Donald Trump Reaches Yet Another Bleak Milestone With His Lies
The Washington Post reported that the president has now told more than 12,000 untruths since taking office.
By Lee Moran
Aug 9, 2019
Donald Trump has now made more than 12,000 false and misleading statements since becoming president in January 2017, according to The Washington Post.
Trump’s total of untruths hit 12,019 on Aug. 5, the newspaper’s Fact Checker column reported Monday, which means he has made an average of nearly 13 untrue claims on each of the 928 days of his presidency.
The Washington Post
Fact Checker: Trump tops 12,000 false or misleading claims in under 950 days https://wapo.st/31A3ihM
Analysis | President Trump has made 12,019 false or misleading claims over 928 days
The president has topped 12,000 in our database of false and misleading claims, adding about 20 a day in the past two months.
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One-fifth of Trump’s recent misleading statements have been related to immigration, reported the Post.
Trump has also used his favorite social media platform, Twitter, to disseminate almost one-fifth of his false claims, the newspaper’s Fact Checker added.