Trump developed a penchant for making blatantly false statements as a candidate and quickly piled up nearly 2,000 false or misleading claims in his first year in office, according to The Washington Post. He annihilated that mark in 2018 with 5,689 false or misleading statements in 2018. Facing an impeachment in the House of Representatives and derision and mockery abroad, Trump has already made 7,725 false or misleading statements so far in 2019, bringing his grand total to 15,413 during 1,055 days in office.
Trump’s total increased substantially in 2019, because he has frequently pushed the same lies. He has made 80 false claims asserting that his phone call with the Ukrainian president was “perfect,” even though it set off panic inside the administration and led to the House Judiciary Committee approving articles of impeachment against him. He has made more than 60 false claims alleging that the whistleblower complaint that triggered the impeachment inquiry was inaccurate, but it was found to be credible by multiple top Trump appointees in the intelligence community and later corroborated by a procession of witnesses before the House Intelligence Committee.
- The lies peaked in October and November as Trump panicked over the House democrats’ investigation.
- Lied dozens of times about the Bidens.
- Lied multiple times about the economy.
- Lied that the border wall is being erected over 230 times.
- Lied that his tax cut was the largest in history 180 times.
- Lied on just about every subject.
Politifact’s Lie of the Year award went to Donald Trump’s claim whistleblower got Ukraine call ‘almost completely wrong’
The direct quotes came from Salon.