AP FACT CHECK: Trump's alternate reality marks presidency

 

January 18, 2018



WASHINGTON (AP) — For all his errant swings at the facts, President Donald Trump sometimes gets it just right.

"There's been no first year like this," he told a Florida rally last month.

Were truer words ever spoken?

This Department of Corrections has certainly never seen a first year like this. Falsehoods and exaggerations have tumbled relentlessly out of Trump's Twitter account, speeches and interviews, the vast majority in service of his ego.

Other presidents have skewered the truth — George W. Bush on the pretext for the Iraq war, Barack Obama on the benefits of "Obamacare" — but...



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