Is President Obama turning a “Pants on Fire” Lie into a True Statement?
Below is what the President said:
“If you actually took the number of Muslims [sic] Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.”
— Barack Obama on Monday, June 1st, 2009 in interview with Canal Plus Television
The President’s bald-faced lie resulted in a Polifact “Pants on Fire” veracity rating.
“Obama claims America is one of the largest Muslim countries.”
By Catharine Richert on Thursday, June 4th, 2009.
“In the days leading up to his trip to Cairo to give a long-awaited speech before a large Muslim audience, President Barack Obama gave several radio and television interviews, including one in which he claimed that the United States has so many Muslim residents that it would qualify as one of the largest populations in the world.
“If you actually took the number of Muslims Americans (sic), we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world,” he told French television station Canal Plus.”