Tag Archives: Misleading

False claims and disinformation are the central feature of Trump’s presidency – The Washington Post

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“The president’s technique — refined over half a century in public life — is relentless and unforgiving: Never admit any error, constantly repeat falsehoods, and have no shame about your tactics.”

“From the start of Trump’s presidency, The Fact Checker team has catalogued every false or misleading statement he has made. As of May 29, the count stood at 19,127. That works out to about 15 claims per day. But the pace of deception has quickened exponentially. He averaged about six claims a day in 2017, nearly 16 a day in 2018, and more than 22 a day in 2019 and 2020 so far. Indeed, the president made more false or misleading claims in 2019 than he did in 2017 and 2018 combined.”

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/trump-fact-checker-book/2020/06/01/c6323b88-a435-11ea-b619-3f9133bbb482_story.html

President Trump made 19,127 false or misleading claims in 1,226 days – The Washington Post

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“By Glenn KesslerSalvador Rizzo and Meg Kelly June 1, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. PDT”

“It’s no longer a question as to whether President Trump will exceed 20,000 false or misleading claims by the time his current term is completed. Instead, we have to ask: Will he top 25,000?”

“As of May 29, his 1,226th day in office, Trump had made 19,127 false or misleading claims, according to the Fact Checker’s database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement he has uttered. That’s almost 16 claims a day over the course of his presidency. So far this year, he’s averaging just over 22 claims a day, similar to the pace he set in 2019.”

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/06/01/president-trump-made-19127-false-or-misleading-claims-1226-days/

NY Times: 260,000 Words, Full of Self-Praise, From Trump on the Virus

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“Three journalists from The New York Times reviewed more than 260,000 words spoken by President Trump during the pandemic. Here’s what we learned.”

260,000 Words, Full of Self-Praise, From Trump on the Virus https://nyti.ms/3aHzDHA

President Trump made 18,000 false or misleading claims in 1,170 days – The Washington Post

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The coronavirus pandemic has led to an explosion of claims — and a new category in our ongoing tracking of the president’s difficulty with accurate facts.

Source: President Trump made 18,000 false or misleading claims in 1,170 days – The Washington Post

Tracking all of President Trump’s false or misleading claims – Washington Post

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The Washington Post’s ongoing database of President Trump’s false or misleading claims.

Source: Tracking all of President Trump’s false or misleading claims – Washington Post