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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 09:21 AM

President Trump has made 12,019 false or misleading claims over 928 days

Source: Washington Post

President Trump has made 12,019 false or misleading claims over 928 days

By Glenn Kessler, Salvador Rizzo and Meg Kelly August 12 at 3:00 AM

President Trump’s proclivity for spouting exaggerated numbers, unwarranted boasts and outright falsehoods has continued at a remarkable pace. As of Aug. 5, his 928th day in office, he had made 12,019 false or misleading claims, according to the Fact Checker’s database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement the president has uttered.

Trump crossed the 10,000 mark on April 26, and he has been averaging about 20 fishy claims a day since then. From the start of his presidency, he has averaged about 13 such claims a day.

About one-fifth of these claims are about immigration, his signature issue — a percentage that has grown since the government shut down over funding for his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. In fact, his most repeated claim — 190 times — is that his border wall is being built. Congress balked at funding the concrete barrier he envisioned, so he has tried to pitch bollard fencing and repairs of existing barriers as “a wall.”

False or misleading claims about trade, the economy and the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign each account for about 10 percent of the total. Claims on those subjects are also among his most repeated.

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/12/president-trump-has-made-false-or-misleading-claims-over-days/

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 09:51 AM

1. That averages 13 lies per day.

That's a steady stream of BS from his nasty mouth.

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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 10:26 AM

2. Trump lies as he breathes.

And Republicans are okay with that.

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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 10:39 AM

3. Like the Cliche, When His Lips Are Moving, He's Probably Lying

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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 11:33 AM

4. Good example for today's children. Imagine how high the number would be if they counted

all his conversations of the day. These are probably counted from his speeches, interviews, etc.

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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 01:48 PM

5. B-b-b-but Biden's gaffes!!!

Hard to tell whose side the media is on these days... wait, no it's not!

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