Public opinion is so accustomed to expecting falsehoods from the US president that fact-check site Politico was overwhelmed by visits during Trump’s State of the Union address.
The popular political fact-checking website crashed for approximately five minutes on Tuesday night during Trump‘s State of the Union address.
“Welp … our website just crashed,” they wrote on Twitter.
“No computer on earth could keep up with that volume of lies,” wrote one Twitter user during the crash.
Another wrote, “You can only fact check Trump so many times in a day, & he’s talking a lot tonight lol,”
Trump’s speech received heavy praise from the whole spectrum of conservatives, Fox News host Sean Hannity calling it “visionary,” while pundit Ann Coulter said it was “Beautifully delivered”
The speech itself went for an hour and 20 minutes and was full of the same divisive nationalist discourse he’s exhibited during his presidency. As always, Trump rang his own bell really hard with a list of alleged achievements – even claiming accomplishments from the previous presidency – while sprinkling his diatribe with everything his base wants to hear.
The ex-reality star used gangs like Mara Salvatrucha as the reason to tighten immigration policies, calling on Congress to “finally close the deadly loopholes that have allowed MS-13 and other criminal gangs to break into our country.”
According to PolitiFact, Trump made two false statements during his address, three mostly false statements, and one half-true claim.