Donald Trump Said His Administration "Lifted Almost 4 Million Americans Off of Food Stamps"

Type: Takes Undeserved CreditSep 06 2018 Severity:
About: Food Stamp Program
President Trump attended a rally to support Matt Rosendale, a candidate for the Montana Senate. Later in the speech, Trump bragged that almost 4 million Americans were off of food stamps since his presidency, but data showed 2.8 million fewer people collected food stamps since he had taken office. This trend began before his presidency. Also, reports suggested that some immigrant families had dropped out of food stamps, fearing his administration’s immigration policies.

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Quote | He touted food stamps numbers and added some from before his presidency.

"[We’ve] lifted almost 4 million Americans off of food stamps,” Trump said at a Montana rally.