Washington (CNN) Alternative facts. Lies. Distortions. Exaggerations. Misstatements. Half truths.
Call it what you want, but there's one indisputable fact: Donald Trump does a stunning amount of it.
According to a count maintained by The Washington Post's Fact Checker and updated Tuesday morning, Trump has now made 1,628 false or misleading claims in his 298 days in office. That's an average of 5.5 a day. Five and a half misleading or outright false statements for each day--including weekends!--that Trump has been president.
By the Fact-Checker's estimates, Trump--if he keeps up his current pace--will blow past 2,000 misstatements and/or untruths in his first year in office.
Stop. Go back and read that last sentence. Then read it again.
FTA: The President of the United States has misled or lied more than 1,600 times since January 20. That's so important I am going to repeat it--and underline it: The president of the United States has misled or lied more than 1,600 times since January 20. There are consequences to that remarkable record of misleading. And they are already being realized in our culture. Trump, through his rhetoric and his conduct, has redefined "truth." Truth, now, lies in the eye of the beholder. There is no agreement on settled facts. Everything is seen through the lens of "fake news."
There is no agreement on settled facts.
Everything is seen through the lens of "fake news."
That Donald Trump claims to have "invented" and with Vladimir Putin's support perfected into a weapon.
As a narcissistic con man, Donald's whole life has been about saying what is expedient and what benefits him with little or no regard to objective facts. Now in the world of media and politics where perception is truth and "culture is policy", he is really in his element.
Truth doesn't matter, facts are irrelevant to accomplishing goals, and as long as he keeps it up he will continue to have the support of the 36 percent who are as shallow-minded as he is.
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