Trump’s total of untruths hit 12,019 on Aug. 5, the newspaper’sFact Checker columnreported Monday. It means he’s made an average of almost 13 untrue claims on each of the 928 days of his presidency.
Fact Checker: Trump tops 12,000 false or misleading claims in under 950 dayshttps://t.co/gJhF9D4oNm
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost)August 12, 2019
One-fifth of Trump’s recent misleading statements have related to immigration, reported The Post.
Trump has also used his favorite social media platform, Twitter, to disseminate almost one-fifth of his false claims, the newspaper’s fact-checkers added.
The statistics drew ire among many people online:
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush)August 12, 2019
Congrats on this unprecedented achievement.https://t.co/OVCJdx3OmI
— Jason Towlen (@JTowlen)August 12, 2019
Let that sink in.
— Laurie Garrett (@Laurie_Garrett)August 12, 2019
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