The Washington Post reports:
As President Trump entered the final stretch of the election season, he began making more than 50 false or misleading claims a day. It’s only gotten worse — so much so that the Fact Checker team cannot keep up. As of Aug. 27, the tally in our database that tracks every errant claim by the president stood at 22,247 claims in 1,316 days.
Note the date. That was when he gave his speech accepting the Republican presidential nomination. We’ve been able to update the database only to that point as of today — so already we are eight weeks behind. (We maintain this database mostly in our spare time, in addition to our day jobs.)
Just in the first 27 days of August, the president made 1,506 false or misleading claims, or 56 a day. In 2017, Trump’s first year as president, he averaged six claims a day. That jumped to 16 a day in 2018 and 22 in 2019. So far in 2020, the president has averaged 27 claims a day.
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Fact Checker: Trump is averaging more than 50 false or misleading claims a day https://t.co/5ozpaZeFxV
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 22, 2020