Trump Continues Telling the Same Massive Lie - Despite it Being Disproven.
"We are the highest taxed nation in the world,” President Donald Trump has repeated over and over again.
He said it Tuesday during a meeting with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. He said it at a White House event last Friday. He's tweeted it, repeated it in television interviews and declared it at countless rallies. It is his go-to talking point, his favorite line as he tries to lead the Republican Party to a once-in-a-generation overhaul of the federal tax code.
It is also false — something fact checkers have been pointing out since 2015 when Trump first began declaring it on the campaign trail.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sought on Tuesday for the second time in less than a week to defend the comment by saying, in effect, that Trump did not mean what he said.
“We are the highest taxed corporate tax [sic] in the developed economy. That’s a fact," Sanders said when pressed on the comment during the briefing.
"But that's not what the president said," a reporter retorted.
"That's what he's talking about," Sanders responded. "We are the highest taxed corporate nation."
"But that's not what he said, he said we're the highest taxed nation in the world," the reporter, One America News Network's Trey Yingst, said.
"The highest taxed corporate nation. Seems pretty consistent to me. Sorry, we're just going to have to agree to disagree," Sanders said, moving on.