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The wild acceleration of Trump's false claims

President Trump's false-o-meter is off the charts.

Trump has made over 100 false claims per week for the second week in a row, analysis from The Toronto Star reveals. That's 103 falsities from June 19-25 and another 100 up until July 2 — an average of more than 14 per day.

The president usually limits himself to 60 false claims per week at most, telling an average of 3.7 whoppers per day. But this past fortnight has absolutely shattered expectations. The Star broke it down into a handy chart.

The Star calls Trump's misinformation "false claims" instead of "lies" because it can't be sure Trump shared misinformation intentionally. Check out every time Trump avoided the truth as president, handily compiled by the Star here.