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READ: Washington Post Fact Checker Finds Donald Trump Made 8,158 ‘False or Misleading Claims’ in His First 2 Years in Office, Averaged 16.5 a Day in Second Year

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U.S. President Donald Trump talks to journalists during a meeting of his Cabinet in the Cabinet Room at the White House January 02, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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.

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.

But Americans aren’t only blaming Trump.

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