President Donald Trump and his administration are famous for stating misleading, exaggerated and, at times, even fake facts. There have been various instances when the president and his aides have cited debunked conspiracy theories and glorified voter fraud myths.
We gathered a list of a few shocking claims that the president and his aides have made.
Recently, Trump cited a terrorist attack in Sweden that actually never happened. At a rally in Florida, he quoted a Fox News segment that had dedicated an entire slot to discussing an alleged crime rise in Sweden after the country opened its door to refugees.
However, he took to Twitter to clarify.
My statement as to what's happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2017
Not long ago, following Michael Flynn’s resignation, Sean Spicer said during a press briefing that Flynn was ordered to resign. Therefore, he denied White House’s past claims that Flynn resigned on his own.
Breaking: text of Flynn's resignation letter pic.twitter.com/KGue1cJFzL— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) February 14, 2017
Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s counselor, didn’t lag behind as she also fabricated a terror attack by refugees during an interview. She justified Trump’s travel ban and included an example of a terrorist attack carried out by Iraqi refugees in May 2011, in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She referred to it as the “Bowling Green Massacre” — but it was lie.
She was distorting the details of an incident that occurred in Bowling Green in 2011 when two Iraqi nationals were found guilty of transferring money and weapons to insurgents in Iraq.
President Trump also made another claim that wasn’t true. During a retreat in Philadelphia, he said that he and the president of Mexico mutually canceled their scheduled meeting. However, Enrique Peña Nieto, the Mexican president, said he had decided to cancel it after Trump insisted Mexico pay for Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Just a day into his presidency, Trump made a false claim about his inauguration crowd size. He claimed that the crowd for his swearing-in ceremony stretched down the National Mall to the Washington Monument and totaled more than 1 million people. However, according to reports, the National Mall looked noticeably emptier compared to the 2009 inauguration for Barack Obama and the Jan. 21 Women’s March.
We wonder how Trump plans to "Make America Great Again" if he and his aides continue to make such erroneous statements.
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