‘Tsunami of untruths’: Trump has made 20,000 false or misleading claims – report

Article Link: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/13/donald-trump-20000-false-or-misleading-claims

Discussion posted by: JohnF44

Donald Trump has made 20,000 false or misleading claims while in office, according to the Washington Post, which identified a “tsunami of untruths” emanating from the Oval Office.The paper’s Fact Checker column said Trump hit the milestone on 9 July, a day on which he delivered 62 such claims.About half of them came in an interview with the Fox News host Sean Hannity,among them a claim to have “tremendous support” in the African American community and the charge that Barack Obama and Joe Biden spied on Trump’s campaign in 2016.Over the last 14 months,as events have unfolded around the Mueller report, Trump’s impeachment, the coronavirus pandemic and the police killing of George Floyd, Trump has averaged 23 false or misleading claims a day.The column notes Trump has expressed nearly 1,200 lies