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Published On: Tue, Jan 2nd, 2018

Report Claims President Trump Made Hundreds of False Claims During First Year in Office

This month marks the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s presidency. The inauguration took place in January 2017 after Trump won the presidential election toward the end of 2016. Since he came into office, there has been a huge amount of controversy over a variety of matters with the president continually featuring in reports on channels such as US Fox News and other channels.

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Those that have watched fox news live stream and have kept up with Republican news will have seen the president make claim after claim in relation to a wide range of topics and matters. However, according to a recent report hundreds of these claims have been false. This accusation was made by the Washington Post, which uses a database to analyze statements that have been made by the president.

Heading for two thousand false claims

According to the report in the Washington Post, the president has made around 1,950 claims that were either false or misleading since he came into office a year ago. The report goes on the state that by the time the one year anniversary comes around on January 20th 2018, Trump could be on target for breaking the 2,000 false or misleading claims barrier. The analysis on New Year’s Day showed that the number of false and misleading claims stood at 1,950, which equates to 5.6 claims per day.

One of the issues that have affected the figures is the president’s tendency to repeat his claims again and again. The figures show that there are more than sixty claims that the president has not only made but has also gone on to repeat several times. The report also states that in a recent interview with the New York Times, the president made at least 24 claims that were misleading or false.

The claims that have been highlighted as false or misleading in the report and analysis cover a wide range of topics. This includes everything from business decisions and unemployment rates through to tax cuts, stock market rises, and more. For many people, it is false and misleading claims that are made by the president that make him come across as incompetent to his non-supporters. This has added to the already high levels of controversy that the president faces on a regular basis over the things that he does, says, or Tweets.

Officials from the Washington Post said that the original purpose behind this monitoring of the new President was simply to gauge what happened during the first 100 days in office. However, many people were keen to extend this and see what happened over a longer period. As a result, the project was extended to cover the first year of the presidency rather than the first 100 days. With more than two weeks still to go before the official one year anniversary of taking to office, the number of false and misleading claims still has time to change dramatically.

Author: M Rafiq

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