Leading up to midterms, Trump makes average of 30 false or misleading claims a day

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  • “There was no collusion. There was never any collusion.”

    Fact Check:

    The special counsel investigation into potential collusion between Russia and Trump’s campaign and obstruction of justice continues, and no conclusions have been announced.

    Repeated 157 times:Oct 29, 2018Oct 19Oct 16Oct 16Oct 14Oct 13Oct 11Oct 11Oct 9Oct 8Sep 26Sep 26Sep 24Sep 20Sep 20Sep 18Sep 17Sep 17Sep 16Sep 15Sep 12Sep 7Sep 7Sep 7Sep 4Sep 1Aug 30Aug 23Aug 22Aug 22Aug 22Aug 21Aug 21Aug 20Aug 20Aug 19Aug 19Aug 17Aug 15Aug 14Aug 14Aug 12Aug 10Aug 9Aug 6Aug 5Aug 1Jul 31Jul 27Jul 22Jul 22Jul 21Jul 19Jul 17Jul 17Jul 17Jul 16Jul 16Jul 16Jul 15Jul 14Jul 13Jul 11Jul 7Jul 7Jul 6Jul 5Jul 1Jul 1Jun 28Jun 28Jun 28Jun 27Jun 23Jun 23Jun 20Jun 18Jun 18Jun 17Jun 16Jun 15Jun 14Jun 8Jun 5Jun 2Jun 2May 30May 29May 29May 27May 26May 23May 23May 20May 20May 20May 20May 18May 17May 17May 15May 7May 2May 2May 2Apr 18Apr 18Apr 11Apr 9Feb 24Feb 10Feb 10Feb 3Jan 25Jan 16Jan 11Jan 10Jan 10Jan 10Jan 6Jan 6Jan 5Dec 28, 2017Dec 28Dec 28Dec 15Dec 12Nov 26Nov 11Oct 27Oct 25Oct 25Oct 18Oct 16Oct 11Oct 10Sep 22Sep 22Aug 3Jul 29Jul 23Jul 12Jul 9Jun 22May 12May 10Apr 28Apr 5Apr 1Mar 20Mar 20Mar 20Mar 20Feb 26Feb 24Feb 16Feb 7

  • “To help American products compete and win all around the world, we passed the biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history.”

    Fact Check:

    Trump’s tax cut was nearly 0.9 percent of the gross domestic product, meaning it would be far smaller than President Ronald Reagan’s tax cut in 1981, which was 2.89 percent of GDP. Trump’s tax cut, if enacted in law, would be the eighth largest tax cut — and even smaller than two tax cuts passed under Barack Obama.

    Repeated 120 times:Oct 27, 2018Oct 22Oct 20Oct 19Oct 13Oct 12Oct 10Oct 9Oct 9Oct 4Oct 2Oct 1Sep 29Sep 26Sep 25Sep 21Sep 20Sep 17Sep 7Sep 6Aug 31Aug 31Aug 30Aug 30Aug 24Aug 23Aug 21Aug 21Aug 13Aug 7Aug 4Aug 2Jul 31Jul 27Jul 24Jul 23Jul 5Jun 29Jun 28Jun 27Jun 23Jun 23Jun 20Jun 19Jun 6May 29May 24May 5Apr 16Apr 6Apr 5Mar 20Mar 14Mar 10Mar 8Mar 7Feb 24Feb 23Feb 5Feb 1Jan 30Jan 28Jan 26Jan 26Jan 18Jan 10Jan 8Jan 8Dec 22, 2017Dec 22Dec 22Dec 20Dec 18Dec 18Dec 13Dec 12Dec 8Dec 1Nov 29Nov 28Nov 27Nov 2Nov 2Nov 2Nov 1Nov 1Oct 31Oct 31Oct 29Oct 25Oct 25Oct 18Oct 17Oct 17Oct 16Oct 16Oct 16Oct 11Oct 10Oct 7Oct 6Oct 6Oct 6Sep 29Sep 27Sep 24Sep 22Sep 6Jul 25Jun 26Jun 21Jun 8Jun 7May 18May 17May 5May 4May 4May 1May 1

  • “We’re having a stock market like just about they’ve never had before. Ever before. We’ve picked up… Piers, we’ve picked up $8 trillion in value during the course of 12 months…”

    Fact Check:

    This is a flip-flop for Trump. Before he was elected, he dismissed the stock-market performance under Obama as “artificial” and “a bubble.” Moreover, the U.S. rise in 2017 was not unique. When looking at the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index, it’s clear U.S. stocks haven’t rallied as robustly as their foreign equivalents. Moreover, with each 1,000-level increase, the accomplishment gets increasingly less impressive.

