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WaPo Fact-Checker: Trump Op-Ed Has a Falsehood in Nearly Every Sentence

The Washington Post’s fact-check team reported Wednesday that almost every sentence in Trump’s opinion article for USA Today contains a misleading statement or a falsehood. The op-ed, which states “Democrats ‘Medicare for All’ plan will demolish promises to seniors,” contains previously debunked claims, the publication states. “Presumably the president is aware of our fact checks—he even links to one—but chose to ignore the facts in service of a campaign-style op-ed,” the article states. The Post article dissects the president’s piece line-by-line, correcting his claims along the way. Trump did get one thing right. According to the newspaper, Trump correctly stated that Medicare “studies have estimated that the program—under the version promoted by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)—would add $36 trillion in costs to the federal government over 10 years.”