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Donald Trump Reaches Yet Another Bleak Milestone With His Lies

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Donald Trump has now made more than 12,000 false and misleading claims and statements since becoming president in January 2017, according to The Washington Post. Trump’s total of untruths hit 12,019 on Aug. 5, the newspaper’s Fact Checker column reported Monday. It means he’s made an average of almost 13 untrue claims on each of…


Donald Trumphas now mademore than 12,000 false and misleading claimsand statements since becoming president in January 2017, according toThe Washington Post.

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:

12,000 lies in 950 days. TWELVE THOUSAND.#ImpeachmentNowhttps://t.co/bB0cfshyRw

— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush)August 12, 2019

Pants. On. Fire.https://t.co/7dl3K2Gf4P

— Bill Shapiro (@Bill_Shapiro)August 12, 2019

Congrats on this unprecedented achievement.https://t.co/OVCJdx3OmI

— Jason Towlen (@JTowlen)August 12, 2019

Alarming.https://t.co/RXL8ZMiVQa

— Darwin Singleton (@Darwin_WPMI)August 12, 2019

12,000
12,000
12,000
Let that sink in.
12,000https://t.co/uTSUoPt6Vt

— Laurie Garrett (@Laurie_Garrett)August 12, 2019

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