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Sunday, November 6, 2016
The Art of the Lie: Trump's New Free E Book
Correct The Record today released TheArtoftheLie: The Definitive Guide to Donald’s Dishonesty, a new e-book examining how—and why—Donald Trump lies. Over the past sixteen months, Trump has waged an all-out assault on the principle of fact-based debate that is the cornerstone of modern American politics. By analyzing the totality ofTrump’s falsehoods and deconstructing his self-serving lies, TheArtoftheLie exposes the Republican nominee as one ofthe most talented and dangerous con men in American history.
“Donald Trump’s mendacity goes beyond anything we’ve ever seen in American politics and threatens to completely destroy our democracy’s bedrock values of honesty and openness,” said Brad Woodhouse, President of Correct The Record. “We wrote this book out of a simple belief: Donald Trump is playing a massive con on the American people, and he must be exposed.”
In his penchant for self-aggrandizement, his fondness for conspiracy theories and his blatant disregard for facts, Trump is unlike any major party presidential candidate in modern American history. For Trump, lying is not just about spouting inaccuracies. It is literally central to his political identity. In the past four months alone, Trump has told at least 1,057 lies. And PolitiFact has rated about 70 percentof Trump’s statements they fact checked as falsehoods. The previous Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, received a42 percent false rating—a 28 percent difference.
This book is the latest effort in Correct the Record’s Trump Lies Project, which is an effort to hold Trump accountable for his unprecedented deceitfulness. Since June, Correct The Record has tracked and fact checked Trump’s false claims in real time and released a weekly roundup of Trump’s lies each Friday. This book builds on that work but also goes deeper by examining exactly how Trump lies and how his lies have constructed a self-serving and outlandish alternative reality. Read TheArtoftheLie here.