nothing truthful about them
How it works, in case anyone actually cares:
- Trump accuses Germany of getting 85% of their gas from Russia, says it's a security risk.
- The media fills up with stories that Trump lied and it's really only 52%
- German politicians realise that getting more than half of their gas from Russia still looks bad.
- Germany signs a deal to buy American gas.
The truth was that Germany was buying more Russian gas than most people would be comfortable with. The hyperbole/lie was that it was 85%. By focussing on the lie the media signal-boosted the truthful part and America's gas industry were the ones to profit.