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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:24 PM

President Trump has made 13,435 false or misleading claims over 993 days

Source: Washington Post

President Trump has made 13,435 false or misleading claims over 993 days

By Glenn Kessler, Salvador Rizzo and Meg Kelly
Oct. 14, 2019 at 3:00 a.m. EDT

As President Trump approaches his 1,000th day in office Wednesday, he has significantly stepped up his pace of spouting exaggerated numbers, unwarranted boasts and outright falsehoods.

As of Oct. 9, his 993rd day in office, he had made 13,435 false or misleading claims, according to the Fact Checkerís database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement he has uttered. Thatís an average of almost 22 claims a day since our last update 65 days ago.

One big reason for the uptick: The uproar over Trumpís phone call with Ukraineís president on July 25 ó in which he urged an investigation of former vice president Joe Biden, a potential 2020 election rival ó and the ensuing House impeachment inquiry. Weíve added a new category of claims, Ukraine probe, and in just a few weeks it has topped 250 entries.

In fact, Trump earned his fastest Bottomless Pinocchio ever with his repeated false statement that the whistleblower compliant about the call was inaccurate. The report accurately captured the content of Trumpís call and many other details have been confirmed, yet Trump has repeated this Four Pinocchio claim 29 times. (It takes 20 repeats of a Three or Four Pinocchio claim to merit a Bottomless Pinocchio, and there are now 27 entries.)

Another false claim ó that Biden forced the resignation of a Ukrainian prosecutor because he was investigating his son Hunter ó just barely missed the cutoff for inclusion. (Trump has said it 18 times.) We presume the falsehood will earn a spot on the Bottomless Pinocchio page in the next update.

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/10/14/president-trump-has-made-false-or-misleading-claims-over-days/

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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:27 PM

1. Infinite Nose Pinocchio - INPs

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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:38 PM

2. Barr should tidy up his own house before he accuses the rest of us

of being secular losers and slackers who have ruined the country.

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