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President Donald Trump speaking Wednesday in the Rose Garden when he said, "It turns out I'm the most—and I think most of you would agree to this—I'm the most transparent president, probably in the history of this country." Many, in fact, do not agree. (Screengrab/White House)

Challenging Trump's "Most Transparent President" Ever Claim, Dems Demand He Ante Up Documents

Democratic lawmakers want the president to back up his rhetoric with real action

Andrea Germanos

A number of lawmakers are cleverly challenging President Donald Trump's claim this week that he is "the most transparent president" in the country's history.

Among them is Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), who told the president he could display that supposed transparency with regards to a decision his administration made in 2017

"In light of your statements," she wrote to Trump in a letter sent Thursday, "please let me know what time tomorrow I can come over and review documents related to your administration's decision to rescind Title IX guidance protecting LGBTQ students."

Other Democratic lawmakers took a similar tack to hit back at Trump's "cloudy claim" Wednesday, as well as his statement, "I don't do cover-ups."


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