The Trumpian assertion that moved the PolitiFact’s scrutineers to action? This one: “In the second quarter of this year, the United States economy grew at the amazing rate of 4.1 percent.” PolitiFact’s objection wasn’t to the data—the economy really did grow at 4.1 percent in the second quarter—but to the adjective: amazing.That's amazing!
PolitiFact did not rate the statement on its "Truth-O-Meter" but published its "Share The Facts" box featuring the judgment "Strong, but not amazing."
PolitiFact claims it does not rate opinions and grants license for hyperbole.
As we have noted before, it must be the fault of Republicans who keep trying to use hyperbole without a license.
Correction Jan. 2, 2018: Fixed hotlink to the Weekly Standard, which mistakenly linked directly to the PolitiFact story.
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