During his joint address on Feb. 28, president Trump repeated some unfounded claims, and said a few new ones.
The meager harvest of misrepresentations could mean Trump is getting better at sticking to a script. But his reputation for making shit up is not doing him any favors.
The Washington Post fact-checked Trump’s speech and identified five flagrant falsehoods.
1. 94 million Americans are out of the labor force.
2. Taking credit for companies announcing investments in the U.S.
3. Trump claimed he saved taxpayers billions in government contracts.
4. America has spent 6 trillion dollars in the Middle East.
5. U.S. border is wide open for anyone to cross and drugs to pour in.
All of these statements are false. Watch WaPo fact-checker in the video below:
But, of course, there were more. Here are some of the most obvious whoppers that the media neglected to note:
6. A new surge of optimism is placing impossible dreams firmly in our grasp.
7. Dying industries will come roaring back to life.
8. We will stop the drugs from pouring into the country.
9. I am going to bring back millions of jobs.
10. It will save countless dollars.
11. Republicans and Democrats will work together.
12. Everything that is broken in our country will be fixed.
13 Our children will grow up in a nation of miracles.
14. The time for trivial fights is behind us.
And Trump will continue to lie for the rest of his term in office. Because that’s what he does.