Jan 22, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Trump has made more than 8,000 false claims since taking office

President Trump talking to press outside

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President Trump made 8,158 false or misleading claims in his first two years in office, per the Washington Post's Fact Checker.

Why it matters: More than 6,000 of those were in his second year. The Post notes, "The president averaged nearly 5.9 false or misleading claims a day in his first year. ... But he hit nearly 16.5 a day in his second year, almost triple the pace."

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