President Donald Trump is known for hyperbole, whether he's describing himself as "the least racist person in the world" or "a perfect physical specimen."
In one of his final rallies before Election Day, Trump made a similarly wild assertion: He's the most innocent man in all of American history.
The President says he is perhaps the most innocent man anywhere in the history of the United States pic.twitter.com/qW2lYGWP2U
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) November 3, 2020
The President said:
"The Mueller investigation scam and they come up with 'no collusion,' which makes me perhaps the most innocent man anywhere in the history of the United States."
For the first two years of Trump's presidency, the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 election overshadowed every aspect of Trump's presidency. The investigation led to the arrests of numerous Trump associates, such as General Michael Flynn and Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone.
The President frequently says the investigation cleared his name, reporting "no collusion," but that is completely false. The investigation found that there was insufficient evidence to argue beyond a shadow of a doubt that Trump colluded with a foreign power to advance his campaign.
What's more, the Mueller investigation is now the least of Trump's legal woes. He's being investigated for potential fraud regarding his work at the Trump administration, though he likely won't face comeuppance for these until he's no longer President.
People found the claim absurd, even for Trump.
He's just trolling at this point. https://t.co/BMYy1MIuIp
— Roshan Rinaldi (@Roshan_Rinaldi) November 3, 2020
Innocent??? Ignorant is a more fitting word!!! https://t.co/mdaGmzwCh4
— Franktheshank808 (@Franktheshank88) November 3, 2020
Is there such a thing as hyperbolic superlative? Lie? https://t.co/eoKznsaIwA
— Mitch Kosterman (@MitchKosterman) November 3, 2020
He is, hands down, the worst liar in the world. 🙄 https://t.co/8HmcWGKI6D
— Helena Handbasket (@HellaHandbasket) November 3, 2020
People have grown weary of the hyperbole.
Trumps closing message to a country besieged by a deadly virus, weathering a cratered economy with millions unemployed is "I'm innocent". https://t.co/3dIiYxYtPf
— D.B. Miller (@DBMillerIMO) November 3, 2020
Among the many things I won't miss: the lies that are so narcissistic they're almost solipsistic.
The least racist. The most persecuted and harassed. Done the most for African-Americans. Accomplished the most in a presidential term. A perfect phone call.
Who talks this way? https://t.co/YsoSddya38
— Jacob T. Levy (@jtlevy) November 3, 2020
He also said he was "perfect physical specimen." Must be stressful being so perfect. https://t.co/Zeq2WoqbeT
— Lois Romano (@loisromano) November 3, 2020
If you don't want four more years of this pathetic nonsense, vote him out. https://t.co/vJZO49vc0Q
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) November 3, 2020
Americans have the chance to make Trump a one term president on Election Day, November 3.