Wired: Trump’s Strangest Lie: A Plague of Suicides Under His Watch. “IN [October 22nd’s] presidential debate, Donald Trump repeated one of his more unorthodox reelection pitches. ‘People are losing their jobs,’ he said. ‘They’re committing suicide. There’s depression, alcohol, drugs at a level that nobody’s ever seen before.’ It’s strange to hear an incumbent president declare, as an argument in his own favor, that a wave of suicides is occurring under his watch. It’s even stranger given that it’s not true.