WASHINGTON, DC — President Donald Trump strongly denies that there is chaos in his administration, during his first solo press conference at the White House on Thursday.
Trump also blames the media for what he calls fake news.
“I turned on the TV, opened the newspapers, and I see stories of chaos… chaos,” he told the White House Press Corps. “Yet it is the exact opposite — this administration is running like a fine-tuned machine.”
The President also seemed to have uttered some falsehoods of his own — first, claiming that his election victory was monumental.
“…Because people came out and voted like they’ve never seen before. Well, that’s the way it goes. It was actually the biggest electoral win since Ronald Reagan.”
But that’s not the case — according to reports, Trump won 306 electoral college votes, but was still way behind his recent presidential predecessors.
Barack Obama won 332 electoral college votes in 2012, and 365 in 2008. Bill Clinton got 370 electoral college votes in 1992, and 379 in 1996. George Bush won 426 electoral college in 1988.
During the news conference, Trump also said he inherited a mountain of problems from the Obama administration.
“To be honest, I inherited a mess. It’s a mess at home and abroad…a mess. Jobs are pouring out of the country,” he said.
But experts say the economy is not a mess; it’s not even in recession. In January 2017, the unemployment rate was 4.8 percent — compared to 7.8 percent in January 2009, when obama took office.
Last month, the economy also added 227,000 jobs.
President Trump also boasts that his administration has made incredible progress, just weeks into his presidency.
“I don’t think there’s ever been a President elected who in this short period of time has done what we’ve done… in fact, because the people get it. Much of the media doesn’t get it. They actually get it, but they don’t write it,” he said. “But our new Rasmussen poll just came out, just a very short while ago, and it has our approval rating at 55 percent and going up.”
While the poll results may be true, some political pundits say the Rasmussen poll is an outlier that gives Trump an approval rating several points higher, compared to others in the field.
A new Gallup poll, for example, shows Trump with an approval rating at 40 percent — the lowest since he took office — and a disapproval rate of 54 percent.
While the left called his news conference a circus, Trump supporters call it a success, saying it was a winning display of confidence from the president.
A new poll from Pew Research Center shows Trump’s GOP supporters are happy with how he’s handling the presidency.
The poll currently says 84 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents approve of Trump.
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