The 2017 Trump prevarication pop quiz

President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla.

President Donald Trump turns to talk to the gathered media during a Christmas Eve video teleconference with members of the mIlitary at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

In honor of Donald Trump’s most towering achievement — no previous president can touch his talent for serial falsity — my year-end pop quiz features only one question:

Which of these blatant lies did Trump not utter in 2017? In other words, which lies are merely figments of my imagination (although he was fully capable of uttering all of them)?

You’ll find the answers at the bottom. No peeking!

1. “The overall audience was, I think, the biggest ever to watch an inauguration address, which was a great thing.”

2. It was “the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.”

3. “The murder rate in our country is the highest it’s been in 47 years, right? Did you know that? Forty-seven years.”

4. “[Mine] was the biggest Electoral College win since Ronald Reagan.”

5. “Walmart announced it will create 10,000 jobs in the United States just this year because of our various plans and initiatives.”

6. On terrorism: “Look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden. Who would believe this?”

7. “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory.”

8. “NATO, obsolete, because it doesn’t cover terrorism.”

9. “We’re the highest-taxed nation in the world.”

10. “Nobody cares about my tax return except for the reporters.”

11. “The people I care most about are the middle-income people in this country, who have gotten screwed. And if there’s upward revision (tax hikes), it’s going to be on high-income people.”

12. Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski came “to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift.”

13. “Wacky Kirsten Gillibrand lowered herself to her knees while begging me for money, which was disgusting.”

14. “The coverage about me in the @nytimes and the @washingtonpost has been so false and angry that the Times actually apologized to its dwindling subscribers and readers.”

15. “We’ve signed more bills — and I’m talking about through the legislature — than any president, ever.”

16. “Frederick Douglass, who is getting recognition more and more, could’ve helped stop the Civil War but didn’t. Sad!”

17. The Republican tax bill “very very strongly, as you see, I think there’s very little benefit for people of wealth.”

18. “I hear that Ireland is going to be reducing their corporate rates down to 8 percent from 12.”

19. “Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught. There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!”

20. “We have to prime the pump … Have you heard that (economic) expression used before? Because I haven’t heard it. I mean, I just — I came up with it a couple of days ago.”

21. “The protestors in Charlottesville who are defending southern heritage, some of them are probably bad people. But the tikki torch industry is making some beautiful profits this year, believe me.”

22. “I got a call from the head of the Boy Scouts saying it was the greatest speech that was ever made to them, and they were very thankful.”

23. “Black homeownership just hit the highest level it has ever been in the history of our country.”

24. “Hillary Clinton lied many times to the FBI.”

25. “I play golf when I’m not working hard and believe me, I’ve birdied more holes than Obama ever did.”

26. On Obamacare: “It really is dead.”

27. The Republican tax bill “is going to cost me a fortune, this thing — believe me. Believe me, this is not good for me.”

28. The Republican tax  bill “is the biggest tax cut in U.S. history.”

29. “Roy Moore says it never happened, and people say those women probably voted for Crooked Hillary.”

30. “Hillary Clinton gave away 20 percent of the uranium in the United States.”

31. “The F.B.I. person really reports directly to the president of the United States.”

32. “You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story.”

33. “The Russia story is a total fabrication.”

34. “In other words, Russia was against Trump in the 2016 Election…Witch Hunt!”

35. “Putin — a leader, very strong, not like someone like Pocahontas.”

36. “There’s nobody on the campaign that saw anybody from Russia.”

37. “The NSA and FBI tell Congress that Russia did not influence electoral process.”

38. “I’m a very big person when it comes to the environment. I have received awards on the environment.”

39. “When I’m in Washington and New York, I do not watch much television.”

40. “The White House is functioning perfectly…I have very little time for watching TV.”

41. “I’ve been against the war in Iraq from the beginning.”

42. “I built a truly great company with truly great assets and very little debt, and I don’t think that’s been recognized to the extent it should.”

43. “Time magazine, which treats me horribly, but obviously I sell, I assume this is going to be a cover too, have I set the record? I guess, right? Covers, nobody’s had more covers.”

44. “Between three million and five million illegal votes caused me to lose the popular vote.”

45. “With the exception of the late, great Abraham Lincoln, I can be more presidential than any president that’s ever held this office.”

OK, Trump didn’t say #2 (although Sean Spicer did). He didn’t say #13 (although he said something similar). Nor did he say 16, 21, 25, 29, or 35 (but he probably thought them all).

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