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Alternative Fact Catalog

Trump has told a whopper every day of his presidency, and The Washington Post is keeping score

Maybe it shouldn't be surprising that an administration that embraced the phrase "alternative facts" is less than nitpicky when it comes to factual accuracy, but President Trump's "proclivity for making dubious, misleading, or false statements" is really something, says The Washington Post's fact-checking team. In his first 33 days as president, in fact, "we've counted 132 false or misleading claims," or at least one a day — and seven or more on four separate days, write Michelle Ye Hee Lee, Glenn Kessler, and Leslie Shapiro. Since it can be hard to keep up with Trump's various claims, The Washington Post has organized them by theme and day, and will continue to do so for the president's first 100 days. The team will update their fact-checking tally every Friday, and you can keep track of their work and Trump's false and misleading claims at The Washington Post.