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Trump's Denial Of Russian Election Interference Was 'Lie Of The Year'

President Donald Trump wins for denial of Russian election interference is Politifact's lie of the year.

President Donald Trump wins for denial of Russian election interference is Politifact's lie of the year.

Trump continually asserts that Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election is fake news, a hoax or a made-up story, even though there is widespread, bipartisan evidence to the contrary. When the nation’s commander-in-chief refuses to acknowledge a threat to U.S. democracy, it makes it all the more difficult to address the problem. For this reason, we name Trump’s claim that the Russia interference is a hoax as our Lie of the Year for 2017. Readers of PolitiFact also chose the claim as the year's most significant falsehood by an overwhelming margin.