Breaking the sound barrier took years of diligent engineering and cost the lives of skilled pilots. But Donald Trump has sailed through the 1,000 documented lies barrier with the ease of … Donald Trump lying, actually. There is nothing easier or more dependable. The Washington Post’s list of Trump’s false and misleading statements now stands at 1,057.
That’s an impressive number by any standard. In fact, we are a little late with this update because we have simply been overwhelmed keeping track of the deluge of claims made by the president in the later part of July. Things slowed down during the president’s “working vacation,” so we have finally been able to catch up.
Yes, while on his vacation, Trump concentrated his efforts on equating Nazis with people who fight Nazis, giving those tasked with counting his ordinary lies a chance to breathe.
While Trump lies about … everything, there are some topics that get special attention.
Trump’s most repeated claim, uttered 50 times, was some variation of the statement that the Affordable Care Act is dying and “essentially dead.” The Congressional Budget Office has said that the Obamacare exchanges, despite well-documented issues, are not imploding and are expected to remain stable for the foreseeable future.
The next biggest category of Trump lie? Claims that he secured new business investments or job increases that either didn’t happen or were planned before the election.