Big Sir: Trump’s Most Frequent Dishonesty Tell

US President Donald Trump takes part in the 3rd Annual Made in America Product Showcase on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 15. 2019. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo credit s... US President Donald Trump takes part in the 3rd Annual Made in America Product Showcase on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 15. 2019. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 17, 2019 7:53 a.m.
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President Donald Trump issues statements that span the spectrum of exaggeration to downright lying all the time — and one CNN fact checker has identified a mainstay of those comments that nearly always signals dishonesty.

CNN’s Daniel Dale, who has been analyzing Trump’s statements since his inauguration, has found that if Trump’s anecdotes include someone calling him “sir,” they are almost guaranteed to be at least somewhat false.

Trump has invoked the title while spinning mistruths about everything from healthcare to veterans to farming — here’s Dale’s rundown of some clearly disprovable “sir” episodes.

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