That is just a stunning number.
Courtesy of WaPo:
Three years after taking the oath of office, President Trump has made more than 16,200 false or misleading claims — a milestone that would have been unthinkable when we first created the Fact Checker’s database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement he has uttered.
We started this project as part of our coverage of the president’s first 100 days, largely because we could not possibly keep up with the pace and volume of the president’s misstatements. We recorded 492 claims — an average of just under five a day — and readers demanded that we keep it going for the rest of Trump’s presidency.
Little did we know what that would mean.
In 2017, Trump made 1,999 false or misleading claims. In 2018, he added 5,689 more, for a total of 7,688. And in 2019, he made 8,155 suspect claims.
In other words, in a single year, the president doubled the total number of false or misleading claims he had made in the previous two years combined. Put another way: He averaged six such claims a day in 2017, nearly 16 a day in 2018 and more than 22 a day in 2019.
As of Jan. 19, his 1,095th day in office, Trump had made 16,241 false or misleading claims. Only 366 days to go — at least in this term.
The WaPo fact-checkers note that the majority of the false claims have to do with Ukraine, but there are also a ton concerning his border wall, the economy, and immigration.
I actually do not think there any things that Trump has NOT lied about, and seems to lie more frequently than he tells the truth.
And don’t let the Trump apologists suggest that ALL politicians lie either
There is literally NO comparison between Trump’s total disregard for the truth and any other politician who has come before him.