Felix Sater

“Our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it. I will get all of Putin’s team to buy in on this, I will manage this process.”

— A boast from convicted felon Felix Sater, a childhood friend of Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen and a Russian immigrant who claims to be close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. This quote comes from a November 3rd, 2015 email and was published in The New York Times last August.

 

Exaggerations, Misrepresentations, and Outright Falsehoods

  • In Trump’s State Of The Union speech last night, he mischaracterized the tax cut as the “biggest in history” (it’s not)
  • Trump incorrectly claimed real wages are rising (they’re barely tracking inflation)
  • He said that the U.S. has corrected its trade imbalance with China (it’s actually up 12% over last year)
  • He claimed credit for the construction of a new Chrysler plant in Michigan (the deal was made before he was a presidential candidate, much less a president)
  • He declared that the U.S. is a net energy exporter (it’s a net importer)
  • He squeezed in at least two dozen additional dubious statements that can be found here at Politifact.