The long, mind-boggling acceptance speech that Donald Trump delivered on the final night of the Republican National Convention was riddled with misinformation.
Trump has never been a stickler for the truth, but CNN reporter and fact-checker Daniel Dale identified more than 20 false or misleading claims in the president’s Thursday RNC speech alone.
When breaking Trump’s speech down to CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Dale explained, “This president is a serial liar and he serial lied tonight.”
Then, in what felt like a single breath, Dale went on to examine and refute a number Trump’s claims related to Joe Biden, Barack Obama, the border wall, unemployment, drug prices, coronavirus testing, and more. The resulting clip has since gone viral on Twitter.
Dale concluded his string of fact-checking with a definitive, “No, just no. That’s wrong.” And Cooper couldn’t help but flash a smile, or two…or three after Dale’s impressive takedown.
“Oh that’s it?” Cooper asked jokingly. “There’s more. How much time do you got, Anderson?” Dale replied.
The clip above shows Dale further discussing Trump’s speech with CNN’s Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo, and on Friday morning, Dale reiterated his concerns about Trump’s speech in a tweet.
“Aside from the quantity, one notable thing about Trump’s dishonesty last night: almost all of it was in his prepared text,” Dale wrote. “In general, the vast majority of his lying as president has been ad-libbed. In campaign season, they start putting the lies in the scripts.”