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Jimmy Kimmel marks Donald Trump's '2,000th lie'

'So happy Lie2K, everybody. Two thousand lies in 11 months'

Donald Trump has passed a significant milestone.

Significant in the sense that it's both deeply worrisome, while also feeling like a thing of monumental absurdity. Ever since his inauguration, The Washington Post's fact checker has been carefully compiling each of Trump's false or misleading claims.

As of Tuesday, 9 January, Trump made his 2,000th lie, according to the fact checker, which went as follows: “The countries come in and they put names in a hopper and they're not giving you their best names, common sense means they're not giving you the best names, they giving you people that they don't want and then we take them out of the lottery."

"And when they do it by hand when they put the hand in a bowl like probably what's in their hand are the worst of the worst but they put people in that they don't want into a lottery and the United States takes those people.”

The fact checkers debunked it as a "gross misrepresentation of the diversity visa program. Individuals apply for the visa system, and must have at least a high school diploma or work in specific industries to be eligible for the program. As the term "lottery" implies, applicants are selected via a randomized computer drawing."

"The selected applicants undergo a background check before entering the country, and some applicants undergo an additional in-depth review if they are considered a security risk."

Jimmy Kimmel made sure to commemorate the occasion on his late night show, noting: "So happy Lie2K, everybody. Two thousand lies in 11 months. He’s averaging 5.6 false claims a day, which is impressive, considering the fact he’s only working about 2.6 hours a day." Truly impressive. In the very worst of ways.

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