Highlights from the Orlando Campaign Kick Off Lie Fest:
Fact Check: “We are building the wall. We’re going to have over 400 miles of wall built by the end of next year.”
Actual: 258 if you count rebuilding damaged wall.
Fact Check: “We have among the cleanest and sharpest — crystal clean, you’ve heard me say it, I want it crystal clean — air and water anywhere on Earth.” …
Actual: From World Economic Forum: The index placed the United States at 10th for air quality and 29th for water and sanitation.
Fact check: “We’ve ended the last administration’s cruel and heartless war on American energy. What they were doing to our energy should never be forgotten. The US is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas anywhere in the world.”
Reality: We have been #1 since 2013.
Fact check: “For the first time in half a century, we’ve reduced the price of prescription drugs.”
Reality: Savings Solutions found that drug companies increased prices on more than 2,800 medicines in the first quarter of 2019.
Fact check: “We are rebuilding the U.S. Armed forces with $700 billion last year and $716 billion this year, far more than ever before.”
Reality: Adjusted for inflation, Congress authorized more money for the Pentagon every fiscal year between 2007 and 2012.
Fact check: “Since the election, we have created 6 million new jobs. Nobody thought that would be possible. They said it wouldn’t be possible.”
Reality: Actually, as President (not counting transition), Trump has added 5.4 million jobs. Obama had 6.1 million in the 28 month period prior to Trump becoming President.