It's no secret that President Donald Trump has no problem lying to the American public, but these latest numbers from The Washington Post will surprise Americans everywhere.
The Post's fact checker found that Donald Trump made 8,158 false or misleading claims as of January 20th—his official two year anniversary in the White House. This averages to 16.5 lies a day.
Two years in office. 8,158 false or misleading claims from Trump. Trump averaged nearly 5.9 false or misleading c… https://t.co/SCibu9tXKf— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)1548077400.0
What's more, the vast majority of these statements—around 6,000—were made in his second year, suggesting an increasingly greater willingness to lie to the public on the President's part.
One of Trump's worst months was in October of 2018, where he made over 1100 false statements, averaging out to 30 a day. These included lies about everything from steel plants to the African American unemployment rate.
Another suggestion that the lies are getting worse: The Post reported that during the first 100 days of the President's term, he made nearly 500 false statements. He's managed to surpass that number in only the first three weeks of 2019.
Americans are growing weary of the constant attempts at deception.
@kylegriffin1 Presidential record: President Trump has inundated America & the world w/ a historically unprecedente… https://t.co/J2zto7oQsX— Stephanie Kennedy (@Stephanie Kennedy)1548079473.0
@kylegriffin1 Donald is the Frankenstein monster creation of Republicans. Modern conservatism is defined by grievan… https://t.co/DrOz50okXd— Roozbeh Dadvand (@Roozbeh Dadvand)1548079331.0
@kylegriffin1 And people wonder why the Democrats have a hard time negotiating with him. You can't trust any statement that he makes.— CoopMarie (@CoopMarie)1548077969.0
@kylegriffin1 @PurlLeslie How is that possible? I can’t even think of 3 lies to tell per day. Hummm, let me think,… https://t.co/Uun3NKpJWN— Oregal (@Oregal)1548087215.0
@kylegriffin1 We have two more years of his lies to deal with. Is that something we really want to happen as a Coun… https://t.co/kJEcn8NfTk— Patty (Bernie 2020) (@Patty (Bernie 2020))1548105680.0
@kylegriffin1 You can’t change the stripes on a tiger. Telling lies to get his way is an ingrained trait with trump… https://t.co/KWgf3vRFHb— @660Mary 🇺🇸 (@@660Mary 🇺🇸)1548086697.0
But Americans aren't only blaming Trump.
Some feel the media has been enabling his lies for too long.
@kylegriffin1 And yet media still headline his quotes with no disclaimer indicating this. Cut it out. His words are… https://t.co/gBgYirwxeX— karen munro (@karen munro)1548077530.0
@kylegriffin1 @Eugene_Scott You just can’t bring yourself to use the word lie eh? I wonder why.— Sorryto Thisman🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦 (@Sorryto Thisman🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦)1548079914.0
Even more feel like the lies will worsen once Mueller shows his cards.
@kylegriffin1 @wikiwachee Buckle up It’s ONLY going to get WORSE Wait till Mueller comes out with his report!— #BillionDollarLoser aka Individual 1 (@#BillionDollarLoser aka Individual 1)1548078451.0
@kylegriffin1 The more pressure he’s under, the more panic he feels, the more he lies. Can only imagine what he wil… https://t.co/LQ3RgYlkgr— suzy uber (@suzy uber)1548137365.0
@kylegriffin1 He lies more because he gets away with it. Will lie even more going forward as Mueller gets closer— Alex Z (@Alex Z)1548093287.0
With the sheer volume of lies, this President has proven that he is either blithely unaware of the facts or deliberately lying to deceive the public. Either way, he cannot be trusted.