President Trump made 53 false claims last week, including 29 in a speech to New York business leaders

By Daniel Dale and Tara Subramaniam, CNN

Updated 12:02 PM ET, Fri November 22, 2019

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump made a conventional kind of presidential appearance last week, delivering a speech about the economy to a gathering of New York City corporate elites.

He then made 29 false claims in 71 minutes.

It isn’t only rally speeches in which Trump is relentlessly dishonest. His address to the Economic Club of New York was littered with inaccurate economic statistics, baseless claims about environmental policy, and one of his signature fictional tales about people crying in gratitude at one of his events.
Trump made 53 false claims in all last week. That was below his average of 66 false claims per week for the 19 weeks we have tracked at CNN. Through Sunday, Trump had made 1,255 total false claims since we started counting on July 8.

The economy was the top subject of Trump’s dishonesty last week, with 15 false claims — the first time in seven weeks that neither his Ukraine scandal or Democrats’ related impeachment inquiry topped the list.

The impeachment inquiry came second last week, with 13 false claims.

The most egregious false claim: Schiff’s non-doctoring.

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Article URL : By Daniel Dale and Tara Subramaniam, CNN Updated 12:02 PM ET, Fri November 22, 2019

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