And yet many news outlets will report what he says without any fact checking at all.
Courtesy of WaPo:
We’re doing something new: analyzing every factual claim from President Trump’s campaign rally in Montana on Thursday.
According to The Fact Checker’s database, the president had made 3,251 false or misleading claims at the end of May, and his average daily rate was climbing.
This side of Trump really comes alive during campaign rallies, so we wanted to do the math and find out whether the president speaks more fictions or facts in front of his crowds.
We focused only on Trump’s statements of material fact at the Montana rally, avoiding trivialities and opinions. We didn’t double-count statements when the president repeated himself.
According to our analysis, the truth took a beating in Montana. From a grand total of 98 factual statements we identified, 76 percent were false, misleading or unsupported by evidence.
Here’s a breakdown: 45 false or mostly false statements, 25 misleading statements and four unsupported claims. We also counted 24 accurate or mostly accurate statements. False or mostly false statements alone accounted for 46 percent of all claims.
WaPo reports that this rally was attended by 6,500 people and that every network reported his comments, most without correcting them for accuracy.
I am glad that at least the Washington Post is taking the time to fact check every shovel full of bullshit that his asshole slings to his supporters.
It might never change the minds of the slack-jawed knuckle draggers, but it will help to convince those who are well-intentioned but simply ill-informed.