#TSRPolitics: Talk about keeping receipts! The fact checkers at the #WashingtonPost have been on their job since #Trump took office.
On Sunday, the publication put out an updated count of Trump’s false and misleading statements since Inauguration Day and it shows that Trump has reportedly surpassed the 10,000 mark!
That’s right, Trump has been allegedly caught in at least 10,000 lies, well 10,111 to be exact, in less than three years, according to @CNN.
“The president continues to say false or misleading statements at an unbelievable pace,” The Post’s fact-checker-in-chief, Glenn Kessler, said on CNN’s “New Day” this morning. “He hit 5,000 in September. Now here it is, seven months later, and he’s now hit 10,000. That’s an average of about 23 false or misleading claims a day in the last seven months.”
Kessler’s new story on Trump’s lies, co-written with Salvador Rizzo and Meg Kelly, says “the tsunami of untruths just keeps looming larger and larger.”
It may not be a surprise that many of the misstatements are about immigration issues — “with distortions and utter falsehoods about migrants, border walls, and Democrats.”
Some of the more notable “fake news” claims that Trump has made relate to Robert Mueller’s probe and (not another surprise), Trump’s accomplishments in office.
The Post’s database includes everything from exaggerations to outright lies.
It was actually Saturday night, after the president held a rally in Wisconsin, when the Post’s official count was 10,111 false or misleading statements in 828 days.
The Post has observed that Trump has become looser and looser with the facts over time, according to CNN.
Kessler added that his team counted 45 misstatements or falsehoods in his interview with Sean Hannity the other day in what was barely a 45-minute long interview, meaning Trump said something deceptive every minute of the show.
We’re sure all politicians have lied at some point in their career or misspoke on something they didn’t have all the information to, but 10,000-plus lies in less than four years seems excessive. And that’s just the ones the Washington Post caught!
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TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh