Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump keeps having afternoon news conferences. And he keeps using them to make the same false claims over and over.
At Wednesday's edition, Trump repeated at least 12 false claims he's made before. They were about his usual array of topics: the coronavirus pandemic, mail-in voting, China, and former Vice President Joe Biden.
Trump devoted a substantial portion of his remarks to the pandemic, but you wouldn't confuse this event for an informational public-interest briefing. He used most of the time to boast about himself, defend his pandemic response with an array of false and misleading claims, and attack Democrats, including vice-presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris.
Biden tax plan
Trump said that under a Biden administration "everybody's taxes" would significantly increase.
"If Biden would win," the President said, "he's going to double, triple, everybody's taxes."
Facts First: Even if this is campaign bluster, it's incorrect. Biden's plan would increase taxes for people making more than $400,000 per year. He has promised not to raise taxes for those making less, though they might see an impact through his plan to raise the top corporate tax rate.
Part of Biden's plan would include adding the 12.4% payroll tax shared by employers and employees to individuals making more than $400,000 a year. He would also raise the top income tax rate for those individuals from 37% to 39.6%.
Biden's plan to raise the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28% could indirectly impact lower- and middle-income households through lower wages.
Trump said he had signed an order to "provide a total of $400 of additional support for Americans who are unemployed" because of the coronavirus.
Facts First: The number will probably be $300 for many Americans seeking the unemployment benefit.
Originally, states were on the hook for 25% of the benefit, but the administration said Tuesday that it had modified the plan so states that had already provided $100 in state unemployment benefits wouldn't have to add the amount to Trump's new order.
Trump continued to push the false narrative that several states are in "fantastic shape" when it comes to the coronavirus.
"If you look at some of the states that had a flare-up recently, they're all doing very well," the President said. "Florida is going down. Arizona is going down, way down. They've done a fantastic job. California, as you know, is going down."
Evictions, Democrats and Trump's orders
Trump said: "I want to make it unmistakably clear that I am protecting people from evictions. They didn't want to do that -- the Democrats didn't want to do a protection from evictions." The President was touting his executive order, which he said "directed" other administration officials to assure "renters and homeowners that they can stay safely in their homes. They are not going to be evicted. They are not going to evicted."
When he told people "they are not going to be evicted," Trump may have been making a future promise rather than simply describing the executive order. But he at least left open the impression that the order itself prevents evictions.
Trump also repeated versions of these false claims that we have fact-checked before:
Trump claimed that mail-in voting is rife with fraud and corruption.
A New York congressional primary
Trump claimed there were fraudulent ballots in the New York Democratic primary won by Rep. Carolyn Maloney.
The Democrats and the election
Trump said that although the focus is on "Russia, Russia, Russia," China and Iran with regard to election meddling, "your biggest problem is going to be with the Democrats."
Testing and cases
Trump again suggested that the number of coronavirus cases in the US has increased only "because we do so much testing and we find it" and that the US has more cases than other countries only "because we have far more testing than any country in the world."
Trump cited "massive outbreaks" in countries that "the media was putting up as a shining example of success."
Penalties for monument damage
Trump claimed that he had "put on a 10-year prison sentence" for knocking down statues.
Obama, Biden and the campaign
Trump claimed that former President Barack Obama and Trump's 2020 opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, had spied on his 2016 campaign.
Trump claimed that the Obama administration had claimed manufacturing was "dead" in the United States.
China and the pandemic
Trump claimed that China had allowed the virus to spread internationally but prevented it from spreading within China.
Tariffs on China
Trump said that the money from his tariffs on Chinese products is being paid by China.