He's said it before, and he'll likely say it again. But repetition doesn't make it true.
Taking a break from an Oval Office meeting with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to speak with reporters, President Donald Trump repeated one of his favorite campaign claims: that Americans pay more in taxes than any other country.
"The people of this country want tax cuts," he said. "They want lower taxes; we're the highest taxed nation in the world."
The assertion echoed a Twitter message last month, repeating a false claim Trump made during the presidential election campaign.
"We are the highest taxed nation in the world — that will change," he tweeted in September.
In fact, the U.S. ranks in the middle of the pack when compared with the roughly three dozen developed countries tracked by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.