Donald Trump Averages More Than 10 False Claims a Day, Topping 7,500 During First 700 Days in Office

The numbers are stacking up for President Donald Trump.

According to a report from The Washington Post published Friday, Trump has uttered 7,549 "false or misleading claims" during the first 700 days of his presidency.

That averages out to 10.78 suspect statements per day, though the Post reports that number of claims reached an all-time high in October and remained above average in November as Trump campaigned across the country ahead of the midterm elections.

In October, according to the Post's Fact Checker database, Trump made 1,205 false claims. During November, he totaled 866 misleading or untrue claims.

The Post attributed this uptick to more interactions with the media before and after rallies, where the president regularly repeated comments made during the event. Among Trump's favorite topics are immigration, with 1,076 claims. Foreign policy and trade tied for second place with 822, while the economy ranked third at 765 and jobs fourth at 761.

Trump also repeated the assertion that his tax cut is the biggest in American history 124 times. However, the 0.9 percent tax cut is only the eighth largest from a U.S. President. Ronald Reagan's 1981 tax cut, at 2.89 percent, is the largest.

Another of the president's favorite claims is that the border wall is already being built. Trump has said that 92 times, including in a tweet from December 11.

"People do not yet realize how much of the Wall, including really effective renovation, has already been built. If the Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country, the Military will build the remaining sections of the Wall. They know how important it is," Trump said.

....People do not yet realize how much of the Wall, including really effective renovation, has already been built. If the Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country, the Military will build the remaining sections of the Wall. They know how important it is!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 11, 2018

However, the wall is not being built, at least not as Trump seems to have envisioned it. While Congress has agreed to allocate $1.6 billion in funding for border fencing in some areas, Trump wants $5.7 billion for the wall and has threatened a government shutdown in order to get it.

Earlier this week, 62 percent of Americans polled by The Wall Street Journal and NBC News said they believed Trump has been "untruthful" about Russian interference in the 2016 election.

During his tenure in office, Trump has claimed 594 times that the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller is a witch hunt, or that there was no collusion between his campaign and the Russians.

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U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks before signing the Agriculture Improvement Act during a ceremony in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building December 20, 2018 in Washington, DC. Designed to go through the 2023 crop year, this farm bill is the first since 1990 that was enacted within the year for which programs were authorized. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images