Speed Reads

Late Night Tackles President Trump

Jimmy Kimmel made a mockumentary about Trump's 2,000th documented presidential lie

President Trump "reached a major milestone yesterday, and I don't feel like this has gotten enough attention," Jimmy Kimmel said on Wednesday's Kimmel Live. According to The Washington Post, which has been keeping track, "Trump told his 2,000th lie since taking office. So happy lie2K everybody." Trump is "averaging 5.6 false claims a day — which is impressive considering the fact he's only working about 2.6 hours a day," Kimmel said. "He really packs it in."

Perhaps it's no coincidence that Trump is always telling people to believe him, Kimmel mused. "You think Abe Lincoln ever said 'Believe me'? Believe me, he did not." Still, the "volume of fiction" that comes out of Trump's mouth is impressive, he conceded. "Two thousand lies is an unprecedented achievement, so tonight we're going to look back at his many prevarications with a new mini-documentary that shows us how we got to this remarkable moment in misrepresentation." Watch the faux C-SPAN documentary, Pants of Fire: The Road to 2000 Lies, below. Peter Weber