The untruths were documented by the “Fact Checker”, a section that the newspaper introduced ten years ago to check the accuracy of statements made by politicians.
Five months for ten thousand false statements
Trump with his “unusually blatant disrespect for facts”, however, presented the team with a “new challenge.” In addition, the number of false statements made by Trump has increased over time.
The n the president increased himself further and finally came to 39 such false statements daily in the last year of office. “It took him 27 months to get 10,000 statements and another 14 months to get to 20,000.
The n it passed the 30,000 mark in less than five months. “
Same lies – different subjects
The topics Trump spread lies about changed over the years. In times of distress, the former US president tended to conjure up an “alternative reality” for his supporters or to attack political opponents. According to the Washington Post, what Trump spread at election campaign events or on his Twitter account, which has now been banned, was particularly untruthful.
The re was only a short break for around six days when Trump himself fell ill with Covid-19. Recovered, it continued with an average of 150 false statements per day.
The fact checks of his statements add up to almost five million words.
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