Wash. Post columnist on Fox: Donald Trump is “the most honest president in American history”

Marc Thiessen: “It's obvious that the president takes liberties with the truth,” but he is “probably the most honest president in American history”

From the October 16 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): So, he is the most honest president in American history, explain that metric to us. 

MARC THIESSEN (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): Well, so he -- it's obvious that the president takes liberties with the truth, though he was certainly right about Elizabeth Warren, that's for sure. But when you look at the real barometer of presidential truthfulness, which is promise-keeping, he probably (sic) the most honest president in American history. For better or worse, whether you agree or disagree with his policies, he's done exactly what he said he would do as president. He promised to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and recognize it as a capital. Three American -- of his predecessors promised to do that, he's the only one who delivered. He promised to destroy ISIS. He has virtually eliminated ISIS's physical caliphate. He promised to impose a travel ban. I personally don't agree with the travel ban, but he promised to do it, and it the Supreme Court upheld it. On the economy, he promised a tax reform and massive regulatory roll back. He's done it. On energy, he promised to open up the Arctic -- ANWR [Arctic National Wildlife Refuge] and approve the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines and to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, he's done it.

You just go down the list of the things he promised to do, he's done them one after another. So, when it comes to honesty, what Americans expect from a president, they expect presidents to keep their promises and Donald Trump does that every day. 

DOOCY: For the things he has not been able to achieve, like the wall, or repealing Obamacare, he's tried hard but he is in Washington. 

THIESSEN: Nope, that's absolutely right. He's absolutely made an effort and it's been Democratic obstruction and the resistance that has blocked it. Or, in the case of Obamacare, it's been, one vote on the Republican side


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