Trump made at least eight false claims, seven of which he had previously made. (The new was a strange statement about Melania Trump and Kim Jong Un.) And he made at least five allegations that we would call misleading, questionable, or contextless.
"The First Lady met Kim Jong Un and I think she would agree with me that he is a man of tremendous potential," said Trump.
Facts First : Melania Trump was not present at any of Trump's three meetings with Kim Jong Un, and there is no evidence that she ever spoke to Kim .
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement on Monday: "President Trump trusts his wife on many issues, including the detailed elements of his close relationship with Chairman Kim ̵
We still call the statement wrong. Trump's phrase "met" clearly indicated some degree of personal interaction between Melania Trump and Kim.
The Iran Deal and the Money
that "we gave them $ 150 billion."
The Expiration of the Iran Agreement
Trump said the nuclear deal was "almost over, if you think about it".
The Trade Deficit with the European Union
Trump said, "The EU is another: we have lost $ 180 billion a year for many years."
The Trade Deficit with China
Trump said that China "took" $ 500 billion for "many, many years" and "every single year".
Revenue from Customs on China
Trump said of China, "We have billions in revenue." He also said, "The United States, which has never collected 10 cents from China, will collect tariffs in excess of $ 100 billion in a relatively short time."
Trump claimed that unemployment was "the lowest" ever for Asian Americans.
"I feel that the United States has tremendous wealth, the wealth is under its feet, I have brought that wealth to life, we will soon be one of us will export soon – in fact we are doing it now. Exporting. But we are now the number one energy producer in the world and soon it will be by far, with a few pipelines that have not been allowed for many, many years could, "said Trump.
Misleading, Questionable or Missing Claims
Environmental Impact Declarations
"I'm an environmentalist, many people do not understand this, I've probably done more environmental impact assessments than anyone else – me I think I can definitely say that because I've done many, many, many more than anyone else who has ever been president or vice president or close to a president, "Trump said.
Trump is the first president or vice president who is a major commercial real estate developer. It is therefore likely that he was involved in more environmental impact assessments than the others. But this certainly does not make him the leading environmentalist in the group.
Ireland and the United Kingdom
Asked about trade relations with the United Kingdom, Trump said: "I love the UK, I own it. I love Britain. I have no idea how it works I own Turnberry and I own in Aberdeen and I own, as you know, Doonbeg in Ireland. "
] Facts first : Ireland, where Trump's Doonbeg Golf Club is located, does not belong to the UK.
The magazine estimates that its assets fell from $ 4.5 billion in 2015 to $ 3.1 billion.
Russia, Crimea and Obama
Trump reiterated his claim that Russia had been suspended from the G8 because of Barack Obama's personal embarrassment of being "outwitted" by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"President Obama was taken away so to speak, not President Trump taken away, President Obama taken away President Obama was not happy That this happened because he was embarrassed, right? He was very embarrassed, and he wanted Russia out And that was his determination, he was outwitted by Putin, "Trump said.
The overthrow of Russia was not only supported by Obama. but the leaders of Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy.
Trade Relations with China
Trump said of his relationship with China, "We had many calls, Secretary Mnuchin is here and you have received a lot of calls in the past 24 hours, but certainly in the past We received many calls, not just one, these are high-level calls. "