It’s the trope on Trump: He’s authentic, a straight-talker, less scripted than traditional politicians. That’s because Donald Trump doesn’t let facts slow him down. Bending the truth or being unhampered by accuracy is a strategy he has followed for years.
Politifact then goes on to list some of Trump's many, many whoppers:
• "I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down," he said at a Nov. 21 rally in Birmingham, Ala. "And I watched in Jersey City, N.J., where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of people were cheering." Pants on Fire. There is no video of thousands of people in Jersey City cheering. Weeks later, Trump continues to stand by his claim but has not been able to point to evidence to back it up. Public safety officials on the ground in New Jersey say it never happened.
• "The Mexican government ... they send the bad ones over." Pants on Fire. There’s no evidence to show the Mexican government encourages criminals to cross the border. Most illegal immigration comes from people seeking work. Recent estimates show illegal immigration from Mexico dropped off dramatically during the recession and has remained low.
• "Whites killed by whites — 16%. Whites killed by blacks — 81%," said an image he shared on Twitter. Pants on Fire. Most people are killed by someone they know, and someone of the same race. The correct number for whites killed by whites was 82 percent in 2014, while the number of whites killed by blacks was 15 percent.
Trust me Politifact has many more to share as well, but of course most of us can also undoubtedly name off a half dozen or more ourselves.
Essentially Donald Trump is a wealthy man surrounded by sycophants, so usually there is nobody around to call him out on his bullshit.
And though it seems fairly clear that the Republican base does not care about lying, in fact they seem to support it, I imagine the American people as a whole have higher standards.
Hey look this is yet another thing that he and Sarah Palin can bond over while eating bad pizza on paper plates. After all she was the 2009 winner and she is STILL pissed off about it.