Donald Trump Exaggerated About Lifting "4.3 Million Americans Off of Food Stamps"

Type: Misleading StatementsNov 02 2018 Severity:
About: Food Stamp Program
President Trump held a Rally in Huntington, W.Va. for Patrick Morrisey, the Republican challenger to Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin. During his speech, Trump claimed to have "lifted 4.3 Americans off of food stamps." Which would have only been true if he began counting from November of 2016, which was before he was in office and able to enact any change in the Food Stamps Program.

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Quote | He made a misleading statement about how many he got off of food stamps.

"We lifted 4.3 million Americans off of food stamps," Trump said, at a Rally in West Virginia.