- President Donald Trump on Thursday dodged a reporter’s question on whether he regretted lying throughout his presidency.
- “After three and a half years, do you regret, at all, all the lying you’ve done to the American people on everything, all the dishonesties?” a reporter asked Trump.
- Trump quickly called on a different reporter for another question.
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At a press conference on Thursday, President Donald Trump quickly moved past a reporter’s question on whether he regretted lying throughout his first term in office.
HuffPost White House correspondent S.V. Dáte asked Trump: “After three and a half years, do you regret, at all, all the lying you’ve done to the American people on everything, all the dishonesties?”
Wow. A reporter (I'm not sure who he is) asks Trump, "after three and a half years, do you regret all the lying you've done to the American people?" Trump quickly moves on to the next question. pic.twitter.com/DHn3UvXHnN
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 13, 2020
Trump replied: “That who has done?”
After Dáte said he was referring to the lies Trump has told, the president quickly looked for a different reporter to call upon.
The Washington Post‘s fact-checker found that as of July 9, the president had made over 20,000 false or misleading claims. On that day alone, he made 62 false claims, and about half of them were in a single interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, according to The Post’s analysis.
In June alone, Trump made 721 false claims, according to The Post’s roundup. In the past 14 months, he made an average of 23 false claims a day, the newspaper reported.
Some of his most repeated false claims include: “We built the greatest economy in history, not only for our country, but for the world. We were No. 1, by far.”
According to the fact-checker, the economy was in better shape by several important factors under Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Bill Clinton.
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