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Media Points Out Trump Lags Behind Other Presidents on Signing Bills into Law

President Donald Trump, while vacationing at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, declared that he signed more bills into law than previous presidents. The media jumped on this claim and correctly pointed out that Trump’s claim was false. Here’s what President Trump said:

“Harry Truman had more legislative approvals than any other president and — a record long held. And we beat him on legislative approvals, for which I get no credit.”

CNN [1], NPR [2] and Politico [3] cited reports from GovTrack and the Harry Truman presidential library to refute Trump’s claim (Trump referred to Truman in making his claim). Here’s what NPR reported: