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President Trump’s top five false or misleading claims
As of Nov. 13, President Trump has made 1,628 false or misleading claims since taking office. He now averages 5.5 per day. (Meg Kelly/The Washington Post)
For some reason, our year-long project analyzing, categorizing and tracking every false or misleading claim by President Trump had seemed like quite a burden in the past month. Well, the numbers are in and now we know why: In the past 35 days, Trump has averaged an astonishing nine claims a day.
The total now stands at 1,628 claims in 298 days, or an average of 5.5 claims a day. That puts the president on track to reach 1,999 claims by the end of his first year in office, though he obviously would easily exceed 2,000 if he maintained the pace…