But inside the arena, there was only support. For the next hour, Trump boasted about his successes, dismissed controversies, heckled the press and lambasted the Democrats. It was a classic 2016 “Make America Great Again” rally transported to 2018 — complete with a plethora of false or misleading statements.
We counted at least 29, 20 of which we have covered extensively in our project cataloguing all of the president’s false or misleading claims. There were old favorites (the Russia investigation is a witch hunt) and new regulars (we’re reopening NASA). Nearly a third were immigration-related.
By the end of the hour, the president made a false or misleading claim almost once every two minutes. The video above fact-checks a handful of these claims. We also contributed to an audio analysis of this rally.