This time it's personal: Trump claims to have been 'Michigan Man of the Year,' whatever that is

August 16, 2019, 1:47 PM

The president's claims in his rambling rally speeches are so weird we sometimes wonder how anyone fact-checks them, but this one hit close to home. 

Man of the Year? In Michigan? Really?

CNN reports:

At a campaign rally in New Hampshire on Thursday, President Donald Trump made a handful of false claims, including returning to a claim he's made since the final days of the 2016 campaign.

He said he was once named Michigan's "Man of the Year."

Sounds impressive, but there is a significant problem here.

Facts First: Nobody has been able to find any evidence of Trump receiving such an award.

Yeah, we've been Googling, too, and we have no idea what he might be talking about. He's said it before, dating back to 2016, when he told a rally crowd in Sterling Heights that he'd been awarded the "great honor" of being Michigan Man of the Year. He repeated it in other rallies, but according to CNN:

(HuffPost) reported that the Michigan Chamber of Commerce said it didn't give out an award like that; Trump was never on the Detroit News's annual "Michiganians of the Year" list; then-Gov. Rick Snyder's office was reportedly no help; Trump had never mentioned the alleged honor on his Twitter feed.

So let's crowdsource it here: Did you or your organization give this award to Trump? Sing out. Because we want to report it first. 

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