Just 30573 lies?

Donald Trump made more than 30,000 false or misleading statements during his four years as president of the United States, analysis suggests.
The astounding figure, which roughly equates to 21 false statements per day (or 20.94 to be precise) of his tenure at the White House, comes after a tumultuous post election period in which he spent weeks falsely alleging that the 2020 election was “stolen”, in remarks that spurred on his supporters to storm the US Capitol on 6 January.
According to analysis by the Washington Post, Mr Trump made 30,573 false or misleading claims between his first day in office, on 20 January 2017, and his final day on Wednesday, when Joe Biden was sworn in as the country’s next president.
Among the Republican’s most repeated untruths was that his administration “built the greatest economy in the history of the world”. That phrase, according to the Posts’s analysis, was used at least 493 times.
Another favourite – and his second most repeated falsehood – was the former president’s claim that tax cuts introduced by his administration were the biggest on record.
That phrase, the analysis showed, was repeated 296 times, and as recently as his final day in office, when he made a farewell speech from Joint Base Andrews hours before Mr Biden was sworn in.
“We also got tax cuts, the largest tax cut and reform in the history of our country, by far,” Mr Trump told those who had turned up to see him off for the last time.
Mr Trump’s tax cut, which came in at the equivalent of 0.9 per cent, was 2 per cent lower than the tax cut introduced by the Reagan administration in the 1980s, according to the Post.
Mr Trump went on to make a number of other falsehoods in his farewell speech on the tarmac outside Washington DC, which included claims wife Melania Trump – who CNN said was the most unpopular outgoing first lady in American history – was “so so popular with the people, so popular”.

His lies just never stop.
Just 30573 lies?
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