With over 10,000 lies and counting since his inauguration in 2017, it can be overwhelming to discern when President Donald Trump is lying and when he's telling the truth.
Rest assured, CNN's lead fact checker, Daniel Dale, has a tip for how to tell when the President is in the middle of a falsehood.
Dale used a recent conversation between Trump and Fox News host Tucker Carlson to point out the Achilles' heel of Trump's poker face.
If you hear Trump say the word "sir," don't believe anything that comes after it.
Dale went on CNN host Brooke Baldwin's show to get the word out.
Trump's claim on Fox News flummoxes CNN fact checker www.youtube.com
He went on to use some of Trump's recent baseless claims to Fox News host Tucker Carlson as an example.
Trump told Tucker Carlson that his instinct is to withdraw the US from Afghanistan, but it’s tough when a “great-lo… https://t.co/DGkRupWmMO— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale) 1562034757.0
In his second sir story of the interview, this one baseless, Trump told Carlson of Twitter: “A lot of people try an… https://t.co/EK0wkZ2169— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale) 1562035379.0
Daniel Dale's tip has already led to a greater number of skeptics.
@ddale8 Daily reminder that his lying tell is starting a story with sir— Becky Ford Sullivan (@Becky Ford Sullivan) 1562043305.0
@gtconway3d See Daniel Dale re the “sir” tell— George Meanwell (@George Meanwell) 1561554519.0
@ddale8 Ah the sir “tell” so predictable.— Sean C (@Sean C) 1561557448.0
Trump loves being called “sir”more than anyone else I have ever encountered. Now Daniel Dale reports that it’s a te… https://t.co/zEeQ4WgzDm— Lisa Glass (@Lisa Glass) 1562096670.0
Others are making a point worth remembering.
@BradMossEsq “Sir” is one of his tells. (h/t @ddale8) Of course, another tell is when he’s speaking.— Claudia Kincaid (@Claudia Kincaid) 1561588835.0
@ddale8 Yes, “They call me ‘Sir’” is a definite tell, as is “Many people say”, and “And you know it, too!”, and any… https://t.co/eT7IJLSKLo— Art Siegel (@Art Siegel) 1561573948.0
@ddale8 "Sir.". That's the tell that he is lying. Wait, check that. His lips were moving. THAT'S the tell that he is lying.— me myself and iPhone (@me myself and iPhone) 1562111859.0
Sir, we're so at ease with you as president.
The book Teach Your Dragon to Stop Lying: A Dragon Book to Teach Kids Not to Lie. a Story to Teach Children about Telling the Truth and Honesty, available here, can teach children why telling the truth is important.