Politifact: Yep, Trump Lied About His Bill-Signing Record

Politifact reports:

President Donald Trump is known for boasting about his achievements. But is he correct that he’s enacted more legislation than any other president?

At a West Palm Beach fire station on Dec. 27, Trump said, “You know, one of the things that people don’t understand — we have signed more legislation than anybody. We broke the record of Harry Truman.”

According to calculations by govtrack.com — a nonpartisan website that collects congressional and other governmental data — Trump actually ranked last in legislation signed among post-World War II presidents in their first calendar year who took office on the regular four-year cycle (as opposed to those who were elevated to the presidency after a death or resignation).

All told, Trump’s statement is “nonsense,” said Max J. Skidmore, a University of Missouri-Kansas City political scientist who has written several books on the presidency. “Trump has signed only one major piece of legislation, barely working that into his first year.” We rate the statement False.

  • Lazycrockett
  • Judas Peckerwood

    It would be much more efficient to just point out the rare occasions when Trump’s not telling a lie.

    • Mikey

      like when he’s sleeping?
      or when his mouth is frozen and his dentist has 12 different dental tools whirring away in his face-hole?

      • MT YVR

        Nope, not then. The whining is too similar… can’t listen. 😛

      • shellback

        Correction: Thump would just take out his dentures to be repaired on a convenient table.

      • Uncle Mark

        The inhuman slug lies out his ass, no matter what’s in his ever-gaping maw

    • Gerry Fisher

      THIS

  • bkmn
  • Bambino
  • That_Looks_Delicious
  • bkmn
    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      Absolutely no surprise there.

    • Bluto
      • Bluto
        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          OK – this is my vision for heaven.

        • Helen Damnation™

          I just texted Frank Gallagher to beg for a syrup mission of mercy. Now that he’s drankin’ again he’ll make the trip for $20 plus gas.

          • Bluto

            I really have no idea what you’re saying but I like the sound of it, lol.

          • Igby

            “Shameless”

          • Helen Damnation™

            My friend Bluto, if you haven’t see the TV series Shameless, you must find a way to watch the entire series immediately. It is one of the best of the best of our time, even better than Breaking Bad.

          • Bluto

            I loved BB, thanks for the recommendation.

          • Helen Damnation™

            And I’m talking about the US version, although the UK one is entertaining. I like the US boyz better, in love with Lip, who reminds me of a high school boyfriend.

    • Mike Andrechuk

      Actually our minimum wage (ontario) will be $14 Jan. 1.

      • bzrd

        California’s will be $10.50 Jan. 1

      • prixator

        And $15 in 2019 (if the PCs don’t reverse it if they win the election in June).

  • William

    Screw it. I threw my shocked face in the trash.

    • Uncle Mark

      Hell, my right arm is so pumped from ‘clutching the pearls’ this year, I can’t even bend it anymore to reach those pearls.

      • trouble94114

        Thank you… you’ve helped me figure out why I’ve suddenly developed tennis elbow in my left (non dominant) arm. It’s the one I use for pearl clutching.

  • ohbear1957
    • prixator

      False titties?

  • bkmn

    Everything he says is self serving, always has been.

  • Sporkfighter
  • bkmn
  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Dear, Glorious Leader lied? That can’t be.

  • Tim

    What hasn’t he lied about?

  • BlackGayVeganAtheist
    • That_Looks_Delicious

      When he said he could shoot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue and not lose any of his supporters, and when he said he loves the poorly educated. Those two were true.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    OT: More then three months since Maria, and many residents still do not have power.
    Heckuva job, Dotard!

    • HoneyBoySmith

      This has really bothered me.

      If it was Houston that was in distress FOR MONTHS from the devastation of Harvey, the news media would be broadcasting the carnage all day, every day.

      But, since many Americans don’t seem to understand that Puerto Ricans are US fucking CITIZENS, their distress isn’t broadcast.

      This infuriates me.

    • teeveedub

      Yes. 45% of the population. And even many of those who do have electricity are doing so based on local generator power and not any kind of restored infrastructure.

      The lack of action from this administration and from Congress is abhorrent.

  • PickyPecker

    OT: Snowing still with at lest 5″ on the ground. Temps holding around 10°F. Thought I’d suprise the hubster with some tasty comfort food. Bigly pan of spinach- stuffed lasagne rollups!
    http://cdn-image.myrecipes.com/sites/default/files/image/recipes/hunts/Spinach_Lasagna_Roll-ups_with_Tomato_Coulis_300px.jpg

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Kleptanka: Take it to the next level with giant clam shell center pieces and champagne popsicles.

      • PickyPecker
        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          The giant clam shell will certainly match the pattern of the lasagna rollups.

          • PickyPecker

            That’s just so gay!!

        • another_steve

          Gay 101: Presentation is 90 percent of the thing.

          You can serve your guests horse shit, but presented well it will be praised.

          • MT YVR

            My success rate with men is definitely something in the “this proves this” column… 😛

        • JT

          To be more appropriate for Ivanka, the crystal could be replaced with gobs of slime drooling down.
          https://i.giphy.com/media/pXIw56xZGZtWE/giphy.gif

        • Statistics Palin

          Looks like an altar for summoning Cthulhu.

        • Uncle Mark

          Didn’t that thing come to life in Beetlejuice?

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        “Problem solved!”

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          Dang! I knew I had missed the most important part!

    • PickyPecker

      ps. My African Grey parrot LOVES cooked pasta!

