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Mon Jul 13, 2020, 12:13 PM

President Trump has made more than 20,000 false or misleading claims

Source: Washington Post

President Trump has made more than 20,000 false or misleading claims

By Glenn Kessler, Salvador Rizzo and Meg Kelly
The Fact Checker
7/13/2020, 3:00:00 a.m.

It took President Trump 827 days to top 10,000 false and misleading claims in The Fact Checkerís database, an average of 12 claims a day.

But on July 9, just 440 days later, the president crossed the 20,000 mark ó an average of 23 claims a day over a 14-month period, which included the events leading up to Trumpís impeachment trial, the worldwide pandemic that crashed the economy and the eruption of protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody.

The coronavirus pandemic has spawned a whole new genre of Trumpís falsehoods. The category in just a few months has reached nearly 1,000 claims, more than his tax claims combined. Trumpís false or misleading claims about the impeachment investigation ó and the events surrounding it ó contributed almost 1,200 entries to the database.

The notion that Trump would exceed 20,000 claims before he finished his term appeared ludicrous when The Fact Checker started this project during the presidentís first 100 days in office. In that time, Trump averaged fewer than five claims a day, which would have added up to about 7,000 claims in a four-year presidential term. But the tsunami of untruths just keeps looming larger and larger.

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/07/13/president-trump-has-made-more-than-20000-false-or-misleading-claims/

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Mon Jul 13, 2020, 12:17 PM

1. Not even a headline, these days. It is accepted that he never tells the truth

and if Obama EVER lied, and he didnt (he was partially wrong once overestimating the patriotism of health insurance companies) if he did lie 3 times about even unimportant things, the media would go nuts, the cons would have to be scraped off the ceilings.

That 45 million Americans do not care that he never, ever, not once, tells the truth, I mean shit, we are in trouble.

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Mon Jul 13, 2020, 12:29 PM

2. is that all? everything out of his mouth is a lie

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