Since Trump Became President of the USA, He Has Lied More Than 10,000 Times

A report has identified that President Trump has made over 10,000 false claims since he assumed office, which could prove troubling as the 2020 elections loom closer.
It is probably not surprising that sitting President Donald Trump has lied numerous times. Even prior to entering the White House, his Presidential campaign during the 2016 elections was rife with untrue statements and allegations — that many of his voters clung on to as if they were the truth. With the 2020 Presidential elections fast approaching, it seems that this pattern of behavior is unlikely to change. According to a Fact Checker report by The Washington Post, President Trump has made over 10,000 false or misleading claims since he assumed the position of President of the United States. On Friday, April 26, the President hit the 10,000 lie mark after spending only 827 days in office, reports the news outlet.
Since Trump Became President of the USA, He Has Lied More Than 10,000 Times
While this may not be shocking to anyone who has closely followed and analyzed President Trump's political behaviors and styles, what is most appalling is the speed at which he was able to make these comments. Reportedly, it took the President 601 days to make 5,000 false claims when he entered the White House, but a mere 226 days later, he had spewed 10,000 untrue statements. In this seven-month period between the two milestones, that is about 23 untrue assertions every single day.
Since Trump Became President of the USA, He Has Lied More Than 10,000 Times

In the beginning, Fact Checker reporters at The Washington Post believed the 10,000 landmark would be impossible for the President to achieve. This is because he was only averaging about less than five false claims a day in his first 100 days in office. Had President Trump stuck to that rate, he would have only made 7,000 untrue allegations during the entirety of his four-year Presidential term. However, his speed quickly picked up. As the report eloquently described, "The tsunami of untruths just keeps looming larger and larger."
Since Trump Became President of the USA, He Has Lied More Than 10,000 Times

When studying how President Trump was able to make this barrage of false statements, it becomes quite clear why the speed at which he was able to do so could be attained. The Washington Post surveyed his comments on all platforms, which includes social media platform Twitter, all his phone calls, speeches, and interviews, as well as his so-called "gaggles" with news reporters at the White House. The President has had the benefit of numerous pathways of communication to make his untrue statements.
Since Trump Became President of the USA, He Has Lied More Than 10,000 Times

After surveying the quality of his lies, it was detected that he has an affinity to lie about the immigration crisis; about one-fifth of all his lies are about immigration issues. Of course, immigration was one of the biggest challenges he hoped to tackle as President of the United States, thus perhaps this is not so remarkable. Unfortunately, his lies have added to a largely sensationalized and dishonest narrative about migrants crossing over to the country through the United States-Mexico border, putting thousands of lives at risk of emotional, mental, and physical harm.

In accordance with this, President Trump's most repeated claim is allegedly about his infamous border wall. Claims about his wall increased following the most recent United States government shutdown initiated due to disputes about funding for the border wall itself. As per the report, he made about 160 untrue statements about his border wall being built. Some of these false claims involve who will be paying for the wall, the reason it needs to be built, what it will be made of, and most importantly, how effective it will be when it comes to curbing illegal immigration.
Since Trump Became President of the USA, He Has Lied More Than 10,000 Times

Additionally, the President also has a tendency to state several variations of the same untrue allegation. The Fact Checker database has, till date, made a note of 300 instances when President Trump has repeated a slight variation of an identical claim at least three times over. Furthermore, he has also made 21 "Bottomless Pinocchio" comments. The Washington Post describes these statements as "claims that have earned Three or Four Pinocchios and which have been repeated at least 20 times." Three Pinocchios are "mostly false" statements, whereas Four Pinocchios are "whoppers" — completely inaccurate.
Since Trump Became President of the USA, He Has Lied More Than 10,000 Times

The report also identified that President Trump's rallies are a major source of his false claims. As per the analysis, about 22 percent of all his untrue statements are made during campaign speeches. With the upcoming elections, this may spell trouble for the country's political process. Despite the numerous reports of his lies, voters are, unfortunately, still influenced by his rhetoric. Nonetheless, most preliminary polls indicate that against any Democratic candidate, sitting President Trump is likely to lose.
Since Trump Became President of the USA, He Has Lied More Than 10,000 Times