FactCheck.org has examined President Trump’s first 100 days and, in separate stories, recaps Trump’s misleading and false statements, and delivers a scorecard on the 28 promises in his “100-day action plan to Make America Great Again.”
In 100 Days of Whoppers, the nonpartisan fact-checking site presents a chronological, day-to-day list of Trump’s misstatements, questionable claims, exaggerations and falsehoods. FactCheck.org also released a video version (seen below).
“Donald Trump — whom we crowned the ‘King of Whoppers’ when he was a long-shot candidate in 2015 — has held true to form during his first 100 days as president of the United States,” FactCheck.org said. At that time, “we said: ‘He stands out not only for the sheer number of his factually false claims, but also for his brazen refusals to admit error when proved wrong.’ And Trump is no different as president.” Among the claims examined are:
- Trump’s false claim that his inaugural crowd was larger than Obama’s;
- the false claim that his electoral college majority was larger than that of any president since Ronald Reagan;
- the baseless claim that massive voter fraud gave Hillary Clinton her popular vote plurality last year;
- the groundless claim that Obama had ordered Trump’s phones tapped during the campaign;
- and Trump’s boast claiming credit for jobs gained during Obama’s last weeks in office.
In the story ‘100-Day Action Plan’ Scorecard, FactCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, writes that Trump “has kept some promises [and] broken a few,” and that many “are still a work in progress.” Among them, FactCheck.org finds that Trump:
- Did, as promised, withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership;
- Broke his promise and changed his position on labeling China a currency manipulator;
- Has not proposed legislation to fund construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall;
- Sought to suspend immigration from “terror-prone regions” but Trump’s order has been blocked by the courts;
- and kept a promise to replace Justice Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court, nominating Judge Neil Gorsuch (who has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate).