President Donald Trump made 170 false claims in the second week of October, shattering his previous record of 133 false claims set in August, according to The Toronto Star.
Trump’s latest round of false claims pushed him past the 3,000 false claims mark since taking office, now up to 3,086 for the first 633 days of his term. That gives him an average of 4.9 false claims per day.
The frequency of the president’s lies and flagrant dishonesty has increased over time.
According to the Star’s analysis, it took Trump 343 days to tell his first 1,000 false claims, 197 days to tell his second 1,000, and just 92 days to utter his third 1,000 false claims.
The Star notes:
As always, some of Trump’s false claims were minor exaggerations. But many of them were whoppers — complete fabrications that appeared to be intended to scare people into voting Republican. On separate occasions, Trump lied that Democrats plan to abolish America’s borders, dismantle law enforcement, and kick seniors off of their Medicare health insurance.