Jamshedpur 23 July 2019: Donald Trump, President of the United States has continued his proclivity for making dubious, misleading or false statements. He also often repeats the same debunked claims even though they have been fact-checked. It’s hard to keep up with all of Trump’s rhetoric, so the Fact Checker is assembling in one place all of his suspect statements from his first 100 days as president. You can sort them by various categories and see how many times he has repeated the same false statement.
President Trump’s pitter-patter of exaggerated numbers, unwarranted boasting, and outright falsehoods have continued at a remarkable pace. As of a report published on The Washington Post By June 7, his 869th day in office, the president has made 10,796 false or misleading claims, according to The Fact Checker’s database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement the president has uttered.
The most frequent topic of these claims was jobs, which came up 94 times. Other frequent topics were immigration (68 claims) and foreign policy (67 claims).
Most repeated claims
- Trump repeatedly (25 times) took credit for projects involving Ford, GM, Fiat Chrysler and other companies that were announced or planned long before he took office.
- Trump also misleadingly claimed 15 times that he lowered the cost of F-35 airplanes by $700 million
- ..and repeated the debunked claim that Obamacare is failing or imploding 17 times.
Here are a few examples:
1.“The change began with the termination of the Trans-Pacific Partnership — a 12-nation pact that would have shipped millions more jobs to other countries.”
Lie: – Predicting job losses or gains from a trade agreement is fairly difficult and often inaccurate but no credible analyst projected the loss of “millions” of U.S. jobs from the TPP.
2. “After years of federal contracts going to foreign bidders, we are ensuring that government agencies enforce “Buy American” rules and give preference to American companies — and that American companies hire American workers.”
Lie:– Trump now calls for Americans to “buy American, hire American.” But this is misleading. Trump has a long history of outsourcing a variety of his own products. The Fact Checker has counted a total of 12 countries where Trump products were manufactured (China, the Netherlands, Mexico, India, Turkey, Slovenia, Honduras, Germany, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam, and South Korea).
3.“I have been talking about currency manipulation [by China] for a long time but I have to tell you, during the election they stopped”
Lie: -Trump falsely claims China stopped devaluing its currency since he took office. China had not devalued its currency for about two years prior to his election. In fact, as recently as 10 days before his announcement that China was not manipulating its currency, Trump falsely blamed China for being a “world champion” of devaluing the yuan.