(CNN) - A new report says President Donald Trump has made more than 10,000 false or misleading statements during his presidency.
President Donald Trump addresses the press on vetoing a congressional resolution that rescinds his national emergency declaration at the U.S. Mexico border, Photo Date: 3/15/2019 / Photo: C-SPAN / (MGN)
The Washington Post has been tracking false and misleading statements by President Trump since inauguration day in January 2017. They said Trump has recently passed the 10,000 mark.
Glenn Kessler, the Post's fact-checker, said that in one interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity on Sunday, the commander-in-chief made 45 misstatements or falsehoods. Over the past seven months, Kessler said Trump has averaged about 23 a day.
Many of the misstatements the post says are about immigration issues, the Mueller probe, foreign trade talks, and Trump's accomplishments.
The Post said, over time, Trump's statements have been straying even further from the truth. And there have been more of them. In one statement, the fact-checker says, "All told, the president racked up 171 false or misleading claims in just three days, April 25-27. That's more than he made in any single month in the first five months of his presidency." You can read more of that report here.
As of Saturday night, the Post had his official count at 10,111 false or misleading statements in 828 days. They say many of those statements are made in rally speeches and on his Twitter account. You can view transcripts of his speeches and interviews here. If you want to see what he's saying on Twitter, you can view an archive of his Twitter posts here.
Politifact also keeps a record of the president's major statements. You can view those here. They have fact-checked over 600 of his statements. They gave a rating of mostly false, false, or pants on fire to 70% of his statements.
One of his most recent high-profile falsehoods was his claim that windmills cause cancer. He made that claim during a speech on April 2, 2019.
“If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations, your house just went down 75 percent in value. And they say the noise causes cancer,” Trump said. The American Cancer Society said they are "unaware of any credible evidence linking the noise from windmills to cancer."
Another falsehood: saying his father was born in Germany.
These are just some of the 600+ statements they reviewed.
Another claim he's made frequently in the past two weeks is that the Mueller report showed no obstruction of justice and totally exonerated him. In fact, the Mueller report made no such claim. The report actually says if they thought the President clearly didn't commit a crime, they would say so and they couldn't say that. The report says federal investigators looked into 10 instances of possible obstruction and came to the conclusion that reads:
"Because we determined not to make a traditional prosecutorial judgment, we did not draw ultimate conclusions about the President's conduct. The evidence we obtained about the President's actions and intent presents difficult issues that would need to be resolved if we were making a traditional prosecutorial judgment. At the same time, if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, we are unable to reach that judgment. Accordingly, while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him. "