Trump On Pace to Say 10,000 Lies by End of First Term


The Washington Post‘s Glenn Kessler tells Poynter that at President Trump’s current pace of making false statements — 6.5 a day, more than 200 a month — he could hit 10,000 by the end of his term. “What sets Trump apart from his predecessors? Two things, says Kessler, who has kept an eye on presidents since Bill Clinton. One, Trump doesn’t seem to have or use the staff to base a statement, even if stretched, on fact. Two, he doesn’t seem to care if he is caught in a misstatement — he just repeats it; in one case, more than 70 times.”

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