The first 100 days of a US president’s tenure often mark the progress and promise of a young administration. Much can be accomplished during a president’s first 100 days, which is why pundits use it to signal each administration’s activity level
Instead of investigating the first 100 days in terms of productivity or promises kept, let’s look at another characteristic: honesty. It is important to hold leaders accountable to the truth, especially early in their presidency.
The Washington Post
suggests President Donald Trump told 30,573 false or misleading statements
over 4 years. Based on this number, he is clearly a prolific liar
But, were his lies observable during the first 100 days? Crucially, how does President Trump compare to other leaders such as President Biden and President Obama?
In his first 100 days, President Trump had 29 statements assessed by PolitiFact (17 false) compared to 12 statements from President Obama (1 false) and 4 statements from President Biden (2 false). As a raw count, Trump told more falsehoods than Biden and Obama combined.