The following post is from the Washington Post’s Fact Checker email of February 24, 2017:
This week, we launched a new Fact Checker project: 100 days of Trump claims. Every day for the first 100 days of the new presidency, we will keep track of false or misleading claims made by the new president.
Trump is a unique politician in terms of the volume and frequency of false or misleading claims he makes. Moreover, he often repeats the same debunked claims even though they have been fact-checked. So far, Trump has said something misleading or false every day of his presidency.
It’s hard to keep up with all of his rhetoric, so we’re assembling in one place all of his suspect statements from his first 100 days. You can sort them by various categories and see how many times he has repeated the same false statement. (For those wondering: We didn’t have a similar project for former President Barack Obama. Fact Checker launched in 2007 during the presidential campaign, and went dormant for the first two years of Obama’s first term.)
So far, the most frequent topic of his false/misleading claims is immigration (25 times), his biographical record (20 times) and jobs (17 times). Within the topic of immigration, the travel ban was a frequent subject of Trump’s claims during the administration’s first two weeks. The greatest number of these claims came from Twitter (34 times) and remarks he made during an event or meeting (31 times).
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Trump Promise Tracker update: Trump is falling behind on his ‘100-day’ promise list
Also at The Fact Checker, we’ve been tracking the progress of each pledge on our Trump Promise Tracker. Despite the drama of Trump’s first month in office, he has actually made little or no progress on many of his promises. With Trump having passed the one-third mark of his 100 days, we took stock of his 60 promises this week.