#LyingTrump: Video counters Trump's claims about jobs and Covid-19, Angry Internet calls him 'number one' liar
Twitter users lashed out at the president and started accusing him of making false promises to the citizens
MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) reported on July 26, about a video featuring Trump praising leaders such as Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un. It was uploaded by the Twitter handle Really American and was shared widely when the #DictatorTrump trend started.
This handle again tweeted another video featuring the president. This time the video, titled #LyingTrump, juxtaposes various statements of Trump with reports those oppose the claims made by the president. For example, at one point in the video, Trump is seen saying, “I am going to bring back millions of jobs”, and immediately a report stating that more than 45 million workers across the country have filed for benefits. Similarly, he is seen saying he is going to work for the people and he wouldn’t get time to “play golf”. The clip is then succeeded by footage of him playing golf at various occasions.
Naturally, Trump critics did not leave this opportunity to attack him. Most people were determined to share it as much as possible, requesting their fellow netizens to “spread” it as much as possible. And, in no time #LyingTrump was trending on social media. An angry Twitter user said, “HOW LONG are we putting up with #LyingTrump? Put a date on it...NOVEMBER THIRD, 2020...#EndTheNightmare of #LyingTrump. There is NO OTHER CHOICE...!!!” Some even went further and alleged that, “The man who lied 20,000+ times is the NUMBER ONE liar in the history of America.”
The accusations didn’t stop there. A user criticized the president’s love for golf saying, “So basically, he’s only been sitting in the office for about 2.5 years cause he spent ONE YEAR golfing.” One even had advice for Trump. “#lyingTrump needs to worry less about his status on Twitter and more about Americans dying, being evicted, being beaten by his 'army ', not being able to put food on the table, not being able to see or hold their loved ones, and many more important issues than what's trending!'. Other comments included branding him the “biggest joke” in US history and accused him of spreading misinformation.
A report published by CNN alleges, “Trump made 200 false claims in total over the four weeks from June 8 through July 5, an average of about seven per day. Forty-one of the claims were about the virus and the pandemic, by far the most of any subject. Trump is now up to 2,783 total false claims since July 8, 2019, when we started counting at CNN.”
The report further states that “Trump made 26 total false claims on the subject of the military, including seven more versions of his regular lie that he is the one who got the Obama-era Veterans Choice program created. Trump also made 25 total false claims about China, the individual country about which he is most frequently inaccurate.” According to the report, Trump falsely claimed six times that he was responsible for sending in the National Guard to quell riots in Minnesota; the Guard was activated by the state's Democratic governor. Trump is also accused of promoting wild conspiracy theories about a 75-year-old protester who was shoved to the ground by Buffalo police.
These allegations were made by the internet and individual organizations, MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) cannot confirm them independently and nor does it support these claims being made on the Internet.