Monday, May 01, 2017

Fact Checking

It was an accepted fact in this country that Hillary Clinton had an uneasy relationship with the truth. At the very least, she had the propensity to walk to the edge of the line between truth and falsehood. It's the reason many people couldn't vote for her.

Ironically, the man they voted for instead has been setting records for the very same thing.

In his first 100 days, Washington Post fact checkers note that Trump has already lied to the American people 488 times. Here are some of the other facts about his relationship with the truth...

488: The number of false or misleading claims made by the president. That’s an average of 4.9 claims a day.

10: Number of days without a single false claim. (On six of those days, the president golfed at a Trump property.)

4: Number of days with 20 or more false claims. (Feb. 16, Feb. 28, March 20 and April 21.) He made 19 false claims on April 29, his 100th day, though we did not include his interview with “Face the Nation,” since that aired April 30.