FactChecking Trump’s CPAC Speech
Former President Donald Trump’s keynote speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference included several false and misleading claims, some of which we’ve fact-checked before. Here we focus on assertions about foreign policy and energy.
Trump falsely claimed that he “ended” Nord Steam 2 — the Russian pipeline that would double the export of Russian natural gas to Germany — and misleadingly said President Joe Biden “approved it.” German regulators must approve the completed, but not yet operational, pipeline.
Trump exaggerated how low gas prices were under his administration and how high economists...