Daniel Dale, Washington correspondent for the Toronto Star, tweeted the following thread that I have cut and pasted here in the event you don't use Twitter or didn't see it on Twitter.
Here is a thread about Donald Trump getting hilariously lost in his own lying.
This is what Trump told radio host Mike Gallagher last week:
So Trump starts with a lie: that Rasmussen had his approval rating at 46% or 47% that day. He was actually at 41% that day.
Then Trump adds a second lie: that 47%, an approval rating he does not have, is an approval rating that makes re-election guaranteed.
He is not content with that. He must boast about his superiority to Obama. And this is where he loses control of his own nonsense.
He says...Obama left office with an approval rating lower than his own. "46%." This is a third lie.
In fact, Obama left with a much higher approval rating than Trump's imaginary 47%: Obama had 62% final approval in Rasmussen.
But anyway, Trump is stuck - he said Obama's approval was almost identical to his own! And he adds, scrambling, "So he was very popular."
But oh no. Trump has gone wrong. He has now called Barack Obama "very popular." He must correct this.
So he adds, in the mocking tone of a middle schooler: "If you call that popular."
OK wait: he had just said 46% or 47% is his own awesome rating. Now he is mocking the idea that that is a good rating. Because Obama.
In sum: Trump went from bragging about his fake 47% to mocking a fake Obama 46% that is 5 points higher than his own actual rating, 41%.
This concludes today's episode of One Paragraph Of Donald Trump Talking.