Charlotte Observer Fact-Checks Trump’s Boast His Golf Course is on ‘World’s Largest’ Manmade Lake
On Friday, President Donald Trump boasted during an event in North Carolina that his golf course in the state was on the “largest man-made lake in the world.”
“I actually have investments in Charlotte,” Trump told those gathered at Central Piedmont Community College’s Harris Conference Center, before going on about how the “fake news” would call this a “conflict of interest.”
“You know where my club is, right?” he continued on. “Trump National. It’s a very big success on Lake Norman. Beautiful. Largest man-made lake in the world by far, right?”
However, Lake Norman apparently is not the largest man-made lake in the world because shortly after his comments, the Charlotte Observer pointed out Trump was very, very wrong.
According to the Observer:
Is Lake Norman really the “largest man-made lake in the world, by far,” as President Trump asserted during a trip to Charlotte on Friday?
Well, no, by far.
The Duke Energy-managed reservoir north of Charlotte, filled in 1963, is indeed large. It covers 32,510 acres and has 520 miles of shoreline. NCPedia.org calls it the biggest man-made lake lying entirely in North Carolina.
Lake Mattamuskeet, totaling 40,100 acres on the state’s coastal plain, is the largest natural lake, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says.
Trump was in the Charlotte area on Friday for a fundraiser and roundtable with supporters.
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