Thursday brought a record high and, with it, a new low.
The Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump made more than 5,000 “false or misleading statements” in 601 days as president. While that averages out to around 8.3 false statements a day, the president is actually lying more as his presidency continues, with his false statements averaging to 32 times a day of late. Recently, he reached a single day record of 125 lies in a total of 120 minutes.
Though it may be a milestone, flummoxed Americans are hardly celebrating.
for reference see Donald J. Trump with over 5000 documented lies only as president.
But yeah. Except for the leftist regressive part. Is that a made up term? https://t.co/IC1eFr153O
— Alan W. Silberberg (@IdeaGov) September 13, 2018
.@RealDonaldTrump has now made more than 5,000 false or misleading claims as president, says the WashPost. They are accelerating in both frequency and brazenness – and politicians and men of the cloth who support him don't seem to mind the example he sets
— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) September 14, 2018
5000. Five thousand. FIVE THOUSAND LIES. That's almost 2 lies for every hurricane related death in Puerto Rico last year…
— Artiki Artichoke (@ArtikiArtichoke) September 14, 2018
5000 falsehoods by @realDonaldTrump
You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?
— dumptrump (@dumptrumpresist) September 13, 2018
Donald Trump has told over 5,000 LIES since living in the White House.
— Willie Lee Davis (@WLD01) September 13, 2018
Even if his lies stop increasing and the president maintained a steady 8.3 a day, Donald Trump will have made around 12,118 false statements by the end of his first term.
According to the Pulitzer Prize winning Politifact, nearly 70 percent of statements made by the president are false or misleading.
Some of his “greatest hits” are so blatantly false, they’re insulting to the American people.