Trump's Most Reprehensible Lie
I think you could make a reasonable argument that Trump should have been denied Americans votes in 2016 based just on a statement that he made during one of the GOP debates that year.
It has been called Trump's most grievous lie.
In a mid February debate, Trump said the following
How did he (George W Bush) keep us safe when the World Trade Center — the World — excuse me. I lost hundreds of friends . The World Trade Center came down during the reign of George Bush. He kept us safe? That is not safe. That is not safe, Marco. That is not safe
Shortly thereafter the conservative website Red State said the following
Two days after Donald Trump claimed that he “lost hundreds of friends” at the World Trade Center as a result of the 9/11 attack, his campaign continued to ignore a Daily Beast request that he name even one.
With silence comes the possibility that Trump told the most reprehensible lie of the campaign , just a few breaths from when he called both Sen. Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush liars.
By his math, Trump is trying to tell us that at least one in 10 of the 2,983 who died on 9/11 were his friends.
“If he has hundreds of friends, he should be able to tell us about them,” said a Port Authority police officer who never talks about how many comrades he lost. “If he can tell us about the hundreds of friends he lost, who they were, what kind of person they were, I might have some respect for him.”https://www.redstate.com/streiff/2016/02/17/donald-trump-lies-knowing-911-victims-just-everything-else/