    Repeated 97 times:Jan 28, 2018Jan 26Jan 16Jan 16Jan 16Jan 10Jan 9Jan 8Jan 7Jan 5Jan 5Jan 3Dec 30, 2017Dec 27Dec 23Dec 20Dec 18Dec 18Dec 14Dec 14Dec 13Dec 12Dec 10Dec 8Dec 8Dec 6Dec 5Nov 30Nov 30Nov 30Nov 29Nov 29Nov 29Nov 29Nov 28Nov 28Nov 23Nov 23Nov 23Nov 15Nov 13Nov 10Nov 7Nov 7Nov 6Nov 5Nov 4Nov 2Oct 31Oct 24Oct 17Oct 16Oct 16Oct 13Oct 11Oct 11Oct 11Oct 11Oct 11Oct 10Oct 7Oct 6Oct 6Oct 5Sep 29Sep 27Sep 26Sep 22Sep 19Sep 6Sep 1Aug 22Aug 15Aug 14Aug 11Aug 4Aug 3Aug 3Aug 2Aug 1Jul 31Jul 31Jul 29Jul 25Jul 24Jul 24Jul 19Jul 15Jul 12Jul 12Jul 6Jul 2Mar 2Feb 28Feb 18Feb 16Feb 16

  • “The African-American unemployment rate has hit the lowest level ever recorded in the history of our country.”

    Fact Check:

    The black and Hispanic unemployment rates have been calculated only since 1972, so it’s an exaggeration to say the current numbers are the lowest in history. The U.S. jobless rate for Asians has been around for less than 20 years. Although the black unemployment rate was at an all-time-low 5.9 percent in May, it had risen to 6 percent in September. That was still significantly higher than the overall unemployment rate of 3.7 percent.

    Repeated 91 times:Oct 26, 2018Oct 23Oct 23Oct 23Oct 20Oct 17Oct 11Oct 8Oct 2Oct 2Sep 29Sep 20Sep 7Sep 7Sep 5Sep 5Sep 4Sep 2Aug 31Aug 31Aug 30Aug 27Aug 27Aug 16Aug 13Aug 13Aug 4Aug 1Aug 1Jul 27Jul 26Jul 24Jul 23Jul 19Jul 18Jul 16Jul 5Jul 3Jul 1Jun 29Jun 28Jun 27Jun 27Jun 23Jun 23Jun 20Jun 20Jun 19Jun 18Jun 11Jun 7Jun 6Jun 6Jun 1May 28May 24May 24May 10May 4Apr 28Apr 27Apr 26Apr 18Apr 16Apr 12Mar 20Mar 13Mar 10Mar 6Feb 26Feb 24Feb 23Feb 12Feb 5Feb 1Jan 30Jan 28Jan 28Jan 26Jan 24Jan 19Jan 18Jan 16Jan 16Jan 16Jan 10Jan 8Jan 8Jan 6Sep 6, 2017Jul 25

  • “We have really helped rebuild China. … They’ve been taking out an average of $500 billion dollars, billion, a year, for many years.”

    Fact Check:

    Trump regularly complains about the trade deficit with China, saying it is $500 billion. But it was $310 billion in 2016. The goods deficit in 2017 was $375 billion, the number that Trump is citing here, but that will most likely be lower when the trade in services figure is calculated.

    Repeated 88 times:Oct 29, 2018Oct 27Oct 27Oct 27Oct 26Oct 24Oct 17Oct 17Oct 14Oct 13Oct 13Oct 12Oct 12Oct 11Oct 9Oct 9Oct 9Oct 6Oct 4Oct 2Oct 2Oct 2Oct 1Oct 1Sep 29Sep 26Sep 26Sep 21Sep 20Sep 17Sep 7Sep 7Sep 7Sep 4Aug 30Aug 29Aug 23Aug 16Aug 7Aug 4Jul 31Jul 26Jul 24Jul 19Jul 13Jun 28Jun 27Jun 26Jun 23Jun 20Jun 19Jun 15Jun 12May 24May 22May 18May 15Apr 28Apr 18Apr 16Apr 12Apr 7Apr 6Apr 5Apr 4Apr 3Mar 23Mar 22Mar 22Mar 14Mar 10Mar 9Mar 9Mar 8Mar 6Mar 5Mar 1Feb 26Feb 23Feb 13Feb 13Dec 28, 2017Nov 11Nov 9Nov 6Jul 25Apr 4Feb 23

  • “And if you look at U.S. Steel and Nucor — Nucor just announced a billion-dollar plant — brand new.”

