December 03, 2019

Fact check: Trump makes at least 21 false claims at NATO meetings

Featuring Nicholas Heras

Source: CNN

Journalist Daniel Dale

President Donald Trump held official meetings with two foreign leaders and the head of NATO at the alliance summit in London on Tuesday -- and turned the public portion of each of the three sessions into his own highly dishonest impromptu press conference.

Trump treated NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to a selection of his favorite fictions, most of which we have fact-checked before, and sprinkled in some new nonsense for good measure.

Speaking to reporters for more than two hours in total, Trump made at least 21 false claims. That's our initial count. The total may well grow once we have time to do some deeper fact-checking.

Read the full story and more in CNN.


  • Nicholas Heras

    Former Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a former Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. His work focused on the analysis of complex...