President Donald Trump bragged on Monday that his administration has a record for passing the most legislation, saying, “We’ve signed more bills — and I’m talking about through the legislature — than any president, ever.”
That alternative fact is obviously untrue. Trump is about average when it comes to turning bills into law; the past six presidents signed an average of 43 bills during the same period in office, while Trump has signed 42 bills. During his first six months, President Bill Clinton had signed 50 bills, while President Jimmy Carter signed 70 bills during the same time frame.
Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere debunked Trump’s odd claim on Tuesday’s “Pat & Stu.”
“That’s almost always the case when Donald Trump speaks. It’s usually just flat-out not true,” Pat pointed out, wondering why no one in Trump’s administration can manage to stop him from creating fake talking points.
Stu noted that even if the claim were accurate, saying your presidency is successful based on how much legislation you pass is a “nonsensical” measurement.