President Trump And His Trail Of Lies - 1628 In 298 Days

President Trump has set a dubious record of making false claims in quick succession, which number a whopping 1628 in 298 days. The average is 5.5 false claims a day. Clearly he has no plans of slowing down, as the average for the last 35 days was an even more alarming 9.9.

Not only does Trump make false claims, he repeats them quite often as well. Some 50 of these have been repeated three to four times. Among the most repeated ones is his contention that the Affordable Care Act is dying and essentially dead, something he has stated an amazing 60 times**.**

Claiming credit for administrative decisions that were made before he assumed office is another one of his frequent falsehoods. For instance, he has claimed credit 55 times for securing business investments and creating job opportunities that were clearly a legacy of the past president, Barack Obama.

Another prime example of his pattern of lies is the repeating of his patently false claim the he effected the biggest tax cut, something he has repeated 40 times. The reality is that the cut in question is only the eighth largest ever. Other favorite false assertions are that the U.S. pays the highest corporate tax (19 times) and that the U.S. is the highest taxed nation (31times).

At the time of his campaign Trump falsely claimed that the real unemployment rate was 42%, while since assuming office he claims (33 times) that the unemployment rate is the lowest in 17 years. In actuality, unemployment was a low 4.6% at the time he assumed office.

While celebrating the rise in the stock market 57 times, he seems to forget his campaign rhetoric against such a rise, terming it "a bubble about to burst."

Since fair and impartial members of the media seldom get to fact- check Trump is person, it took the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to do so. Trump claimed to the Prime Minister that the U.S. had a trade deficit with everyone. It turned out that was not the case vis-a-vis Australia. As a matter of fact, there is a long list of nations with which the U.S. has a trade surplus.