Fake News: WaPo Tallies 669 Trump Falsehoods in 151 Days


The Washington Post has a running tracker tallying “false and misleading claims” made by President Donald Trump in his first year in office.

Now, just under five months in, Trump clocks in on WaPo’s “Fact Checker” with a staggering 669 false and misleading claims.

Most recently, the president fired off three falsehoods on Monday — including a misleading remark on the cost of air traffic control systems and two tweets calling Obamacare “dead.”

The tracker also tallies Trump’s most frequently repeated falsehoods, including his claim that because of his comments deriding NATO, member countries have increased their contributions to the treaty.

Trump relationship to the truth was strained to a flagrant degree during the 2016 election, keeping fact-checkers at various publications hard at work throughout the campaign.

Now president, Trump — who in his book The Art of the Deal, had a ghostwriter describe his mistruths as “truthful hyperbole” — has continued the trend of deploying misleading remarks, tweets and official statements to get his message across.

The Washington Post tracker, compiled by Glenn Kessler, Michelle Ye Hee Lee, and Leslie Shapiro, will continue to be updated throughout Trump’s presidency.

Read through the entire list here.

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