Former President Made Almost 21 Untrue Statements A Day While In Office Analysis Suggests
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Donald Trump made more than 30,000 false or misleading statements during his four years as president of the United States, analysis suggests.
The astounding figure, which roughly equates to 21 false statements per day of his tenure at the White House, comes after a tumultuous post election period in which he spent weeks falsely alleging that the 2020 election was stolen, in remarks that spurred on his supporters to storm the US Capitol on 6 January.
According to analysis by the Washington Post, Mr Trump made 30,573 false or misleading claims between his first day in office, on 20 January 2017, and his final day on Wednesday, when Joe Biden was sworn in as the countrys next president.
Among the Republicans most repeated untruths was that his administration built the greatest economy in the history of the world. That phrase, according to the Postss analysis, was used at least 493 times.
Another favourite and his second most repeated falsehood was the former presidents claim that tax cuts introduced by his administration were the biggest on record.
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Theres A High Bar To Accusing Someone Of Committing A Lie And We Dont Do It Lightly
A lie isnt just a false statement. Its a false statement whose speaker knows its false. In these instances, the president or his administration have clear reason to know otherwise. Reporters are understandably cautious about using the word some never do, because it requires speculating on what someone is thinking. The cases we call “lies” are ones where we think it’s fair to make that call: Trump is saying something that contradicts clear and widely published information that we have reason to think he’s seen. This list also includes bullshit: speech that is in its academic definition “unconnected to a concern with the truth.”
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Compiling The Truth: A Resource To Refute Trumps Stolen Election Lies
Former President Trumps lies that he won the 2020 election in a sacred landslide, and that the election was stolen from him, continues to be a cancer in our body politic detrimental to our democracy in both the short-term and the long-term.
Trumps Stop the Steal narrative is being used as a justification to roll back access to voting across the nation. And because this false narrative has been repeated so often by Trump and amplified by national news media friendly to him and by his supporters on social media, significant numbers of Trump voters still believe it.
It has also led to attempts by partisan actors to revisit certified state election results as the Republican majority in the Arizona Senate is doing now after it hired an unqualified firm to do a non-professional “review” of the ballots in Arizona’s largest county Similar partisan efforts are being proposed in other states, paid for by political funds.
“…I find myself absolutely gobsmacked that todays party is shaping itself around the Big Lie that Democrat Joe Biden did not win the 2020 election,” wrote historian Heather Cox-Richardson in the of her blog. “This is a lie. There is no doubt that this is a lie. Trump or his surrogates filed and lost at least 63 lawsuits over the 2020 election, most of which were dropped for lack of evidence.”
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He’s still repeating his favorite old lies, those eternal chestnuts about the size of the trade deficit with China and the legitimacy of the Russia investigation and how many immigrants show up for their court hearings.
Trump: “And we were doing so well until the rigged election happened to come along. We were doing really well.”Trump: “Unfortunately, this was an election where the person that counts the votes was far more important than the candidate, no matter how many votes that candidate got — and we got record numbers of votes.” Trump: “You know, the New York Times asked me a question: ‘What happened in 2020 — that was different from 2016.’ I said, ‘Well I’ll tell you: we did much better in 2020 and we got 12 million more votes. We won by a much bigger margin.” Trump: “Every time the media references the election hoax. they say the fraud is: ‘Unproven! And while there is no evidence…’ No evidence? No evidence? There’s so much evidence.” Trump: “…the Justice Department, they failed to call out a late-night ballot stuffing that took place in Georgia, remember that? Where they made up a story of a water main break in order to get people and security to leave the premises. And then they went into a rampage of stuffing, essentially, the ballots.” I
President Trump Has Made More Than 20000 False Or Misleading Claims
UPDATE: The final count for the Trump claims database is 30,573. For more information, follow this link.
It took President Trump 827 days to top 10,000 false and misleading claims in The Fact Checkers database, an average of 12 claims a day.
But on July 9, just 440 days later, the president crossed the 20,000 mark an average of 23 claims a day over a 14-month period, which included the events leading up to Trumps impeachment trial, the worldwide pandemic that crashed the economy and the eruption of protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody.
