Fact-Checking the Facts

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from TPPF,

What to Know: CNN couldn’t find anything in President Trump’s recent speech on the nation’s environmental achievements to find false in its “fact-check.” Here’s just one example.

“Trump said the US is ranked “number one” in the world in ‘access to clean drinking water,’” CNN reported. “Facts First: This is correct. The US is tied for first with nine other countries, according to the 2018 version of the Environmental Performance Index developed by Yale University, Columbia University and the World Economic Forum. The other countries are Canada, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Greece, Italy, Malta and Spain.”

The TPPF Take: The administration’s numbers are correct.

“As usual, reporters and pundits are trying their best to undermine the Trump administration—but the facts about America’s environmental leadership are unassailable,” said TPPF’s Jason Isaac. “We’re leading the world in clean air and number one in the world for clean water, all while becoming the largest energy producer in the world. These numbers are proof that economic growth and environmental quality go hand in hand.”

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