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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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. Trump would repeat this misleading claim 16 more times before he actually revealed his plan to the public Sept. 27. ... Yet nothing in the plan revealed that day offered clarity as to how it was "the largest tax cut in our country's history."

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Instead, he outlined four still-somewhat-vague proposals while repeating some golden-oldie false or misleading facts about taxes, which we fact-checked in a roundup.

This tendency of Trump is all too familiar to the Fact Checker. He is quick to make claims full of superlatives -- the greatest this and the most beautiful that -- with little to no empirical evidence to support them. Trump proposed deep tax cuts, but so far, he has released only a nine-page framework that would start negotiations with lawmakers. Yet since five months ago, he flatly proclaimed his plan "is actually bigger than Reagan tax cuts."

The Fact Checker has completed two-thirds of our year-long project analyzing, categorizing and tracking every false or misleading claim by Trump, as well as his flip-flops. As of our latest update Oct. 10, 2017, or his 264th day in office, the president has made 1,318 claims over 263 days. He has averaged five claims a day, even picking up pace since the six-month mark. (Our full interactive graphic can be found here.)

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1318?

That's it?

Seems low to me.

#1 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-10 09:18 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

I know right?

#2 | Posted by 726 at 2017-10-10 10:17 AM | Reply

Listen to these videos about the real story about Puerto Rico right now:

Lucian @LucianRandolph

1) This is a former Staff Sergeant and Calvary Scout. He is in Puerto Rico. He's telling you the truth. FEMA and POTUS are lying to us.

2) I'm limited to 2:20 of video. Here is the final 1:01 of the clip.

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#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-10 11:31 AM | Reply

1318?
That's it?
Seems low to me.
I'm glad though.
Her emails.
She was the most dishonest candidate evar!

#1 | POSTED BY JEFFJ A

Fixt.

#4 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-10 09:42 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#4 Hopefully that buttrash will clear up.

#5 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-10 10:00 PM | Reply

If it were present you can rest assured that it would clear up quicker than that extra chromosome of yours, #5.

#6 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-10 10:14 PM | Reply

I wonder if ******* like #5 find it easier to be crybaby ******* before or they insult people or after they get slapped in the mouth.

LOL

#7 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-10 10:37 PM | Reply

but how many did obama have?

sniper's always biting rebuttal.

#8 | Posted by cjk85 at 2017-10-10 10:51 PM | Reply

do you good folks ever tire of the ping ponging here? grow up and think for yourselves for once

#9 | Posted by mutant at 2017-10-10 11:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#1 JeffJ

That's hilarious. Because you lap it right up and then post it on here. It's gotten so bad with you that you sound like a parrot.

#10 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-10-10 11:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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That's hilarious. Because you lap it right up and then post it on here. It's gotten so bad with you that you sound like a parrot.

#10 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

Parroting whom?

Anti-Trump people, I guess. Unless you think #1 was complimentary to Trump.

Hint: It wasn't.

#11 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-10 11:53 PM | Reply

The ------------------- is nothing if not prodigious.

#12 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2017-10-11 05:36 AM | Reply

The ------------------- is nothing if not prodigious. #12 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2017-10-11 05:36 AM

What difference does the child's color really make?

#13 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-10-11 08:33 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Simply alternative facts.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2017-10-11 08:50 AM | Reply

If Liberals worked as hard on getting jobs and not trying to fight against the 1st Amendment as they do on hanging on Trump's every word, this country would begin a new Golden Age.

#15 | Posted by humtake at 2017-10-11 11:43 AM | Reply

^FF!!!!!!!!

#16 | Posted by e1g1 at 2017-10-11 11:47 AM | Reply

"I moved on her like a bitch" was shown to be false and/or misleading too...

#17 | Posted by catdog at 2017-10-11 12:23 PM | Reply

If Liberals worked as hard on getting jobs and not trying to fight against the 1st Amendment as they do on hanging on Trump's every word, this country would begin a new Golden Age.
#15 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

You literally can't make up this level of stupid. Other conservatives; its people like humtake that make the rest of you look like complete fools also.

#18 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-11 02:14 PM | Reply

What difference does the child's color really make?

#13 | Posted by Avigdore

Ask trump.

He said skin color means you can't be an unbiased judge in court.

#19 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-11 03:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If Liberals worked as hard on getting jobs and not trying to fight against the 1st Amendment as they do on hanging on Trump's every word, this country would begin a new Golden Age.

#15 | Posted by humtake

Translation - I'm fine with the president lying to me all the time, because I hate liberals.

In other words, I'm a chump.

#20 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-11 03:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If Liberals worked as hard on getting jobs and not trying to fight against the 1st Amendment as they do on hanging on Trump's every word, this country would begin a new ------------- Age.

#15 | Posted by humtake

FTFY

#21 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-11 04:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

So basically Donald Trump invents Fake News 5 times a day.

#22 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-11 06:25 PM | Reply

He said skin color means you can't be an unbiased judge in court. - #19 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-11 03:21 PM

Why lie? A heritage is not a color.

#23 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-10-11 07:10 PM | Reply

Why lie? A heritage is not a color.

#23 | Posted by Avigdore

It is to trump.

"Brown = bad" is about as complex as his brain gets.

#24 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-11 09:28 PM | Reply

But...but...
Obama said "if you like your doctor, you can keep it" and then the GOP Congress and govs did everything to destroy the ACA, so that negates thousands of lies by Trump!

love,
the DR Righties Deflection Flailers

#25 | Posted by e1g1 at 2017-10-12 08:19 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

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