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16,000 Trump lies

Regarding the Cris Kennedy (“I can’t count,” Feb. 2, 2020) and her take on the CNN reporting of 16,000 Trump lies. While she maintains she had never counted to 200, maybe 300, and she couldn’t possibly understand how someone could track 16,000 Trumpian falsehoods, misleading claims and outright lies, I beg to differ.

Someone was tracking and counting. Though many of your readers will chalk this up to “fake news” and a liberal slant, the Washington Post had been tracking Trump since he became president. As of January 20, 2020, President Trump has uttered some 16,200 false and misleading claims. Validation of this is easy. Simply put “16000 Trump lies Washington Post” in Google’s search engine and you will be taken to an article with links to an expansive database, where you can search Trump’s untruths by topic if you care.

I might remind Kennedy these lies started very early, when President Trump had Sean Spicer proclaim the inauguration day crowd was the largest Washington, D.C., had ever seen! This was essentially the beginning of an average 14 falsehoods or misleading claims per day.

Terry A Hontz

Spokane


 

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