Trump has a long history of making false claims and misstating facts during public speeches and interviews. In November, The Washington Post published a tally of untrue claims Trump had made over a 298-day span. There were 1,628 of them, averaging 5.5 claims a day. In several instances, he made the same untrue claim between 40 and 60 times.
The New York Times also analyzed Trump’s history of falsehoods and compared it to Obama’s track record of making provably false statements. In his first 10 months in office, Trump told six times as many lies as Obama did during his entire term, according to that analysis.