At NATO, Trump Claimed The U.S. Ran Out Of Ammo Prior To Him Becoming POTUS
President Trump held official meetings with two foreign leaders and the head of NATO and made at least 21 false claims at the alliance summit in London on Tuesday, according to CNN.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Candian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were treated to the Trump Special.
Trump made false claims about NATO while with Stoltenberg and separate claims about Europe while with Macron.
Topics that CNN fact-checked President Trump on include NATO and military spending, progress against ISIS, ISIS prisoners, Ukraine and the ongoing impeachment inquiry, China and their economy, and Trump’s approval ratings among Republicans.
Trump claimed that the U.S. military “was in trouble” when he took office at one point, adding, “We didn’t have ammunition.”
Speaking with Macron, Trump said: “Many [ISIS prisoners in Syria] are from France, many are from Germany, many are from UK. They’re mostly from Europe.”
Macron fact-checked Trump to his face: “The very large number of fighters you have on the ground are ISIS fighters coming from Syria, from Iraq, and from the region. It is true that you have foreign fighters coming from Europe, but this is a tiny minority of the overall problem we have in the region.”
Read the full list of fact-checks here.