Statements made by US President Trump during his first month in office that PolitiFact has rated as False, Mostly False or Pants on Fire:
January 20th 2017:
“We’ve made other countries rich while the wealth … of our country has dissipated over the horizon.”
Mostly False: Not by the typical measures.
“The media … sort of made it sound like I had a feud with the intelligence community.”
False: Unprecedented tough words.
“In our nation’s capital, killings have risen by 50 percent.”
Mostly False: Most recent data shows a decline.
“Here in Philadelphia murder has been steady — I mean — just terribly increasing.”
False: They were the third-lowest last year since 1990.
Says ICE and border patrol officers “unanimously endorsed me for president.”
Mostly False: Support from unions, but not from all members.
“If you were a Muslim, you could come in, if you were a Christian, it was impossible.”
False: Christian refugees have entered US.
“My policy is similar to what President Obama did in 2011 when he banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months.”
Mostly False: Obama was more specific and narrower.
Says “109 people out of hundreds of thousands of travelers” were affected by the immigration executive order.
False: More like 60,000+.
Terrorism and terrorist attacks in the United States and Europe have “gotten to a point where it’s not even being reported.”
Pants on Fire: An abundance of coverage.
“Smart! ‘Kuwait issues its own Trump-esque visa ban for five Muslim-majority countries.’ “
Mostly False: Kuwait move was old news, at best.
“I have already saved more than $700 million when I got involved in the negotiation on the F-35.”
Mostly False: Savings already in the works.
“The murder rate in our country is the highest it’s been in 47 years.”
False: This is wrong.
Says CNN’s Chris Cuomo “never asked” Sen. Richard Blumenthal about Blumenthal’s misstatements on his own service in Vietnam.
False: Cuomo did ask about it.
“While on FAKE NEWS @CNN, Bernie Sanders was cut off for using the term fake news to describe the network. They said technical difficulties!”
False: Sanders was mocking Trump.
The media has “a lower approval rate than Congress.”
Mostly False: Congress wins a race to the bottom.
“Look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this? Sweden. They took in large numbers. They’re having problems like they never thought possible.”
False: Bowling Green massacre, part two.
And this does not even count the stuff said on his behalf by his spokesman Sean “Alternative Facts” Spicer or adviser Kellyanne “Bowling Green Massacre” Conway.
Nor does it count Trump’s Mind-Bender of the Month (February 16th):
“The leaks are absolutely real, but the news is fake.”
Republican Bubble: According to an Emerson College poll that came out on Feburary 7th, 91% of registered Republican voters think the Trump Administration is truthful, while 88% think the press is untruthful.
– Abagond, 2017.
- fake news
- alternative facts
- Bowling Green Massacre
- Republican Bubble
- Trump’s truthfulness during the debates: