Trump Told a False Statement Every 4.5 Minutes at the State of the Union

Trump averaged one false claim ever, four and a half minutes of his first State of the Union. He’s definitely no stranger to “alternative facts” and made plenty of assertions during the speech, which simply weren’t true.

For example, the president stated, “After years and years of wage stagnation, we are finally seeing rising wages.”

This is actually a false claim, as wages have actually fallen.

He also claimed that the war on American energy has finally ended, as well as the war on “beautiful clean coal” — which is false on several levels, considering there wasn’t a war on American energy and clean coal doesn’t exist.

He asserted that since the election, 2.4 million new jobs have been created, even though this is actually the slowest gain in jobs since 2010.

He claimed that he has enacted the biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history, and that the “massive” tax cuts provide tremendous relief for the middle class and small businesses. Both of these statements are also false, considering that over 75% of said cuts went toward the wealthy.

The visa lottery was also a subject full of false claims — like that the visa lottery randomly hands out green cards without any regard to merit or safety to the American people.

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