Trump Keeps Lying In His CPAC Speech

As Donald Trump delivered his primetime speech at CPAC tonight, he continued to spread lies about everything from the outcome of the 2020 election to his extreme record on Social Security and Medicare. We’re here to give you the facts.

In his speech, Trump doubled down on his extreme election denialism and claimed that he “won the second [2020] election… by a lot.”

FACT: Donald Trump lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden by 7 million votes.

FACT: Joe Biden won more than 81 million votes — the most of any presidential candidate in American history.

Trump also tried to rewrite his own history on Social Security and Medicare.

FACT: Trump proposed cuts to Medicare and Social Security programs every single year he was in office.

  • Trump’s FY21 budget proposal called for a net cut of $480 billion from Medicare and $24 billion from Social Security programs.
  • Trump’s FY20 budget proposed cutting $575 billion from Medicare and $26 billion from Social Security programs.
  • Trump’s FY19 budget proposed cutting $554 billion from Medicare and $72.5 billion from SSDI and Supplemental Security Income.
  • Trump’s FY18 budget proposed a $70 billion cut to SSDI benefits.