57: Trump Shatters His One-Week Record For Lies

Daniel Dale reports at the Toronto Star:

The news out of Washington last week was dominated by the fallout from President Donald Trump’s lies about his interactions with the families of fallen soldiers. There were other Trump whoppers that didn’t get discussed. Oh, were there other whoppers.

The president uttered 57 — 57! — false claims from Monday through Sunday. His astonishing output shattered his old record for most false claims in a week in office, 40, which he had set just three weeks prior.

Why was Trump so especially dishonest in this week of all weeks? It might just have been because he was talking a lot. He did a long interview with Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo (11 false claims), a press conference with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (10 false claims), interviews with five conservative talk radio hosts (20 false claims total), and several other public events.

As per usual, he repeated some of his false claims over and over — saying seven times, for example, that the U.S. is the world’s highest-taxed country, though it is nowhere close. All together, he made 777 false claims over his first 276 days in office — an average of 2.8 false claims per day.

Hit the link for a lie-by-lie breakdown of the lying times the liar told his lying lies. (Tipped by JMG reader Craig)