's Campaign Is Far From Truthful

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades
Donald Trump.Donald Trump.

As the saying apparently goes, fool me once, shame on you; fool me several times, hit the campaign trail.

According to PolitiFact, a nonpartisan fact-checking organization, about 76 percent of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s statements range between being mostly false to, in PolitiFact’s own words, “pants on fire” — as false as possible. Many of the statements which received the dishonor of being the most false were related to his remarks on immigrants, especially those from Mexico.

The remaining 24 percent of Trump’s statements were judged to be either half true or mostly true, meaning none of them were completely factual, Business Insider reported.

Trump isn’t the only candidate who’s been caught lying. About 66 percent of the statements from Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas were deemed false. About 33 percent of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s statements were found untrue, according to PolitiFact.

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Even Bush’s record was outmatched by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton — only about 30 percent of her statement have been false. By contrast, just 26 percent of Vermont senator Bernie Sanders’ statements on the campaign trail have been false — none of his  statements registered on the “pants on fire” designation, although two of Clinton’s did.

Sources: PolitiFact, Business Insider / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr