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Fact-checking 2016: Trump dominates annual review of political falsehoods

December 19, 2016 4:58 PM
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Fact-checking 2016: Trump dominates annual review of political falsehoods

A year ago, we broke with past practice and named Donald Trump our first-ever “King of Whoppers.” This year, the reigning champ defended his title well — once again dominating our annual review of political whoppers.

At his campaign rallies, Trump regularly disparaged the media as “dishonest,” referring at one point to fact-checkers as “dishonest scum.” Yet, he peddled conspiracy theories from a supermarket tabloid and a website that serves as a platform for the alt-right.

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