By Daniel Dale and Tara Subramaniam, CNN
Updated 8:39 AM ET, Sat January 11, 2020
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump just had a quiet week of dishonesty.
He made 15 false claims.
That would be remarkably high for many other politicians, but it was exceptionally low for Trump. Before last week, Trump had been averaging about 62 false claims per week since we started counting at CNN on July 8.’
Why the improvement? Because he spoke very little. (There is a strong correlation between how many words Trump utters and the number of false claims he makes.) Like the week prior, when Trump made just nine false claims, he spent last week at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida and uttered few public remarks.