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Fact Checks: Donald Trump and Nikki Haley Spent the Weekend Lying to South Carolinians

Feb 12, 2024

Over the weekend, as Donald Trump and Nikki Haley campaigned in the Palmetto State, they showed how much they have in common: an extreme MAGA agenda and a penchant for misleading voters about the facts.

Here are just some of Donald Trump and Nikki Haley’s false and misleading statements from their weekend in South Carolina:

Lie: Donald Trump claimed that “the windmills aren’t working.”

Fact: South Carolina has the second-largest offshore wind resource on the East Coast and nearly 2,000 South Carolinians are employed in producing wind energy in South Carolina.


Lie: Donald Trump claimed that Joe Biden “puts our workers last.”

Fact: Under President Joe Biden, South Carolina reported a “40% uptick” in “union counts” last year. President Biden has consistently stood with South Carolina workers while Donald Trump’s tax scam incentivized the offshoring of American jobs.


Lie: Donald Trump claimed that we were “energy dominant … just a few short years ago” and that we’ve reduced oil production significantly.

Fact: Thanks to President Joe Biden, the United States is pumping oil at “a blistering pace” and is “on track to produce more oil than any country has in history.”


Lie: Nikki Haley said Trump’s NATO comments made her “sick to [her] stomach.”

Fact: As his UN ambassador she praised Trump’s unpredictability as an asset.


Lie: Nikki Haley blasted Trump for being the candidate who wants to cut Social Security.

Fact: While it’s true Donald Trump proposed cuts to Social Security, Nikki Haley has as well. Joe Biden is the only candidate in this race who will protect Social Security and Medicare.

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