Donald Trump just had his most dishonest week as president: 7 days, 34 false claims

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The past week was his worst yet. From last Thursday, the six-month anniversary of his presidency, to this Wednesday, he made 33 false claims. That’s about five every day. Starting Saturday, when this barrage really began, it’s about seven per day.

Trump made the false claims in every possible venue: an interview with the Wall Street Journal (11 false claims) to a campaign rally in Ohio (five false claims) to a speech to the National Boy Scout Jamboree (four false claims).

Over six months in office, Trump has proven uniquely willing to lie, exaggerate and mislead. By all expert accounts, he is more frequently inaccurate than any of his predecessors.

Read more: How Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale fact-checks Trump

We are keeping track. Below is a list of every false claim Trump has made since his inauguration on Jan. 20.

Trump is averaging 2.4 false claims per day.

Why call them false claims, not lies? We can’t be sure that each and every one was intentional; in some cases, he may have been confused or ignorant. What we know, objectively, is that he was not telling the truth.

Last updated: July 27, 2017