POLITICS
08/13/2019 05:06 EDT | Updated 08/13/2019 11:27 EDT

Donald Trump Reaches Yet Another Bleak Milestone With His Lies

The Washington Post reported that the president has now told more than 12,000 untruths since taking office.

Donald Trump has now made more than 12,000 false and misleading statements since becoming president in January 2017, according to The Washington Post.

Trump’s total of untruths hit 12,019 on Aug. 5, the newspaper’s Fact Checker column reported Monday, which means he has made an average of nearly 13 untrue claims on each of the 928 days of his presidency.

Trump surpassed the 10,000 figure in April.

One-fifth of Trump’s recent misleading statements have been related to immigration, reported the Post.

Trump has also used his favorite social media platform, Twitter, to disseminate almost one-fifth of his false claims, the newspaper’s Fact Checker added.

The statistics drew ire from many people online: