President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday night with a rally in Orlando, Florida.
During his 76-minute speech, the president made more than 15 false statements, according to a CNN fact check.
On his energy accomplishments, Trump boasted: “And we’ve ended the last administration’s cruel and heartless law on American energy. What they were doing to our energy should never be forgotten. The United States is now the number-one producer of oil and natural gas anywhere in the world. We are, by the way, the number-one producer of energy in the world because of what we’ve done right now.”
According to CNN’s fact check: “The US was the world’s number-one energy producer before Trump took office — since 2012, under the very president Trump accused of waging the heartless war.”
On Russia, Trump suggested the Mueller investigation was illegal0: “We accomplished more than any other president has in the first two and a half years of a presidency, and under circumstances that no president has had to deal with before, because we did, in the middle of the great and illegal witch hunt, things that nobody have been able to accomplish, not even close.”
CNN noted: “There is simply no evidence that the investigation into the Trump campaign’s relationship with Russia was illegal.”
Trump suggested the environment has improved under his administration: “Our air and water are the cleanest they’ve ever been by far.”
According to CNN: “After a prolonged period of improvement, US air quality is now getting worse, according to the American Lung Association, which has produced an annual data report on the subject for 20 years.”0