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Politics Podcast: What We Can Learn From A Database Of Trump’s False Statements

The folks at The Washington Post’s Fact Checker recently hit a data-collection milestone. In late April, its count of false or misleading claims that President Trump has made since taking office passed 10,000. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, Glenn Kessler of the Fact Checker talks to Galen Druke about the trends in Trump’s falsehoods and the challenges of tracking them.

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Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter.