The biggest story in America for the past week has been the new details about President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget plan.
The Trump team is working full-time trying to spin the story and cover up all of the awful cuts contained in their spending plan. Trump’s top staffers have been making bold claims about their budget and making sharp criticisms at the programs they want to eliminate.
It turns out that the Trump team’s budget talking points are a bunch of BS! One of America’s most reliable news organizations has the facts to prove it.
The New York Times just came up with a devastating fact-check of the Trump administration’s comments about the budget proposal. Reporters found numerous factual errors that can easily be shut down with publicly available information.
The New York Times pointed to three claims in particular, all made by Trump administration budget director Mick Mulvaney:
“Mulvaney suggested that Meals on Wheels is ineffective.”
Fact check: FALSE
“He criticized the Community Development Block Grant program overall.”
Fact check: EXAGGERATED
“He asserted that after-school programs have no effect on performance.”
Fact check: MISLEADING
The New York Times picked apart the Trump administration’s claims and found a ton of “alternative facts.”
This is par for the course for the Trump team at this point. They are basically flaunting the fact that they don’t care about the truth.