Trump makes 5.5 false or misleading claims a day - media

Trump makes 5.5 false or misleading claims a day - media

US President Donald Trump has made 1,628 false or misleading statements during his 298 days in office - that’s an average of 5.5 claims a day.

As part of the Washington Post’s year-long project tracking Trump’s claims, fact-checkers found that in the last 35 days he has averaged closer to nine claims a day.

Trump, fond of repeated tweets, has parroted the same 50 false or misleading claims three or more times.

His most prolific false claim is about the Affordable Care Act - or Obamacare. He has said that Obamacare is “essentially dead” or some variation of that claim, 60 times.

Fifty-five times the President has taken credit, falsely, for creating jobs or business investment in the US that began during the previous administration. One such claim was that ExxonMobil - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s former company - had created "35,000 construction jobs and 12,000 full-time jobs" due to the Trump presidency.

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