    • Gerry Fisher

      Wow. 🙂

    • ceeenbee

      Thanks a fucking lot. I looked those up and now am going to have to try them. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ee93c1422b4c9bc94be149f53cf311219db033ae36453f984a4e09de46133db9.jpg

    • Bob Conti

      The other night I made a pot roast in the pressure cooker, 70 minutes to cook once it hit pressure, came out perfectly, along with the potatoes, turnips and carrots. I forgot to do a food porn pic. Next time.

      • Grumpy Old Man

        I’ve gotten so out of touch that I can’t even do pot roast right. When I got here from Montana (1972), pot roast was my go to; it was the perfect food with carrots and potatoes although I started out w/o carrots since potatoes were a vegetable but I was soon convinced otherwise.

    • GanymedeRenard

      Too bad you’re already taken, Mr. P.!

    • Wynter Marie Starr

      You’re a great husband. Can I come over for dinner?

      • BockMcMillan

        You’re a great husband, Picky dear friend. Can I move in for eternal dinners.

        I am both cleanly and quiet (when I want to) and will keep out of your and your husbands way when you want to play hide the salami… Just feed me!!!

    • HoneyBoySmith

      It’s rude to post deliciousness like that and not invite the whole class.

      There are many, many JMGers who want to eat those rollups!

      • JAKvirginia

        Yeahhhhh…….. 🙁

        • BockMcMillan

          Yeahhhhh…….. 🙁

    • JCF

      Mmmm!

    • ceeenbee
  • Outlaw Woman

    I wonder if it is Trump making up lies himself, or if he just has himself surrounded by yes-men who are feeding him happy-crappy.

    Either way, it’s not what any of us want in a president.

    • JP

      I actually suspect someone just tells him this stuff and he runs with it. You really think he even knows who Truman is let alone his record? I felt the same when he was saying he had the biggest electoral college victory since Reagan. When called on it, he said it’s what someone told him. I believe that’s what someone told him and he ran with it.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Is there a single subject he hasn’t lied about ??

  • Chris Baker

    Maybe Roy Moore should put a 10 commandments sculpture in front of Mar-A-Lago.

  • another_steve

    Extract Jared. Make him my sex slave.

    Nuke the rest of the clan.

    • Helen Damnation™

      Oh god, really? He probably shaves his entire body, because Ivanka said so. Or maybe he’s just hairless to being with. (Eww, men that are totally smooth make me turn away in shame.)

      • Henry Auvil

        I agree with you about men shaving, but Little Lord Fauntleroy does possess a patch of chest hair and a cute treasure trail. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/680ea7b124bb83ce474d21ccebbdfe4d656f973b466d820f7842513aa1cc8272.jpg

        • Helen Damnation™

          Hell, if I had only that much body hair I would shave it off. The fact that he doesn’t probably means he secretly longs for a hairy, masculine body, even one that isn’t his.

      • another_steve

        I will post pics of totally smooth men later tonight, when all of my fellow American brothers are not online on JMG in the workplace.

        I have immaculate taste when it comes to smooth men.

    • Henry Auvil

      I imagine Jared would be one of those whiny little bottoms who take issue with your choice of lubes. “But Ivanka always bought überlube!”

      • netxtown

        I’m sure he can tell ya what flavor it is as quick as it is applied….

      • another_steve

        Jared will jump into my bed. Like an animal.

        After years of Ivanka, I will be his messiah.

    • ScubaBearLA

      From orbit. Because it’s the only way to be sure.

      😈

  • Boreal
    • Chucktech

      And not only is that absolutely snark free, it’s merely and succinctly matter of fact.

      Deplorable.

  • Boreal
  • Hank

    The only thing he has signed are the REVERSALS of Obama policies, like Oil drilling safety, GLBT protections by the Federal Government….. etc.

  • Hank
  • Natty Enquirer

    He’s trying to count Executive Orders, which, of course, are not legislation.

  • Megrim Twist

    Why does anyone feel the need to check? Every single word that comes out of his putrid, ugly mouth is a lie. Every. Single. Word.

  • Hunter M

    I save time and just assume that he’s lying about everything. The more he whines about something the more likely he’s done what he’s claiming he didn’t do.

  • GanymedeRenard

    I can foresee a devaluation of the verb ‘to lie’ under this administration. No kidding.

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    He lied? LOL, the real shock would have been if he’d told the truth. The baby man is pathological liar.

  • ceeenbee

    The tiny fingered, cheeto-faced, ferret wearing shitgibbon lied. Next you’re going to tell us water is wet.

    • M Jackson

      Brilliant avatar-ing.

  • Lars Littlefield

    Have I mentioned lately that I do not like Trump?

  • josephsinger

    Does Trump hold the record for most lies while in office?

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Lying liar is confirmed to be lying liar.

    The obvious retort: and this surprises who exactly?

  • BartmanLA

    What’s incredibly amazing is that he continues to make such false statements yet the MSM won’t challenge him on it, only his cronies who deflect and respond in ways that are nothing more than double speak. I wished one interviewer would actually say to Trump “WHY ARE YOU LYING?” Just once… would love to see his head explode over that!

  • JCF

    Why is Drumpf’s LIE not “Pants On Fire”???

  • Xaca

    Like Judge Judy says: How do you know when Trump is lying?

    His mouth is moving.

  • RealityBass

    It’s almost like you’re saying Trump is a big fat liar.