The fact-checking website PolitiFact.com named Donald Trump’s “campaign misstatements” as the “2015 Lie of the Year.”
“Donald Trump doesn’t let facts slow him down,” PolitiFact posted on its website. “Bending the truth or being unhampered by accuracy is a strategy he has followed for years.”
“In considering our annual Lie of the Year, we found our only real contenders were Trump’s -- his various statements also led our Readers’ Poll,” they clarified when addressing why they grouped Trump’s comments together, as opposed to one single comment per previous years. “But it was hard to single one out from the others. So we have rolled them into one big trophy.”
PolitiFact’s readers seemed to agree. Donald Trump’s comment regarding the 9/11 attacks won the Reader’s Poll for “Lie of the Year” with a whopping 47 percent. Trump stated: "I watched in Jersey City, N.J., where thousands and thousands of people were cheering" as the World Trade Center collapsed.
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