Thursday, August 2, 2018

REPORT: Trump Has Made 4,229 False Or Misleading Claims Since He Took Office


In a recent update The Washington Post’s database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every untrue statement uttered by Donald Trump has listed the number of his lies and falsehoods at 4,229.

That number represents the count since he was inaugurated 558 days ago.

Division puts Trump's overall average at nearly 7.6 untrue statements a day.

When the Post reviewed Trump’s first 100 days he was averaging only… only… yes, only 4.9 claims a day.

This means that Trump’s lies have increased the longer he is in on the job.

In fact, in June and July, the Post put Trump’s average at 16 lies a day.

The Post put it thusly…

Put another way: In his first year as president, Trump made 2,140 false or misleading claims. Now, just six months later, he has almost doubled that total.

The paper's fact checkers showed that on July 5, Trump reached a new daily high of 79 false and misleading claims and on a monthly basis, June and July rank in first and second place, with 532 and 446 claims.

One third of Trump’s false claims, 1,293, relate to economic issues.

On trade, Trump has made 432 false or misleading claims.

Trump’s has made 378 false statements about the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether people in the Trump campaign were in any way connected to it.

On taxes Trump has levied 336 misleading claims including claiming 88 times that he passed the biggest tax cut in U.S. history... Which he did not.

Trump’s claims about immigration is his top source of misleading statements which now stands at 538.

The Post reported that it will be phasing out the listing of Trump’s “flip-flop’s” on the accuracy of the unemployment rate as during the campaign he claimed that the numbers were phony but now touts unemployment statistics as proof of his economic agenda’s success.

As for Trump's claims of "fake news" I think it is more likely he will be remembered as the "fake president".

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