Donald Trump said 560 false things in total
NEW YORK— Sure, all politicians lie. But Donald Trump is in a class by himself.
He lies strategically. He lies pointlessly. He lies about important things and meaningless things. Above all, he lies frequently. Since he began his campaign last June, the Republican presidential candidate has subjected America to a daily barrage of inaccuracy and mendacity.
His rival, Hillary Clinton, has her own reputation for dishonesty. Some of it is no doubt earned: she has made false claims this campaign about her email scandal, about her flip-flop on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and about assorted other things. But our scrutiny shows there is just no comparison in their level of accuracy on the campaign trail. At the three presidential debates, for example, we counted 104 false claims for Trump to 13 for Clinton.
The unprecedented quantity of Trump falsehoods is why we started fact-checking everything he said. From mid-September through Sunday, we did 28 “#TrumpCheck” analyses of every word he uttered or tweeted in a given day.
The total: 560 false claims, or a neat 20 per day. Some of the false things 72 False claims about Hillary Clinton’s policies, including: “Hillary’s plan includes open borders with the Middle East,” said Oct. 17. 40 False claims about African Americans and the “inner cities,” including: African American communities are “absolutely in the worst shape that they’ve ever been in before — ever, ever, ever,” said Sept. 20. 37 False claims about Daesh, also known as ISIS and ISIL, and the Middle East, including: Clinton has “been fighting ISIS (her) entire adult life,” said Sept. 26. 21 False claims of a rigged election, including: “This is a rigged election, folks,” said Oct. 17.