US President Donald Trump made 8,158 false or misleading claims since taking office: Report

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US President Donald Trump made 8,158 false or misleading claims since taking office: Report

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump has made 8,158 false or misleading claims since taking office, according to a media report.

The report came a day after Trump completed two years in office on Sunday.

The president averaged nearly 5.9 false or misleading claims a day in his first year in office. But he hit nearly 16.5 a day in his second year, almost triple the pace, The Washington Post reported.

The paper quoted The Fact Checker's database -- that analyses, categorises and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the president -- for its report.

According to the Fact Checker's database, Trump has made 8,158 "false or misleading claims" since taking office.

That includes an astonishing 6000-plus such claims in the president's second year, the paper said.

In the first 100 days, the president made 492 unsupported claims. He managed to top that number just in the first three weeks of 2019.