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Trump says he tells the truth, "when I can"

President Trump, who has frequently made false and misleading statements while in office, told ABC News' Jon Karl that he tried to tell the truth, "when [he] can".

"Well, I try. I do try ... When I can, I tell the truth. And sometimes it turns out to be where something happens that’s different or there’s a change, but I always like to be truthful."
— President Trump to ABC News

By the numbers: The Washington Post’s Fact Checker reported last month that Trump made more than 5,000 false or misleading statements in the first 601 days of his presidency, an average of 8.3 claims a day.

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