Among other incorrect claims made during a campaign rally in New Hampshire, Trump claimed that he was once Michigan’s “Man of the Year.” According to CNN, no one has ever found any evidence of Trump receiving this award.
Trump has repeatedly made this claim, beginning on November 6, 2016, days before the presidential election.
"I've been fighting for the car industry for years. I was honored five years ago. Man of the Year in Michigan. That was a great honor for me," he said at a Michigan rally.
He went on to talk about his controversial Man of the Year acceptance speech.
"During my speech, all I talked about is what Mexico and these other countries are doing to us. And especially what they're doing to Michigan," he said. "That's all I talked about. And I was criticized. They said, 'Donald, speak about something else.' I said, 'No. What's happening is horrible."
He has made this claim six other times since the first time.
In New Hampshire, he said: "In fact, five or six years before I even thought about running, for whatever reason they named me Man of the Year in Michigan. I said, 'How come?' I didn't even understand it myself,'" he said. "When I was named Man of the Year, I wasn't even political. That was years before I did this. But I was always complaining that our car business is being stolen."
According to HuffPost, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce did not give out a “Man of the Year” award. Michigan does have a “Michiganians of the Year” list released by the Detroit News, but Trump was never on that list.
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