We All Know Trump Lies. But Just How Much? The Washington Post Just Revealed The Answer
Donald Trump’s presidency could be described as a falsehood if anything. He keeps making claims and promises that are just not true.
One of Trump’s biggest lies was about tax cuts, according to The Washington Post.
The news site state that, “five months before unveiling his tax plan, President Trump claimed that it ‘is the biggest tax cut in history. This is bigger than Reagan. … This is actually bigger than Reagan tax cuts.'”
Trump made that exact false claim 16 revealing his tax plan to the public on September 27. Prior to his announcement, Trump said, “We’re going right now to Indiana. We’re going to introduce a tax plan that’s the largest tax cut, essentially, in the history of our country.”
But once revealed, Trump’s tax plan left quite some uncertainties on how it was “the largest tax cut in our country’s history.”
This cause The Post to run a fact-checker on Trump. According to the site:
“As of our latest update Oct. 10, 2017, or his 264th day in office, the president has made 1,318 claims over 263 days. He has averaged five claims a day, even picking up pace since the six-month mark.”
There’s a chart The Post provided that readers can read HERE.
But taxes are not the only thing he misled the public about. Trump also lied about Hurricane Irma in Florida and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. And he also misled the public when he attacked NFL players for peacefully protesting against police brutality and racial inequality during the national anthem.
The Post Reports:
Trump repeatedly got basic facts wrong about Hurricane Irma in Florida and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. He claimed they made landfall as Category 5 storms — the most destructive kind — but they touched down as Category 4 and eventually reached Category 5 strength. How strong a hurricane is when it makes landfall, and then how much strength it gains or loses, is an important distinction for weather disasters.
Trump exaggerated the progress of the federal government’s relief efforts in Puerto Rico, the number of lives saved by the Coast Guard in after Hurricane Harvey in Texas, and the maximum wind speed of Hurricane Maria.
Trump often made false or exaggerated claims in his attacks against the NFL. He claimed multiple times that NFL ratings are “down massively” and “going way down” because of the players’ protests during the national anthem before the game begins.
But this lacks context. The TV audience size for NFL games is down this year, but it’s unclear exactly why. “Average attendance at regular season NFL games last year was the highest since 2007, when the NFL set an record in attendance. The NFL says ticket sales are ‘on par’ with last year,” according to the Associated Press. And professional football games remain among the most-watched televised events, the AP reported.
Trump has lied a lot more and you can read the full Post report HERE.