President Donald Trump lied more than 9,000 times by the 773rd day into his presidency, The Washington Post reported earlier this month.
"The president averaged nearly 5.9 false or misleading claims a day in his first year in office. He hit nearly 16.5 a day in his second year. So far in 2019, he’s averaging nearly 22 claims a day."
So when Trump demanded on Thursday that Congressman Adam Schiff, the Democratic chair of the House Intelligence Committee, should resign for "knowingly and unlawfully lying and leaking," Twitter instantly weaved it into an epic self-own.
“Undoubtedly there is collusion,” Schiff said in an interview after Attorney General William Barr shared his interpretation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's findings. “We will continue to investigate the counterintelligence issues. That is, is the president or people around him compromised in any way by a hostile foreign power? . . . It doesn’t appear that was any part of Mueller’s report.”
Trump doth protest too much.
"Congressman Adam Schiff, who spent two years knowingly and unlawfully lying and leaking, should be forced to resign from Congress!"
Congressman Adam Schiff, who spent two years knowingly and unlawfully lying and leaking, should be forced to resign from Congress!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1553769793.0
Just a quick note to underscore that this is Trump, who's *actually* lied to the public nearly 9000 times while in… https://t.co/IIz9aVuS6U— Seth Abramson (@Seth Abramson) 1553775805.0
Politicians who lie should resign ? Hmmmm. https://t.co/NmslYRaHMd— Jonathan H. Adler (@Jonathan H. Adler) 1553771894.0
@realDonaldTrump As long as you resign too.— Dave Sellinger (@Dave Sellinger) 1553780214.0
@realDonaldTrump Politicians who lie should resign or be impeached. #ImpeachTrump— roybroadbent (@roybroadbent) 1553780293.0
George Conway had a field day with it, agreeing that politicians who incessantly lie should quit.
Please retweet if you agree that lying politicians should resign from office. https://t.co/BBxvk7yMqE— George Conway (@George Conway) 1553769958.0
Nobody likes a habitual liar.
So is this a concession that lying is a bad thing? https://t.co/BBxvk7yMqE— George Conway (@George Conway) 1553770942.0
If lying is a bad thing, then is lying a lot a really bad thing? What do you say? https://t.co/BBxvk7yMqE— George Conway (@George Conway) 1553771028.0
Where is the lie here?
"I mean, if there were a Lombardi Trophy for lying, a Pulitzer Prize for prevarication, a FIFA World Cup for fibbing, a Medal of Honor for mendacity, a Distinguished Service Cross for deceit, *you* would be the perennial winner."
I mean, if there were a Lombardi Trophy for lying, a Pulitzer Prize for prevarication, a FIFA World Cup for fibbin… https://t.co/EHVsLGv9KB— George Conway (@George Conway) 1553771890.0
"Hmmm." Yes, ponder this.
Something about accusing others of that which you are guilty.
The president is accusing another human of lying. https://t.co/ZiD42kEAoO— S.V. Dáte (@S.V. Dáte) 1553770110.0
@realDonaldTrump Projecting much?— Destany (@Destany) 1553780990.0
Follow your own lead, Donald.
@realDonaldTrump As Liar-in-Chirf you should be ‘forced to resign’— Mia Farrow (@Mia Farrow) 1553777665.0
Schiff could have a defamation suit on his hands, and discovery would be amazing.
@realDonaldTrump CC @RepAdamSchiff Sue Donald Trump please, since he's opening the door to full discovery.— 🌊 TJ 🛡 (@🌊 TJ 🛡) 1553780086.0
Trump has spent the week riding a wave of self-congratulations following Barr's letter to Congress. But as is now the norm, Trump and his cheerleaders are wildly distorting the facts.
The public has no idea what is in Mueller's report. We can only assess what Barr has said, which is that Mueller found insufficient evidence to prove collusion and obstruction of justice. Barr did concede, however, that Mueller's report "does not exonerate" Trump.
@realDonaldTrump He’s not the liar. You are. https://t.co/S5u5TwdpZK— The Daily Edge (@The Daily Edge) 1553782748.0
Still, we are totally in the dark. The continued secrecy around Mueller's report hints that the truth could be devastating for Trump.
@realDonaldTrump Mueller report must be bad, I'll give it to you, you do know how media and your smoke screen will… https://t.co/qMpFs7KG1B— firstname.lastname@example.org (@email@example.com) 1553781490.0
Given Trump's track record, and that of his defenders, he should not be casting stones.
@realDonaldTrump How do we know that without #ReleaseFullMuellerReport? Are we supposed to trust the person that’s… https://t.co/ThjuAVCFeB— Disco rabbit 📺🌿 (@Disco rabbit 📺🌿) 1553769872.0
@realDonaldTrump It's absolutely astonishing! You Delusional treasonous pathological liar fucking moron conman ranc… https://t.co/mBho4P3op9— Frank D'Angelo (@Frank D'Angelo) 1553770155.0
@realDonaldTrump Donald you should be the one to resign so do it and that will make America great again #DirtyDonald— Robert Graham (@Robert Graham) 1553781882.0
@realDonaldTrump The hypocrisy is breathtaking.— liz randall (@liz randall) 1553781693.0
Festivus was months ago but putting anything past this timeline is pointless.
@realDonaldTrump when the Airing of Grievances is over, will you be doing Feats of Strength— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich) 1553770015.0
Nevertheless, Schiff's job - as is that of Congress - is to provide oversight. And that is precisely what they are doing, despite some Republicans also urging Schiff to step down.
@realDonaldTrump Conducting oversight is actually VERY LEGAL & VERY COOL! https://t.co/RHgTBSKBqv— Ryan Hill (@Ryan Hill) 1553770964.0
@realDonaldTrump Somebody just realized the people’s house is coming after their criminal trail lol— ThoughtCrimes (@ThoughtCrimes) 1553782084.0
@realDonaldTrump No way, he is doing what he is supposed to do.— Cindy Shmindy (@Cindy Shmindy) 1553781879.0
Not gonna happen.