Another day, another display of President Donald Trump's instability at a White House press briefing.
Just a day after his most unhinged briefing yet, Trump announced that he'd be halting all funding to the World Health Organization (WHO).
The WHO is responsible for overseeing coordination between countries on healthcare, diseases, medical equipment and other health issues, making the organization vital in the face of a global pandemic like this one.
Trump proceeded to blame the organization for the hundreds of thousands of virus cases confirmed in the United States, claiming that the WHO favored China and assisted in helping China subvert vital information.
In a screed against the organization, Trump made one of the most ironic claims of his presidency.
Trump: "Those tasked with protecting us by being truthful and transparent failed to do so. It would have been so ea… https://t.co/0TCGs5jw5r— Josh Marshall (@Josh Marshall) 1586904012.0
"[T]hose tasked with protecting us by being truthful and transparent failed to do so. It would have been so easy to be truthful. And so much death has been caused by their mistakes."
On the same day, the Washington Post's fact checker updated its count of false statements made by the President since his inauguration.
Trump has told 18,000 lies in only 1,070 days in office—an average of over 15 lies per day.
The irony that Trump accused the WHO of not being truthful was apparently lost on him.
But not on anyone else.
Donald Trump: "It would have been so easy to be truthful."— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale) 1586903085.0
"It would have been so easy to be truthful." "So many deaths have been caused by their mistakes." Trump isn't do… https://t.co/WQuHfB36Kt— Sam Vinograd (@Sam Vinograd) 1586903149.0
This is Donald Trump uttering these words. Think about it. https://t.co/8kUMxSxHni— Gloria Borger (@Gloria Borger) 1586903267.0
Trump should take his own advice. https://t.co/s3BTlLLPtV— Laffy (@Laffy) 1586904459.0
People were stunned at Trump's accidental self-own.
Says the "president" who never stops lying 🙄🤦♂️ https://t.co/tDjWnlA10h— 🍁Fletchy McFletchyface☘ (@🍁Fletchy McFletchyface☘) 1586906948.0
People don't realize just how much WORK it is being a pathological liar.... 😢 https://t.co/j7W9Nc63fR— James Ellsworth PhD (@James Ellsworth PhD) 1586909913.0
Rest in peace, Irony. You had a good run.
Can irony be anymore dead than it is? https://t.co/1jWOfY6Mla— 🌲🌏LDubb🍀🌏 (@🌲🌏LDubb🍀🌏) 1586904852.0
Irony gurl...you’re in danger! https://t.co/an6EovEcVx— Miss Aja (@Miss Aja) 1586903406.0
RIP Irony, ?-2020 https://t.co/FeNYT2oKi2— Blossom Culp (@Blossom Culp) 1586903923.0
He has no sense of irony... https://t.co/wPKr7t37ND— Christopher Hahn (@Christopher Hahn) 1586903151.0
Trump's decimation of his glass house aside, his decision to halt funding for the WHO couldn't come at a worse time.
Pulling out of the WHO makes America less secure. It makes another pandemic more likely. It only serves Trump’s p… https://t.co/JuhxrNDwGs— Chris Murphy (@Chris Murphy) 1586908468.0
The US used to make international organizations like the WHO work better. Now Trump cuts them off in the midst of a… https://t.co/akfVHFTh0u— Ben Rhodes (@Ben Rhodes) 1586906921.0
BREAKING: @realdonaldtrump just announcing US will stop providing funding for @WHO. During the worst pandemic we… https://t.co/Q6zp2riLEE— Leana Wen, M.D. (@Leana Wen, M.D.) 1586902818.0
This is not normal.