Trump, the ‘say anything’ president, closes in on 10,000 false statements

New York (CNN Busienss)A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. → Data point: Kessler said “we counted 45 misstatements or falsehoods in his interview with Sean Hannity” the other day… Leading versus misleading I return to this point about the president’s deceptions quite often — and that’s because I believe the lying often times is THE story. Not what he said, but why he chose to mislead instead of lead. Kessler’s team has been checking every one of Trump’s statements since 1/20/2017, and they’ve noticed a rapid rise in falsehoods: “He passed the 5,000 mark in September, so it’s only seven months ago.” This is one of …