Apr 29, 2019

WashPost: Trump has made over 10,000 false claims

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.

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