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Donald Trump attending an event for the National Rifle Association. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

President Trump made 10,111 false or misleading statements over the first 828 days of his presidency, according to a Washington Post analysis.

By the numbers: Over the last seven months, Trump has averaged 23 false claims per day, buoyed by his statements during campaign-style rallies and tweets. The Post found that about 20% of Trump's false claims are on immigration, including the fact that he's falsely claimed 160 times that a wall is being built along the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Trump made 171 false claims from April 25 to April 27, which the Post says is more than "any single month in the first five months of his presidency."
  • Trump's 45-minute phone interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity last week included 45 false claims — one per minute.
  • 22% of Trump's false claims come during the president's campaign-style rallies, and his Saturday rally in Green Bay, Wis. to counter-program the White House Correspondents' Dinner featured 61 false claims.

Go deeper: The evolution of Trump's collusion denials

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In photos: D.C. and U.S. states on alert for pre-inauguration violence

National Guard troops stand behind security fencing with the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building behind them, on Jan. 16. Photo: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Security has been stepped up in Washington, D.C., and state capitols across the U.S. as authorities brace for potential violence this weekend.

Driving the news: Following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by some supporters of President Trump, the FBI has said there could be armed protests in D.C. and in all 50 state capitols in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration Wednesday.

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Rep. Lou Correa tests positive for COVID-19

Lou Correa. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) announced on Saturday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Why it matters: Correa is the latest Democratic lawmaker to share his positive test results after last week's deadly Capitol riot. Correa did not shelter in the designated safe zone with his congressional colleagues during the siege, per a spokesperson, instead staying outside to help Capitol Police.