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Off to a strong start! Trump made 78 false claims in the first week of 2019, including 24 at his first press conference of the year and a rally-level 32 at his first Cabinet meeting of the year:…
It was non-fun catching up on five weeks of Trump fact-checking, but he actually had a relatively quiet December by his recent lie-standards: before last week's 78, weeks of 41, 22, 32 and 21 false claims. That was more like his 2017 level. (He didn't do as many speaking events.)
Trump is now up to 4,122 false claims for his presidency, an average of 5.7 per day. He averaged 8.3 per day in 2018, nearly triple his 2017 average of 2.9 per day. Here's the comprehensive database:…
And via editor @EdTubb, here is the updated chart of Trump's false claims by week. Not complimenting a decline to 32 false claims in a week, but notice the acceleration into the midterms and then the dropoff after.
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