Has Trump cut more regulations than any president in history?

“We’ve cut more regulations than any president in history — by far, it’s not even a contest.”
— Donald Trump, interview with Mike Huckabee, Oct. 7, 2017

President Trump is no shrinking violet when it comes to touting what he regards as his achievements. More often than not, he is wrong.

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Interior Secretary Zinke’s claim that the U.S. has struggled to produce ‘low-cost, abundant and reliable energy’

“Our country has inherited an energy-dependent country from previous generations, and in recent years, we’ve struggled to be self-sufficient in producing low-cost, abundant and reliable energy.”

— Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, in remarks during a speech at the Heritage Foundation, Sept. 29, 2017

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President Trump has made 1,318 false or misleading claims over 263 days

Five months before unveiling his tax plan, President Trump claimed that it “is the biggest tax cut in history. This is bigger than Reagan. … This is actually bigger than Reagan tax cuts.” We warned readers at the time that there was no public proposal yet and that this was a dubious claim properly measured as a percentage of the nation’s gross domestic product.

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Is the United States one of seven countries that ‘allow elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy?’

“Seven out of 198 nations allow elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.”
— statement of Trump administration policy, Oct. 2, 2017

The House approved a ban on 20-week abortions this week, and this dramatic statistic caught our attention:

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Are red low-tax states subsidizing blue high-tax states through the tax code?

“We want to get the federal government out of the business of subsidizing the states.”
–Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, interview on ABC’s “This Week,” Oct. 1, 2017

“Is it fair that other states subsidize states that have high state taxes?”
–House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif,), interview on Fox Business Network, Sept. 29

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The NFL and the First Amendment: A Guide to the Debate

““Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a (expletive) off the field right now. Out. He’s fired. He’s fired! … But you know what’s hurting the game more than that? When people like yourselves turn on television and you see those people taking the knee when they are playing our great national anthem. ‘”
— President Trump, remarks during a rally in Alabama, Sept. 22, 2017

President Trump’s remarks on NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem stoked a debate over football player’s right to protest during a game. Many Republican lawmakers have responded to Trump’s comments, framing the issue as a matter of free speech and respect of military veterans. On Sept. 23, Trump doubled down on his initial comments in a series of tweets, reiterating his initial assertion that players who protest during the national anthem should be fired.

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Tim Kaine’s claim the Las Vegas shooter ‘was only stopped’ because he lacked a ‘silencer’

“He was only stopped finally because he did not have a silencer on his weapon. And the sound drew people to the place where he was ultimately stopped. Can you imagine what this would have been if he had silencers on these weapons?”
— Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), interview with The Washington Post, Oct. 2, 2017

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Are most Planned Parenthood clinics in urban areas where women have adequate access to care?

“You know, first, most Planned Parenthood settings are in urban areas, urban areas that have lots of OB/GYNs. . . . Now, as it turns out, the folks who don’t have access to those cancer screenings live in rural areas. They live in areas where there are not enough physicians. So the idea is that we want someone to have to drive — a lower-income person drive — three hours to a Planned Parenthood facility there to get her screening, or would we rather take that money and put it back in the rural area to allow her to get her health care there?”
— Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), health-care debate on CNN, Sept. 25, 2017

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Bernie Sanders claims the world’s six wealthiest people have as much wealth as half the global population

“There is no moral or economic justification for the six wealthiest people in the world having as much wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population, 3.7 billion people.”

— Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), remarks during a speech at Westminster College, Sept. 21, 2017

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Did President Trump add $33 million to Puerto Rico’s debt by bankrupting a golf course there?

“Trump Made Puerto Rico’s Debt Worse After His Golf Course Filed For Bankruptcy — REPORT”
Headline on Bustle.com, Sept. 27, 2017

“One of Trump’s S—-y Golf Courses Cost Puerto Rican Taxpayers Millions of Dollars”
Headline on Jezebel.com, Sept. 26, 2017

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