The Washington Post has a fact-checker who tries to keep count of Trump’s misstatements, false claims, and lies. It’s a hard job but someone has to do it. The fact-checker is currently eight weeks behind because the lies come so fast every day.

Salvador Rizzo writes:

As President Trump entered the final stretch of the election season, he began making more than 50 false or misleading claims a day.

As of Aug. 27, the tally in our database that tracks every errant Trump claim stood at 22,247 claims in 1,316 days, counting from his inauguration through his acceptance speech at this year’s Republican National Convention.

We added thousands of new claims to the database this week, our last update before the Nov. 3 election. We’ve been able to update the database only to that point as of now — so already we are eight weeks behind.

In the first 27 days of August, the president made 1,506 false or misleading claims, or 56 a day. Some days were extraordinary: 189 claims (a new Trump record he will likely not boast about) on Aug. 11; 147 claims on Aug. 17; 113 claims on Aug. 20.

The fact-checker links to a fuller account here.

Glenn Kessler, Salvador Rizzo, and Meg Kelly write:

As President Trump entered the final stretch of the election season, he began making more than 50 false or misleading claims a day. It’s only gotten worse — so much so that the Fact Checker team cannot keep up.

As of Aug. 27, the tally in our database that tracks every errant claim by the president stood at 22,247 claims in 1,316 days...

Just in the first 27 days of August, the president made 1,506 false or misleading claims, or 56 a day. Some days were extraordinary: 189 claims (a record) on Aug. 11, 147 claims on Aug. 17, 113 claims on Aug. 20. The previous one-day record was 138 claims — on Nov. 5, 2018, the day before the midterm elections.

The previous monthly record was 1,205 in October 2018.

In 2017, Trump’s first year as president, he averaged six claims a day. That jumped to 16 a day in 2018 and 22 in 2019. So far in 2020, the president has averaged 27 claims a day.

At his current pace, the president will surely exceed 25,000 claims before Election Day. In fact, he probably crossed that threshold this week...

The Fact Checker also tracks Three- or Four-Pinocchio claims that Trump has said at least 20 times, earning him a Bottomless Pinocchio. There are now nearly 50 entries, with many of the new items either false claims about the novel coronavirus or about Joe Biden’s campaign policies.

The coronavirus pandemic has spawned a whole new genre of Trump’s falsehoods. The category in just six months has reached nearly 1,400 claims, more than double all of his tax claims. Trump’s false or misleading claims about the impeachment investigation — and the events surrounding it — contributed almost 1,200 entries to the database.

So far during his presidency, Trump’s most repeated claim — 407 times — is that the U.S. economy today is the best in history. He began making this claim in June 2018, and it quickly became one of his favorites. He’s been forced to adapt for the tough economic times, and doing so has made it even more fantastic. Whereas he used to say it was the best economy in U.S. history, he now often recalls that he achieved “the best economy in the history of the world.”

Surely the last debate added many more items to Trump’s false claim, including his boast that he was the best president for black Americans since Lincoln.