    Fact Check:

    Nucor announced its plan to invest in February of 2017. In other words, they announced it well over a year ago — well before Trump announced steel tariffs. There is no evidence of a planned $750 million investment. Nucor did announce plans to build a $240 million dollar plant.

    Repeated 87 times:Oct 1, 2018Aug 24Aug 24Aug 4Jul 23Jul 16Jul 5Jun 28Jun 28Apr 28Apr 3Mar 22Mar 20Feb 24Feb 23Feb 19Feb 13Feb 13Feb 13Feb 13Feb 13Feb 13Feb 12Feb 5Jan 31Jan 11Dec 14, 2017Dec 13Dec 8Dec 5Nov 29Nov 23Nov 13Nov 2Nov 2Oct 18Oct 16Oct 10Oct 7Oct 6Sep 8Sep 6Sep 5Aug 23Aug 22Aug 15Aug 14Aug 12Aug 11Aug 10Aug 4Aug 4Aug 3Aug 2Jul 26Jul 26Jun 21Jun 15May 18May 17May 1Apr 29Apr 21Apr 12Apr 11Apr 4Apr 2Mar 31Mar 29Mar 28Mar 28Mar 24Mar 24Mar 23Mar 21Mar 17Mar 15Mar 13Mar 6Feb 28Feb 28Feb 24Feb 18Feb 17Feb 16Feb 10Feb 9

  • “Take a look at what we’re doing with NATO, where for many years they’re not paying their bills. Now they’re paying their bills and nobody talks about it.”

    Fact Check:

    NATO’s guideline, established in 2006, is that defense expenditures should amount to 2 percent of each country’s gross domestic product. Defense spending has increased since Trump became president. But the money would not be going to the United States or even necessarily to NATO; this is money that countries would spend to bolster their own military, not any “reimbursement” or “pay bills.”

    Repeated 87 times:Oct 26, 2018Oct 23Oct 23Oct 22Oct 22Oct 17Oct 16Oct 14Oct 12Oct 12Oct 9Oct 9Sep 7Sep 7Sep 6Sep 4Sep 4Aug 30Aug 23Aug 21Aug 21Aug 21Aug 14Aug 14Aug 2Jul 30Jul 26Jul 18Jul 17Jul 17Jul 17Jul 16Jul 16Jul 16Jul 16Jul 15Jul 14Jul 14Jul 14Jul 13Jul 13Jul 13Jul 12Jul 12Jul 12Jul 11Jul 11Jul 10Jul 10Jul 10Jul 10Jul 5Jul 5Jul 5Jul 5Jun 29Jun 25Jun 23Jun 14Jun 12Apr 27Apr 18Apr 3Apr 3Apr 3Mar 8Dec 18, 2017Dec 8Nov 15Jul 6Jul 6Jun 9Jun 2May 30May 27May 25May 25May 25May 25May 8Apr 29Apr 29Apr 21Mar 22Mar 18Mar 17Feb 28

  • “Under Republican leadership, America is booming like never before, because we are finally putting America first.”

    Fact Check:

    Trump can be pleased with the state of the economy but calling it the “greatest ever” goes way too far, as it can’t top the late 1990s or the stellar growth in parts of the 1940s, 1960s and 1980s, according to key data. Wage growth is also disappointing compared with what it was in prior boom times, and the deficit has also surged, which experts warn could be a drag on the economy for years to come. Plus, many of the current economic trends began under {the Obama administration}.

    Repeated 80 times:Oct 27, 2018Oct 23Oct 23Oct 23Oct 22Oct 19Oct 16Oct 16Oct 13Oct 11Oct 10Oct 9Oct 9Oct 9Oct 6Oct 6Oct 2Oct 2Oct 1Oct 1Sep 29Sep 26Sep 25Sep 24Sep 22Sep 21Sep 21Sep 21Sep 20Sep 20Sep 19Sep 17Sep 17Sep 16Sep 10Sep 8Sep 7Sep 7Sep 6Sep 6Sep 6Sep 5Aug 30Aug 30Aug 24Aug 24Aug 23Aug 23Aug 21Aug 21Aug 18Aug 17Aug 16Aug 16Aug 14Aug 12Aug 6Aug 4Jul 31Jul 26Jul 24Jul 24Jul 17Jul 16Jul 14Jul 14Jul 5Jul 3Jun 23Jun 21Jun 20Jun 19Jun 17Jun 15Jun 14Jun 13Jun 9Jun 6Jun 5Jun 4

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