President Donald Trump’s final campaign rally of 2019 was not only his longest ever but his most dishonest too.
Trump made 81 false claims in the week running from December 16 to December 22. He made almost half of them, 40, at his December 18 rally in Battle Creek, Michigan on the night he was impeached — a wild affair in which he spoke for two hours and one minute, nearly 20 minutes longer than his previous longest rally speech.
Trump’s dishonesty at the rally ran the gamut of subjects — from impeachment to the size of his crowds to how far Battle Creek residents need to drive to dispose of their fluorescent light bulbs
Trump’s previous record for false claims in a rally speech was 36, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 2018. His record for any kind of speech, 60 false claims, came in his longest address of any kind, an epic of two hours and two minutes at the Conservative Political Action Conference in March.