Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump made 48 false claims between Tuesday and Sunday last week as he used a barrage of dishonesty to try to sell his trade war against China. Trump made 21 false claims about the economy, 12 about trade and 11 about China in particular. He also made five false claims about Democrats, three false claims about immigration. (These numbers do not add to 48 because some false claims are about multiple subjects.) Trump was most frequently dishonest during his August 21 exchange with reporters on the White House lawn before departing for a fundraiser and a speech to veterans in Kentucky. Over 35 minutes, he made 13 false claims. He made 12 more on Twitter and 9 during an exchange with reporters while meeting with the president of Romania on August 20. Donald Trump made 84 false claims last week Forty-eight false claims in six days is right about average for Trump this summer. He has averaged 7.7 false claims per day since July 8, when CNN started counting. A methodology note: We did the previous week’s seven-day count (84 false claims) from Tuesday, August 13, when Trump had his first event that week, through Monday, August… Read full this story
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