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.
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.