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 claims a day in his first year in office.
He hit nearly 16.5 a day in his second year, almost triple the pace. https://t.co/wAi79ejY7k
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 21, 2019
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.
Presidential record: President Trump has inundated America & the world w/ a historically unprecedented number of lies. How many of President Trump’s lies have risen to the level of impeachable offenses? Congress must investigate now. Public hearings. Americans deserve the truth.
— Stephanie Kennedy (@WordswithSteph) January 21, 2019
Donald is the Frankenstein monster creation of Republicans. Modern conservatism is defined by grievance and a false sense of victimhood motivated by racial animus. Republicans are the real takers. They want to take away your vote, your healthcare, your money, etc.
— Roozbeh Dadvand (@RoozbehDadvand) January 21, 2019
And people wonder why the Democrats have a hard time negotiating with him. You can't trust any statement that he makes.
— CoopMarie (@CoopMarie1) January 21, 2019
How is that possible? I can’t even think of 3 lies to tell per day. Hummm, let me think, ok…I’m a multi-millionaire, I won 2 Academy Awards for best Actress, and I LOVE this President.
— Oregal (@sase_lori) January 21, 2019
We have two more years of his lies to deal with. Is that something we really want to happen as a Country? If we don't, we really got to get it done ourselves because relying on Mueller seems naive
— Political Patty (@handi817) January 21, 2019
You can’t change the stripes on a tiger. Telling lies to get his way is an ingrained trait with trump and he will never change.
— @660Mary 🇺🇸 (@660Mary) January 21, 2019
But Americans aren’t only blaming Trump.