Donald Trump often tells ‘sir’ stories in which they can never be fact-checked, and he never uses a name to back up his version of events. CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale explained Trump’s sir stories last year: “Lots of people do call Trump “sir,” of course. But the word seems to pop into his head more frequently when he is inventing or exaggerating a conversation than when he is faithfully relaying one. A “sir” is a flashing red light that he is speaking from his imagination rather than his memory.” Well, this isn’t exactly a sir story, but it’s pretty close.
Trump held a super-spreader MAGA rally in Greenville, NC, today and suggested that “someone” asked him the other day who is more famous than he is.
“Someone said to me the other day, ‘you’re the most famous person in the world by far.’ I said, ‘no, I’m not’ … they said, ‘who’s more famous?’ I said, ‘Jesus Christ,'” Trump said.
“Someone said to me the other day, ‘you’re the most famous person in the world by far.’ I said, ‘no I’m not’ … they said, ‘who’s more famous?’ I said, ‘Jesus Christ'” — Trump pic.twitter.com/KaGTYIHdxO
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 15, 2020
And of course, the crowd cheered.
Twitter users weighed in:
When Trump talks, I often yell, “Jesus Christ!”
— Joan is sleep-tweeting (@ChileHenge) October 15, 2020
The most interesting thing about the ‘Someone said to me the other day/Someone came up and told me’ device used so often by @realDonaldTrump is that you know none of them – not one – ever happened. They are complete fabrications. No one ever said anything of the sort to him.
— Hector Nunns 🇪🇺 (@senornunes) October 15, 2020
Holy fuck. I often want to use the phrase “this is unbelievable” but at this point, all i can do is roll my eyes. Vote. Hope and pray.
— G j K (@Rikbulge) October 15, 2020
I’m just so very tired of him.
— 🌰Go Vote Now🌰 (@PhoBu3) October 15, 2020
In the middle of answering a question about the ongoing trade war with China last year, Trump turned from reporters, looked to the heavens, and proclaimed, “I am the chosen one.” After a backlash ensued over his remark, Trump claimed that he was joking. I don’t think so.