The Washington Post's fact checker recently reported that President Donald Trump has told more than 10,000 lies since his inauguration in January of 2017. Some of the lies are easily proven false and don't even give Trump little to no political advantage—like saying his father was born in Germany or, infamously, that the size of his inauguration crowd was historic.
Others, like one of the lies he told at a recent Wisconsin rally, are disturbing and unthinkable.
The president accused Democrats of promoting and legalizing "extreme late term abortion," saying:
"The baby is born, the mother meets with the doctor. They take care of the baby. They wrap the baby beautifully, and then the doctor and the mother determine whether or not they will execute the baby."
Sadly, it wasn't even the first time Trump told the outright lie.
CNN's Chris Cuomo took Trump to task, calling his remark "a damnable lie, maybe his worst of all 10,000."
"This is all a sell, the Trump Trifecta: culture wars that push hate and division." In his #ClosingArgument,… https://t.co/mi3mAuYTQ4— Cuomo Prime Time (@Cuomo Prime Time)1556592242.0
"Just when you think you can't be shocked. That's called homicide. It would be murder. No law anywhere allows a newborn baby to be swaddled and killed. Shame on him for even suggesting that."
Trump's lies about abortion are already inspiring his supporters to commit violence. Just last week, 30-year-old Trump supporter Matthew Haviland wrote in an email to a professor who supported abortion rights:
“I will kill every Democrat in the world so we never more have to have our babies brutally murdered by you absolute terrorists.”
People are growing increasingly disturbed at Trump's rhetoric and what it could inspire.
@atrupar I'll say it again, we know who Trump is and he says crazy stuff, lies etc. What we have to be concerned ab… https://t.co/Jq2KHXqwM8— Julie Wilcox WX (@Julie Wilcox WX)1556484777.0
@atrupar Trump couldn't abuse his office anymore than he already is. How can Republicans ignore this sort of malici… https://t.co/Jc90NjFwRB— D Keeler (@D Keeler)1556566175.0
@atrupar This was Trump's most disgusting claim yet.— alison wonderland (@alison wonderland)1556552835.0
@atrupar Now talk about a sick idea. Vote him out.— Jean Queller (@Jean Queller)1556552660.0
Deceptive and dangerous.