Newspaper finds President Trump made 1,628 false or misleading statements in just under 10 months
November 15, 2017
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Can you trust what the President of the United States says is true and factual?
Newspaper keeps running tally of President Trump's false and misleading statements.
The Washington Post says you be the judge. The newspaper has been tracking Donald Trump's statements for truth and accuracy and here's what it has found to date: in 298 days Donald Trump has made 1,628 outright false or misleading statements to the American people.
That works out to be about 5.4 false or misleading statements per day on average, according to the new story.
The Post report - you can find an interactive graphic here - says that new total of false and misleading claims puts the president "on track to reach 1,999 claims by the end of his first year in office, though he obviously would easily exceed 2,000 if he maintained the pace of the past month."
Items from the report:
.......The Donald "has a tendency to repeat himself — often. There are now at least 50 claims that he has repeated three or more times."
.......Trump’s most repeated claim, uttered 60 times, is some variation of the statement that the Affordable Care Act (e.g., Obamacare) is dying and “essentially dead.” Not even close to true. "The Congressional Budget Office has said that the Obamacare exchanges, despite well-documented issues, are not imploding and are expected to remain stable for the foreseeable future. Indeed, healthy enrollment for the coming year has surprised health-care experts," says the Post report.
.......Trump repeatedly takes credit for events or business decisions that happened before he took the oath of office — or had even been elected. Fifty-five times, he has touted that he secured business investments and job announcements that had been previously announced and could easily be found with a Google search.
More on the President's false or misleading statements here .