Trump Fact-Checked On His Numerous Lies At Pennsylvania Rally

President Donald Trump was fact-checked by The New York Times for the numerous lies that he told during a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Trump falsely claimed: 

Highways would take 21 years to get approved. We have it down to two years, and it’s going to be one year very shortly.

The New York Times stated:

Average wait times for a permit ranged from three to six years from the fiscal years 1999 to 2016, according to the Federal Highway Administration.

In the 2017 fiscal year, the average wait time was three years and 10 months, almost double Mr. Trump’s claim of a two-year period. (Data for the 2018 fiscal year, which ends in September, is not yet available.)

Trump also lied about the immigration lottery system:

Our first lottery winner — let’s see, he has seven convictions for theft. He’s killed nine people. And we’re getting him the hell out of our country and giving them to the stupid politicians that have been running the United States for many years.

The New York Times stated:

Mr. Trump has previously said that other countries were not “giving us their best” through the diversity visa lottery program. He has now escalated that unsubstantiated — and vague — claim into a false one by suggesting that foreign governments are sending murderers through the program.

Trump then lied about Senate Minority leader Church Schumer:

Chain migration. And this was a Schumer deal. Schumer wanted this.

The New York Times busted Trump for lying again:

Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York and the Senate minority leader, sponsored what became the diversity visa lottery in 1990, but family-based immigration has been a facet of American immigration policy long before Mr. Schumer’s political career began.

Family relationships have been a basis for admitting new immigrants since the 1920s, according to the Congressional Research Service,

Trump also lied about drawing larger crowds than the most popular musicians:

[Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Bruce Springsteen] were drawing crowds smaller than my crowds.

The New York Times called Trump out for lying yet again:

Mr. Trump has claimed 20,000 to 49,000 people attended his biggest rallies during the 2016 presidential campaign. Even taking Mr. Trump at his word, those figures pale in comparison to audiences that have assembled to hear Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Mr. Springsteen perform.

The New York Times noted more lies that Trump told during the rally:

(Sources: The New York Times, MSNBC via YouTube)

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