President Donald Trump falsely claimed on Twitter that he “broke Harry Truman’s record” of legislative approvals during his first year in office:
With all my Administration has done on Legislative Approvals (broke Harry Truman’s Record), Regulation Cutting, Judicial Appointments, Building Military, VA, TAX CUTS & REFORM, Record Economy/Stock Market and so much more, I am sure great credit will be given by mainstream news?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2017
CNN’s John King fact-checked Trump’s lie:
I’m sorry, Mr. President, your record does not match Harry Truman. A lot of them were big victories. You have one achievement, and that’s the tax cut plan unless you consider the Russia sanctions—but the president does not like that bill.
Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale tweeted that Trump is way behind every modern U.S. president:
This is an epic Trump lie on “legislative approvals.” First of all, Truman doesn’t have the record. Second, Trump has signed fewer bills than: Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, H.W. Bush, Clinton, W. Bush, and Obama. pic.twitter.com/44dp6rbRkY
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) December 22, 2017
While signing the Republican tax bill that benefits the wealthy and corporations (his only bill signed into law), Trump falsely claimed that he “more legislative victories than any other president,” tweeted CNBC reporter Christina Wilkie:
Trump claims he has won 88 “legislative approvals,” whatever those are. He adds, “We have more legislative victories than any other president.” pic.twitter.com/TPd2rosBnq
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) December 22, 2017