(Powerline Blog) -- Like other Democratic Party news outlets, the Associated Press is conducting a daily war against President Trump and his administration. This war is waged through biased news stories, which are legion, and through the AP’s purported “fact checks.” Today’s AP “fact check” is typical; if anything, better than average: AP FACT CHECK: Trump errs in describing Obama stimulus:
President Donald Trump disparaged his predecessor’s economic stimulus spending Tuesday as a windfall for social programs and said he’s unaware of anything built from the money steered to infrastructure.
That’s a mischaracterization of former President Barack Obama’s 2009 stimulus package, which had tax cuts as its largest component and plowed more than $100 billion into highway, transit and other “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects, to use the buzz phrase of that time.
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That’s a little over 10% of the purported “stimulus,” which may be a high estimate. Three percent of the $800 billion stimulus went for roads and bridges, which Obama and his minions endlessly promoted as the main point of the legislation.