The year is coming to a close, so the most inconsequential president in recent history is taking time away from his golfing to sell his many shortcomings as accomplishments. And while his Republican audience gobbles up his lies and truths, real Americans are once again, shaking their heads at yet another lie
This time, the lie is about his legislative progress. Trump calls it “a record!”
While meeting with Firefighters today, Trump was forced to praise himself due to a lack of congressional Republicans on hand to do the job.
“We got a lot of legislation passed,” Trump said Wednesday, according to a pool report. “But I believe—and you would have to ask those folks who will know the real answer—we have more legislation passed, including the record was Harry Truman a long time ago. And we broke that record, so we got a lot done.” In actuality, Trump has signed 96 bills, the fewest of any president since before Truman. Trump may have been referencing a similar claim his then-press secretary Sean Spicer made in April, when Trump had signed 28 bills, slightly more than other modern presidents had signed at that point in their terms, but considerably less than predecessors like Truman and Roosevelt.