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And this year's Trumpie award goes to ... Trump

Dana Milbank on

Muslims celebrated in New Jersey on 9/11. He only got a small loan from dad. Hillary Clinton started the "birther" movement.

The tax cut will cost him a fortune.

Glenn Kessler and his Fact Checker team at The Post report that Trump has made 1,950 false or misleading claims in office.

I would nominate Trump in the "Best Original Story" category for his recent claims that President Barack Obama's plane "never got to land" in the Philippines: "The plane came close but it didn't land." This is pure fabrication.

In the "Best Actor in a Misleading Role" category, I again nominate Trump, this time for boasting, some 85 times by Kessler's count, about stock market records -- contradicting his claim that the same bull market under Obama was "artificial" and "a bubble."

And, in the "Best Made-up" category, I nominate Trump's claim Thursday that Wolff had "zero access to the White House." Reporters saw Wolff at the White House many times.

Maybe Trump and his few still-loyal aides are telling the truth: Former Trump aide Katie Walsh didn't say working with Trump was "like trying to figure out what a child wants," Melania Trump didn't weep with sorrow when her husband won, and various aides and pals didn't describe Trump as an "idiot," "dumb," "stupid," "crazy," a "dope" and semiliterate.

But on the "Today" show Friday, Wolff had a compelling retort: "My credibility is being questioned by a man who has less credibility than perhaps anyone who has ever walked on earth."

 

Give a Trumpie to that man with the scalp-reduction surgery and the $7 dye job!

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