The Lies of Donald Trump: A Taxonomy

  title={The Lies of Donald Trump: A Taxonomy},
  author={James P. Pfiffner},
  journal={Presidential Leadership and the Trump Presidency},
  • J. P. Pfiffner
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • Presidential Leadership and the Trump Presidency
Although most presidents have lied to the public, Pfiffner argues that President Trump’s lies differ in volume and kind. He distinguishes four types of Trump’s lies: (1) trivial lies, (2) exaggerations and self-aggrandizing lies, (3) lies to deceive the public, and (4) egregious lies. 
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