The coronavirus pandemic has spawned a whole new genre of Trumps falsehoods. The category in just a few months has reached nearly 1,000 claims, more than his tax claims combined. Trumps false or misleading claims about the impeachment investigation and the events surrounding it contributed almost 1,200 entries to the database.
The notion that Trump would exceed 20,000 claims before he finished his term appeared ludicrous when The Fact Checker started this project during the presidents first 100 days in office. In that time, Trump averaged fewer than five claims a day, which would have added up to about 7,000 claims in a four-year presidential term. But the tsunami of untruths just keeps looming larger and larger.
As of July 9, the tally in our database stands at 20,055 claims in 1,267 days.
Trump has tremendous support in the African American community. No polling shows this.
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Tsunami Of Untruths: Trump Has Made 20000 False Or Misleading Claims Report
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Donald Trump has made 20,000 false or misleading claims while in office, according to the Washington Post, which identified a tsunami of untruths emanating from the Oval Office.
The papers Fact Checker column said Trump hit the milestone on 9 July, a day on which he delivered 62 such claims.
About half of them came in an interview with the Fox News host Sean Hannity, among them a claim to have tremendous support in the African American community and the charge that Barack Obama and Joe Biden spied on Trumps campaign in 2016.
The Post created its database during Trumps first 100 days in office. Staff have since gone through every statement the president has made at press conferences and rallies, in TV appearances and on social media.
In those first 100 days, the Posts factcheckers counted 492 false or misleading claims, at a rate of about five a day. Since then, the factcheckers note: The tsunami of untruths just keeps looming larger and larger.
The notion that Trump would exceed 20,000 claims before he finished his term appeared ludicrous when the Fact Checker started this project, wrote Glenn Kessler, editor and chief writer, and factcheckers Salvador Rizzo and Meg Kelly.
The Posts Fact Checker staff found that Trumps most prolific lie is his claim that the US economy is the best it has ever been.
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Here’s A List Of Every Single Trump Lie Since He Took Office
Its easier to count the days President Donald Trump hasnt lied.
A New York Times editorial says the president has only managed to be falsehood free 39 total days in his first sixth months in office.
Authors David Leonhardt and Stuart A. Thompson listed every single lie the president has said since taking office six months ago. They say Trump started his administration with a 40-day lying streak, only managing to go fib-free for the first time on March 1.
They set a conservative bar for what constitutes a lie, but say Trumps long pattern of using untruths to serve his purposes, as a businessman and politician, means that his statements are not simply careless errors.
As this Twitter post points out: The font in the article is very, very small.
Speechless. NYT has cataloged Every. Single. Trump. Lie.
I wasnt a fan of Iraq. I didnt want to go into Iraq, states the first Trump quote listed posted on Jan. 21. The latest one, dated June 21 is Right now, we are one of the highest-taxed nations in the world.
Yes, we know. Its highly likely Trump will be adding to this list while youre reading through this collection.
In the meantime, take a look back and at some of the more egregious falsehoods made by the president:
May 4: Nobody cares about my tax return except for the reporters.
Washington Post Counts 30573 False Or Misleading Claims In Four Years By Trump
The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that former President TrumpDonald TrumpGraham opposes short-term debt hike, warns against being ‘held hostage’ to filibuster44 percent of Republicans want Trump to run again in 2024: surveyMORE made a total of 30,573 false or misleading claims during his time in office.
The Post only counted one inaccurate claim per topic per venue, such as during a particular speech, tweet or interview.
Among the most repeated false claims that Trump spread was that he was responsible for the greatest economy in history. As the Post notes, former Presidents Eisenhower, Johnson and Clinton all were responsible for larger economic growth than Trump when using modern metrics.
The number of falsehoods from Trump reportedly increased exponentially around October with the approach of the presidential election that he eventually lost, though he has yet to acknowledge that the vote was free and fair.
Trumps baseless claims of voter fraud and a “rigged election” were blamed for ultimately fueling and inciting the deadly riot that tore through the Capitol on Jan. 6. His involvement in inciting the riot led to him becoming the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice.
Social media companies such as Twitter and Facebook locked or removed Trump’s accounts in the wake of the Capitol assault, citing his potential for causing further violence.
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