Former President Donald Trump is set to make a “very big announcement” at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida on November 15.
Trump has long hinted at running for president in 2024 and has disdained potential rivals Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin. The full results of the 2022 midterm elections are yet to be counted, but some pundits have described Trump as the “huge loser” of the midterm elections and blame him for the weaker than expected results. suggests that.
Since 2011, PolitiFact has fact-checked Trump 960 times as a businessman, presidential candidate, and president. He is PolitiFact’s most fact-checked politician in his Truth-O-Meter. He spreads conspiracy theories, repeats unfounded and false claims, and has won PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year award three times.
His record on the Truth-O-Meter was recorded in February 2011 when people who went to school with then-President Barack Obama claimed they had “never seen him.” It started with a fire judgment. This was part of Trump’s push for the “Berser” conspiracy theory, which falsely claimed that Obama was not a US citizen and therefore could not be president.
But the unsubstantiated claims and acceptance of conspiracy theories didn’t stop there.
Each year, PolitiFact’s editors pick the lie that has played the most significant role in undermining the truth and label it the lie of the year.
In 2015, PolitiFact named Trump’s false statements during the Republican primary as the collective lie of the year.
His track record of accuracy as president did not improve as he won the 2017 lie after claiming that Russia’s intervention in the 2016 presidential election was a “hoax.” In 2019, he won the award for lying again after a whistleblower claimed his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was “almost completely wrong.” He shared the 2020 “award” for downplaying the coronavirus threat and embracing conspiracy theories about the virus.
In his final weeks as president, Trump refused to accept his election loss and called for a trip to Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021, to protest Congress’ recognition of the results of the 2020 presidential election. I recommended it to my supporters. That day’s U.S. Capitol riots led to nine deaths, hundreds of indictments, and a year-long investigation into him by House committees. In 2021, the Lies of the Year award went to a campaign that falsified the history of the January 6 riots.
Trump has the worst record of any politician fact-checked by Politifact. About 75% of Trump’s claims fell in the bottom half of our rating scale. False is his most common rating, with 356 claims so rated.
Trump is known for repeating baseless claims. He falsely claimed that his administration enacted “the greatest tax cuts and reforms in American history.”He also accused Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-California. He repeated the unsubstantiated claim that he came out in support.
PolitiFact barely checked Trump’s statements after he left his elected office. However, he recently returned to the Truth-O-Meter for false allegations of fraud in the midterm elections, and was charged with voting in Arizona and Nevada, mail-in ballots, in-person ballots in Michigan, and the 2020 election. questioned the completeness of .
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