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Wed Aug 1, 2018, 10:11 AM

Fact Checker: President Trump has made 4,229 false or misleading claims in 558 days

By Glenn Kessler, Salvador Rizzo and Meg Kelly
August 1 at 3:00 AM

Because of summer vacation schedules, we had fallen a month behind in updating The Fact Checkerís database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the president.

It turns out thatís when the president decided to turn on the spigots of false and misleading claims. As of day 558, heís made 4,229 Trumpian claims ó an increase of 978 in just two months. Thatís an overall average of nearly 7.6 claims a day.

When we first started this project for the presidentís first 100 days, he averaged 4.9 claims a day. But the average number of claims per day keeps climbing the longer Trump stays in office. In fact, in June and July, the president averaged 16 claims a day.

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.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2018/08/01/president-trump-has-made-4229-false-or-misleading-claims-in-558-days/

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Reply Fact Checker: President Trump has made 4,229 false or misleading claims in 558 days (Original post)
DonViejo Aug 1 OP
Shrike47 Aug 1 #1
Gothmog Aug 1 #2
ailsagirl Aug 4 #24
Gothmog Aug 4 #25
ailsagirl Aug 4 #29
Mc Mike Aug 2 #3
Achilleaze Aug 2 #4
Scurrilous Aug 2 #5
Cha Aug 2 #6
Persondem Aug 2 #7
bucolic_frolic Aug 2 #8
mahatmakanejeeves Aug 2 #9
NCjack Aug 4 #26
mahatmakanejeeves Aug 4 #27
BSdetect Aug 2 #10
Jopin Klobe Aug 2 #11
tclambert Aug 2 #12
Jamaal510 Aug 2 #13
duforsure Aug 3 #14
True Blue American Aug 3 #15
jcgoldie Aug 3 #16
red dog 1 Aug 3 #17
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 3 #18
duforsure Aug 4 #19
djacq Aug 4 #20
kairos12 Aug 4 #21
Scurrilous Aug 4 #22
KentuckyWoman Aug 4 #23
Baitball Blogger Aug 4 #28
Stuart G Aug 5 #30
Baitball Blogger Aug 5 #31
oberliner Aug 5 #32
Stuart G Aug 5 #33
turbinetree Aug 6 #34
LiberalLovinLug Aug 12 #35
Lanius Aug 17 #36

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 10:23 AM

1. They are missing quite a few of his lies in their count.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 10:32 AM

2. Trump lies 75% of the time

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 4, 2018, 03:48 PM

24. It's hard to believe he's truthful even 25% of the time

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #24)

Sat Aug 4, 2018, 04:31 PM

25. It may be by accident

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #25)

Sat Aug 4, 2018, 09:01 PM

29. LOL

Never thought of that!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 08:16 AM

3. The T Rump Lie Train is really picking up steam. From 5 lies a day to 16 lies a day.

4229 lies in 18 months.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 08:19 AM

4. republican lies are dangerous for America

republican lies are dangerous for America
republican lies are dangerous for America
republican lies are dangerous for America
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republican lies are dangerous for America
republican lies are dangerous for America
republican lies are dangerous for America
republican lies are dangerous for America
republican lies are dangerous for America
republican lies are dangerous for America
republican lies are dangerous for America
republican lies are dangerous for America
republican lies are dangerous for America
republican lies are dangerous for America
republican lies are dangerous for America
republican lies are dangerous for America

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 08:59 AM

5. K&R

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 09:01 AM

6. Fraud LIES 100% day and night.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 10:02 AM

7. #BLOTUS just keeps on lying, and lying, and lying, ... and the idiots believe K & R nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 10:26 AM

8. If Trump told the truth he'd be in jail, so he has to lie, or gaslight, or attack

To him, it's a patterned and well-honed natural choice

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 11:45 AM

9. If there were such a thing as "math," you could say that the curve was exponentially increasing. NT

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #9)

Sat Aug 4, 2018, 04:40 PM

26. Math is a total fake.

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Response to NCjack (Reply #26)

Sat Aug 4, 2018, 04:43 PM

27. Now you're being irrational. Possibly hyperbolic as well.

3.14159....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 11:58 AM

10. He's a Lying King Wannabe

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 02:37 PM

11. Fact Checker ...

... President Trump has made 4,229 false or misleading claims in 558 days ...

