Presidents of the United States have gotten away with many lies in the faces of the people. They are successful due to a number of factors like a complicit press, a cover-up, or an apathetic and ignorant public. Following are a list of lies told by the last five presidents plus Nixon.
Rank these presidential lies from most serious as number one to least serious as number ten:
- Watergate – bugging the DNC
- Iran-Contra Affair – trading guns for cash to aid Contras
- No new taxes – breaking a tax promise
- Lewinski – lying about sex in the Oval Office
- Iraqi WMDs – inciting the Iraq invasion to come up empty handed
- Benghazi – leaving an embassy defenseless and covering it up
- Keep your health insurance – breaking an ObamaCare promise
- Fast & Furious – gun running to Mexican drug dealers
- IRS targeting – using the tax code to cheat political opponents
- NSA spying – illegally spying on journalists
Using the comments area below you can make your list.