Trump to Set Record for Lies in First Year in Office

Trump to Set Record for Lies in First Year in Office January 3, 2018

Donald Trump loves to claim that he’s done more of (fill in the blank) than anyone in history. He’s almost always lying when he does so, which makes it ironic that he’s going to shatter all previous records by telling his 2000th lie during his first year in office.


With just 18 days before President Trump completes his first year as president, he is now on track to exceed 2,000 false or misleading claims, according to our database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the president.

As of Monday, the total stood at 1,950 claims in 347 days, or an average of 5.6 claims a day.

Some of those are repeats, of course, but that makes them even worse. In Trumpworld, no matter how many times he has shown to be lying about something, he’ll go on telling that same lie all day, every day, until the end of the world, as long as it suits his immediate purposes. And the moment it doesn’t, he’ll tell the exact opposite life 5 seconds later with a completely straight face and call it fake news when you point out that he’s now contradicting himself. All politicians lie, bu we have never seen anyone lie as constantly, as pointlessly, or as shamelessly as Trump. And we can only hope that we never do again.

But therein lies the problem. He’s setting a new status quo with all of this. He’s laying down the tracks for future politicians to follow. After all, it worked, right? He got elected president being this way. This becomes the new normal. And that’s terrifying.

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