Trump told one lie after another– that his trade war with China had no negative effect domestically. That he cares about Yemenis. That the Houthi rebels in Yemen are solely a puppet of Iran. That he forestalled the planned assault on Idlib in Syria.
I don’t think it is realized the full impacts Trump’s falsehoods on America’s standing in the world. Trump could have a crisis like the Gulf War. George H. W. Bush handled the Kuwait crisis by working the phones and getting the major other powers to come together to face the aggression of Iraq’s Saddam Hussein. Bush senior put together a global force of 750,000 to confront Iraq’s ‘million-man army.’
Trump today could not do that. People would laugh at him. Literally.