The rate of lies doubled as soon as Trump began the Ukraine shake-down and the Mueller Report was thwarted.
Try to remember the lies of the Obama administration, just as a simple comparison.
In a related development, Trump is now gaining on a lock for being the worst POTUS in history, even as Andrew Johnson and James Buchanan are the perennial worst.
It took President Trump 827 days to top 10,000 false and misleading claims in The Fact Checker’s database, an average of 12 claims a day.
But on July 9, just 440 days later, the president crossed the 20,000 mark — an average of 23 claims a day over a 14-month period, which included the events leading up to Trump’s impeachment trial, the worldwide pandemic that crashed the economy and the eruption of protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody.
The coronavirus pandemic has spawned a whole new genre of Trump’s falsehoods. The category in just a few months has reached nearly 1,000 claims, more than his tax claims combined. Trump’s false or misleading claims about the impeachment investigation — and the events surrounding it — contributed almost 1,200 entries to the database.
The notion that Trump would exceed 20,000 claims before he finished his term appeared ludicrous when The Fact Checker started this project during the president’s first 100 days in office. In that time, Trump averaged fewer than five claims a day, which would have added up to about 7,000 claims in a four-year presidential term. But the tsunami of untruths just keeps looming larger and larger.
Trump’s penchant for repeating false claims is demonstrated by the fact that the Fact Checker database has recorded nearly 500 instances in which he has repeated a variation of the same claim at least three times.
The Fact Checker also tracks Three- or Four-Pinocchio claims that Trump has said at least 20 times, earning him a Bottomless Pinocchio. There are now 39 entries.
This will totally bring those white college plus women in the suburbs back. https://t.co/UVbxefDdTS
— S.V. Dáte (@svdate) July 13, 2020
Interesting article by two respected New York criminal law practitioners — one a leader of the defense bar and the other a former ADA — about a potential legal angle for New York state-level prosecutors to charge Roger Stone. https://t.co/GI9ojeklQ6
— Elie Honig (@eliehonig) July 13, 2020
Despite the covid outbreak in the Sun Belt and cases on the rise nationally, Trump begins the work week retweeting a tweet that says “everyone is lying” about the virus: “The CDC, Media, Democrats, our Doctors, not all but most, that we are told to trust.” pic.twitter.com/LrFKY1YdTv
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 13, 2020
I am baffled to why folks on the Right continue to claim Trump's handling of COVID-19 is better than Obama's handling of Ebola and N1H1; it is truly bizarre. 2 people died from Ebola and 12,000 people died from N1H1. 137,000 Americans are dead from COVID-19, it's not even close.
— Christopher Bouzy (@cbouzy) July 13, 2020
COVID-19: One week of NEW cases and deaths, selected countries July 6 – 12:
US: 429,700+ cases/5,300+ deaths
India: 176,300+/3,400+https://t.co/nJ4Ox6JsKm: 67,400+/770+
Mexico: 43,100+/4,300+@AFP pic.twitter.com/jyh6eCEi8V
— AFPgraphics (@AFPgraphics) July 13, 2020
Three Arizona teachers who shared a classroom for a summer school course all contracted coronavirus last month. One of them has died.https://t.co/Nx3XARpD9F
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 13, 2020
"Donald Trump is the damaged product of an absent mother and a sociopathic father."@michaelkruse reads Mary Trump's book, which portrays him as incapable of empathy, and concludes that deep down, he “knows he has never been loved.”https://t.co/D5aawlsLwl
Which explains this: https://t.co/51v863i5Ne
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) July 13, 2020
I would say the data show that a Biden landslide is actually the most likely outcome today. It’s more likely, based on the polls, economic data and Trump’s approval rating, that Biden wins over 400 electoral votes than it is he wins less than 300https://t.co/O6Lknvo6Kp
— G. Elliott Morris (@gelliottmorris) July 13, 2020
Angered by "Canceled Culturing" Dan Snyder Trolls America: Re-Names Team 'The Washington Trumps'
(bc they're already perpetual losers anyway) https://t.co/iaoemshp3b
— Rachel "The Doc" Bitecofer 📈🔭🍌 (@RachelBitecofer) July 13, 2020