Type: Misleading StatementsOct 22 2018 Severity: About: Environment
Trump made a misleading declaration on Twitter that the U.S. had the "Cleanest Air in the World - BY FAR!" While U.S. had relatively clean air at the time, it was President Obama who had pursued a plan to curb emissions. The map he put in his tweet was inaccurate. There were still pockets of pollution in the U.S. The U.S. did not have the world's cleanest air, ranking number 9 on the list countries with "clean air.