Trump made more false claims in last 7 weeks than first 9 months

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President Trump has made more false or misleading claims in the last seven weeks leading up to the midterm elections than he did in the first nine months of his presidency, according to the Washington Post's Fact Checker.

By the numbers: In the first nine months of his administration, Trump made 1,318 false or misleading claims, or an average of five a day. In the last seven weeks, as part of his throw-it-all-at-the-wall midterm strategy, that number has ballooned to 1,419 — or 30 a day. Through Oct. 30, the WashPost puts Trump's total at 6,420 in 649 days.