The NYT Brilliantly Fact-Checks Trump After He Falsely Claims The US Is ‘Exporting Energy For The First Time’
Donald Trump lied yet again on Wednesday during a briefing to FEMA where he claimed that the United States is exporting energy for the first time ever.
“We’re now exporting energy for the first time. Never did it. Now we’re exporting energy,” Trump falsely claimed.
But The New York Times wasn’t going to let Trump slide without fact-checking him.
The publishing company reminded its readers that the U.S. has, in fact, sent out its cole, petroleum, and other energy resources overseas for years.
“The United States is and has been a net energy exporter of coal since at least 1949. Conversely, the country has relied on foreign oil imports since the 1950s,” the paper writes.