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.
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NEW HAVEN, CT (WTNH/CNN) A homeless man, who returned a lost $10,000 check, is now getting help from the woman who lost it. Elmer Alvarez was surprised when he found an envelope on the ground with a check for more than $10,000 inside while walking in downtown New Haven, CT. But he didn't think of himself or what he could do with the money.
(BBC) US regulators have approved the first pill that can be digitally tracked through the body. The Abilify MyCite aripiprazole tablets--for treating schizophrenia and manic episodes--have an ingestible sensor embedded inside them that records that the medication has been taken. A patch worn by the patient transmits this information to their smartphone.
A County Commissioner in Texas says he's been told that more than 20 people were killed and more than 20 were wounded in an attack at a church, though he says those figures haven't been confirmed. Albert Gamez, a Wilson County commissioner, made the comments to cable news outlets after the attack Sunday at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, a small community 30 miles southeast of San Antonio.
A gunman opened fire at a church in Texas during Sunday services, resulting in multiple reported casualties. The attack happened at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs in Wilson County.