Eric Trump Gets “Four Pinocchios” Rating For His Post Claiming Border Wall Costs Less Than Obamacare Site

The Washington Post reports:

“President Trump’s wall costs less than the Obamacare website. Let that sink in, America.” — Quote attributed to comedian Tim Allen in an Instagram post by Eric Trump. Eric Trump, one of the president’s sons, has quite a following on social media, so his posts attract a lot of attention. But there are two big problems. First, it’s factually incorrect. Second, while Allen is a conservative, he did not say this. A query to the Trump Organization, where Trump is vice president, for comment did not receive a response.

There was a Tim Allen — unrelated to the actor — who on Aug. 25 posted a lengthy diatribe on Facebook that included this line. This Tim Allen describes himself as a jewelry technician who lives in Franklin, Va. But that did not stop thousands of people from distributing his post as coming from the actor. As it turns out, the day before Allen’s post, singer Ted Nugent posted virtually the same list of statements. Nugent urged people to share the post.

Hit the link for comparisons of the actual costs. The Post has given Eric Trump its Four Pinocchios rating.

 

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