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Trump is on pace to lie 8,000 times by the end of his first term

By Sasha Lekach

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President Donald Trump is quick to use the term “fake news,” but in reality a lot of what he himself says is as fake, misleading, and inaccurate as it comes. He even tried to claim he came up with the term “fake news.” Add that to growing list of falsehoods.

The Washington Post has been tracking Trump’s lies since he was sworn into office earlier this year. That’s 298 days of falsehoods — some small, others way bigger. The paper’s total is at 1,628 lies, which breaks down to an average of 5.5 lies a day.

Assuming that he continues to lie at the same pace, by the end of the year he should hit about 2,000 false statements. By the end of his first four-year term as president he can be forecast to lie about 8,000 times. …

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