... and these are just the public statements ...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 10:14 PM

12. If you just believe hard enough, all his lies become truth.

The so-called "fact checkers" just hate believers. So it's really your lack of faith that's the problem.





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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 11:02 PM

13. The scary part

about this is how he has been able to condition his cult to believe whatever he says even though he's a pathological liar. He tells them to not trust anything any non-RW media say about him, and that they're the "enemy", and FOX has them believing what they want them to. Critical thinking and intellectualism have gone out the window in the GOP.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 01:29 AM

14. His mental stability is getting worse

And just watch this video of a John Hopkins psychiatrist taking about what he is suffering from. On You Tube search Psychiatrist: Trump mental Urgently Deteriorating from an interview on The David Pakman Show, and its worth a watch.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 06:24 AM

15. You can see the deterioration

And the whole group around him is covering for him. They are trying desperately to assure the American people while still covering.

How long is it going to take to get one brave soul to stand up and say,Ē This President is mentally ill and needs to be taken down!Ē

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 08:54 AM

16. ... And thats only on twitter...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 04:40 PM

17. Pathological Liar!

He lied all through the 2016 presidential campaign.
He even lies about little things.
When asked about his "sniveling" during his first debate with Hillary, he denied that he was sniveling, or had a cold, and blamed the sniveling sound on a "bad microphone"
But he was sniveling during the second debate as well.
Another "bad mic"?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 10:55 PM

18. And no press conference in 534 days - main reason

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2018, 04:20 AM

19. This psychiatrists explains his worsening mental state

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2018, 04:36 AM

20. Pinocchio got nothing on the Orange Clown.

Orange Clown's nose would surpass be a sequoia (redwood tree) by now.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2018, 11:27 AM

21. Maybe they should report only when he tells the truth. That would me a lot of test pattern.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2018, 12:09 PM

22. Boink.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2018, 12:19 PM

23. 7.6 a day? Sorry but my false o meter is screaming.

the man is probably awake at least 10 hrs a day. Translating to at least 40 lies a day. And that would be absolute minimum.

Not a chance Mango can get 15 min without a lie.

If he drags it out of bed before noon one day to go play pattyfingers with Vlad then plan on a minimum of 200 lies that day.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2018, 04:44 PM

28. I laugh hysterically each time one of his supporters claim he's doesn't lie and

don't understand what we're talking about.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #28)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 12:15 PM

30. You have just hit the nail on the head.."don't understand what we're talking about"

Why don't they understand? His supporters do not want or care about Trump telling those lies
.... They do not want to understand....

The deep down Trumpers, those that will follow him forever, are like the true followers of Hitler and every other dictator that has ever lived or will live. The follower's "hate" is Trump's "hate." It is one of the same.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #30)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 12:21 PM

31. It's a willful failure to engage the brain cells.

Now, what do we do to protect ourselves from willfully abject stupid people? That's the big question.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 12:23 PM

32. Seems weird to have such an oddly specific number

I think folks can just report that he lies constantly, provide a few of the most obvious examples, and the point is made.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 01:57 PM

33. Everyone in the USA needs to read this article..k and r.

Last edited Sun Aug 5, 2018, 11:20 PM - Edit history (1)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 09:54 AM

34. Lawrence O'Donnell ....................Trump lies.............



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 03:03 PM

35. Its been 12 days since this OP was first put up

Surely he's cracked 5000 by now

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 10:28 PM

36. In actuality, I'm sure he's past the 10,000 mark.

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