The Toronto Star is keeping track of every one of President Trump’s lies. All 294 of them so far.
The paper calls them, “false claims,” instead of lies, explaining, “We can’t be sure that each and every one was intentional; in some cases, he may have been confused or ignorant. What we know, objectively, is that he was not telling the truth.” Other news organizations are taking a different approach and calling Trump’s falsehoods, lies.
Either way, the Star reports:
In a tumultuous world, at least one thing is stable: the pace of U.S. President Donald Trump’s dishonesty. Trump made another 13 false claims last week, mixing in some new ones about his campaign and air traffic control with some old standbys about Obamacare and infrastructure.
Trump has steadily maintained an average of two false claims per day.
This president has proven uniquely willing to lie, exaggerate and mislead. By all expert accounts, he is more frequently inaccurate than any of his predecessors.
See the full list here. [Toronto Star, 6-12-17]