AP FACT CHECK: Trump sells short the record of predecessors


December 20, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — In laying out his national security strategy, President Donald Trump sold short the records of his predecessors, speaking as if the energy boom started with him and the gates of America were wide open before he came along.

On Twitter, meanwhile, Trump tweeted a wrong score in the game of politics and got ahead of the facts in the deadly Washington state Amtrak crash.

A look at some of his statements Monday:

TRUMP on his predecessors: "They put American energy under lock and key."

THE FACTS: On the contrary, energy production was unleashed during Barack Obama's presidency...

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