If you look up the word codswallop in the dictionary, there is usually a picture of President Trump accompanying it. Trump is known for lying about things, making stuff up and inventing his own facts, delivering misinformation, fabricating stories, and telling wild fairy tales. There is also a good chance that you might see his picture next to words like balderdash, blatherskite, crapola, fiddlesticks, gimcrackery, hogwash, horsefeathers, malarkey, poppycock, rubbish, and Merriam-Webster actually defines the word trumpery as being worthless nonsense.
Most people that have taken a history course will know that the final months of World War I overlapped with the deadly spread of the Spanish flu epidemic, an unusually deadly influenza pandemic caused by the H1N1 influenza A virus, began in February 1918 and lasted to April 1920, but yesterday Trump said that the 1918 Spanish flu probably ended World War II, which did not begin September 1, 1939 which was 10 years after that pandemic was over. Trump tweeted that he thought it would be a good idea to have his face added to Mount Rushmore and 6,523 people have signed a petition to get this done.
Written for Word of the Day Challenge Prompt – Codswallop.