WP: President Trump has Made 9,451 False or Misleading Claims Over 801 Days

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The Fact Checker is keeping a running list of the false or misleading claims Trump says most regularly. Here's our latest tally as of March 31, 2019. (Meg Kelly/The Washington Post)

Reprinted from The Washington Post by Glenn KesslerSalvador Rizzo Meg Kelly on April 1, 2019.

It was only 200 days ago, on his 601st day in office, that President Trump exceeded 5,000 false or misleading claims.

Now, on his 801st day, the count stands at 9,451, according to The Fact Checker’s database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement the president utters. That’s a pace of 22 fishy claims a day over the past 200 days, a steep climb from the average of nearly 5.9 false or misleading claims a day in Trump’s first year in office.

Of course, not every day yields 22 claims. The president’s tally expands when he’s giving a speech, usually at a campaign rally. At such events, he runs through many of his favorite lines, such as that he passed the biggest tax cut in historythat his US-Mexico border wall is already being built and that the US economy today is the best in history. All three of those claims are on The Fact Checker’s list of Bottomless Pinocchios. …

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