It’s interesting to see how far one’s moral compass will stray when there are no consequences. These lies are the result of no one willing to stand up and say no, no one willing to tell the President of the United States that his actions are harmful and demeaning to the office. Donald Trump, according to The Washington Post, has told 4229 lies or misleading statements in 558 days in office, or an average of 7.6 a day. From The Post:
- When we first started this project for the president’s first 100 days, he averaged 4.9 claims a day. But the average number of claims per day keeps climbing the longer Trump stays in office. In fact, in June and July, the president averaged 16 claims a day.
- Put another way: In his first year as president, Trump made 2,140 false or misleading claims. Now, just six months later, he has almost doubled that total.
On July 5th, he had a whopper of a day with 79 lies. Trump had a rally in Montana that the Post called a “gasp-worth disaster.”
In 558 days, President Trump has told 4,229 lies:
• 2,140 in year one
• 2,089 since Jan. 20
• 1,293 about the economy
• 538 about immigration
• 378 about Russia
• 79 on July 5, 2018 alone
• 60 about NATO spending
• 7.6 lies per dayhttps://t.co/QGABGH848V pic.twitter.com/P3MxHsqYV9
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) August 1, 2018