Donald Trump’s former ambassador to the United Nations has gone to ridiculous lengths to defend him against impeachment.
On NBC News yesterday, Nikki Haley, who left the White House at the end of 2018, had a good go at pretending the president had done nothing wrong and promoting her undying-loyalty to his administration.
But there was one claim that was probably a step too far for even the most hardcore Trump fans.
After claiming she “never had any concerns” about Trump’s fitness for office, Haley was asked if she thought he was a truthful person – she replied:
Yes, in every instance that I dealt with him, he was truthful, he listened and he was great to work with.
But unfortunately for her, we all have eyes and ears too – and Trump’s truthfulness is not something anyone else has witnessed in the last three years.
In fact, Trump’s habit of lying is so well-known that multiple organisations have pages dedicated to tracking his false statements.
According to The Washington Post, the president had made 13,435 false or misleading claims as of 14 October.
There’s even a Wikipedia page called “Veracity of statements by Donald Trump”, which opens with this sentence:
Donald Trump has made many false or misleading statements, including thousands during his presidency.
Trying to claim Trump isn’t a liar is like trying to claim Barack Obama isn’t black.
Even Haley seemed to understand that in 2016, when she said:
Donald Trump is everything I taught my children not to do in kindergarten…
I taught my two little ones, you don’t lie and make things up.
Of course, that was all before she was paid to work for Trump…