1,000 lies and counting: Fact checker catalogs astonishing number of Trump untruths in just 7 months
The Washington Post’s fact checkers have combed through seven months of Trump’s statements as president and they have found that he has made more than 1,000 false or misleading claims so far.
“At the president’s current pace, he averages nearly five claims a day,” the Post writes. “Many are repeats of claims that have been previously debunked. We also include statements that are unacknowledged flip-flops from previously held positions, such as touting new highs in a stock market that he previously derided as being a ‘big, fat bubble.'”
Among other things, the Post notes that Trump has repeatedly taken credit for things that happened before he even came into office, such as a price cut to Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighters that had been worked out under former President Barack Obama.
It also notes that Trump has continued to make false claims that he made during the 2016 presidential campaign, including that Hillary Clinton gave Russia 20 percent of America’s uranium supply.