The Week reports:
President Trump is traveling to North Dakota on Wednesday, where he will visit an Andeavor oil refinery to discuss tax reform. “We are the highest taxed nation in the world,” Trump added to this announcement on Twitter, an entirely false statement that he has made at least three times.
“By all metrics we looked at, the United States is far from the most taxed nation overall and for businesses,” wrote Politifact when they were correcting this assertion in May. When it comes to tax revenue as a percentage of the GDP, the United States in 2012 (the last year with complete data) did not even break the top 30 countries in the world, Politifact adds.
Will be going to North Dakota today to discuss tax reform and tax cuts. We are the highest taxed nation in the world – that will change.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2017
— PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) September 6, 2017