PolitiFact Discovers That Trump Blatantly Lied During His Inaugural Address (DETAILS)


PolitiFact was quick to correct President Trump during his inaugural address Friday, correcting him on his false claim that he won the 2016 presidential election in a “landslide.”

The fact-checking organization took to Twitter to call out the 45th President of the United States for blatantly lying to the American people just moments after taking the oath of office.

PolitiFact tweeted the following with a link to its article explaining how Trump lost the popular vote.

‘Donald Trump has claimed a landslide victory. That’s false,’ PolitiFact tweeted on Friday.

Trump won the 2016 presidential election with 306 electoral votes, 36 more than the 270 needed to secure the presidency.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by over 3 million votes, and 227 electoral votes.

PolitiFact ranks statements from U.S. politicians on a “Truth-O-Meter” to determine if a given statement is true, mostly true, half true, mostly false, false, or completely false, which they refer to as “pants on fire.”

According to a recent tweet from the news organization, they’ve fact-checked Trump 348 times, and found his claims to be false or “pants on fire” level false, over half of those times.

‘We have fact-checked Donald Trump 348 times. More than half rate False or Pants on Fire.’

During his inaugural address, Trump pledged to “rebuild our country and restore its promise for all our people.”

He claimed that the transfer of power that took place today wasn’t merely from one administration to another, but rather from one administration back to the American people.

He promised to fight against the Establishment and Washington, D.C. elites, while continually putting America first.

‘From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first. America first. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families,’ he told Americans during his inaugural address.

If there’s anything PolitiFact has managed to prove, it’s that what Donald Trump says and what he actually does are two very, very different things. So whether he will remain true to his word has yet to be determined.

Watch a clip from his inaugural address below, via Twitter:

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