These are the 'worst and weirdest' lies Trump told in 2019: CNN fact checker
US President Donald Trump updates the media on Hurricane Dorian preparedness from the Oval Office at the White House. (AFP / JIM WATSON)

CNN fact checker Daniel Dale on Friday recapped President Donald Trump's year of record-shattering dishonesty by breaking down the "worst and weirdest" lies he told in 2019.


The top lie on Dale's list was Trump's false claim that the Ukraine whistleblower who filed a complaint against him got "everything wrong," when in reality the subsequent evidence has proven the whistleblower's claim to be accurate. Dale described this lie as an "up is down" claim, in that the president's claim is literally the opposite of the truth.

The second falsehood was Trump's decision to doctor a hurricane map in an effort to back up his false claim that the state of Alabama was in the direct path of Hurricane Dorian.

"I think this one stood out to me because of how hard the president dug in," Dale said. "Everyone gets things wrong... but the president went to great lengths, over and over again, even with a Sharpie if you remember that, to insist that he was actually correct!"

Also on the list of lies were the bizarre claim that windmills can give you cancer, his bogus story about being awarded Michigan's "Man of the Year," and his continued lies about widespread "voter fraud" in California.

Watch the video below.