Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Donald Trump Averages 12 Lies A Day

Donald Trump

After fact-checking and crunching the numbers, the Washington Post reports that Donald Trump has averaged 12 lies a day since taking office.

Whether you want to call them outright lies, exaggerations or unfounded boasts, the current occupant of the Oval Office has some serious issues with the truth.

As of June 7, his 869th day in office, the president has made 10,796 false or misleading claims, according to the Fact Checker’s database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement the president has uttered.

The president crossed the 10,000 threshold on April 26, and he has been averaging about 16 fishy claims a day since then. From the start of his presidency, he has averaged about 12 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 — 172 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.”

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