Expert Fact Checker Claims Trump Lied About Number of Licks It Takes to Get to Center of Tootsie Pop

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President Donald Trump delivered his second State of the Union address on Tuesday. While many Republicans hailed the speech as a success, professional fact-checking expert Mr. Owl claims the speech was rife with inaccuracies.

“President Trump blatantly disregarded years of scientific research which show that it takes precisely three licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop,” said Mr. Owl. “One might think he is just making up these facts on his own, without so much as consulting the two dimensional owls who have dedicated their lives to the subject. He may as well have gotten his facts from Mr. Cow.”

Trump defenders like Mr. Fox and Mr. Turtle claim that Mr. Owl is blowing his speech out of proportion. Trump’s claims that it sometimes takes only two licks, but other times may take as many as a hundred licks, were merely hyperbole, they say.

“I, for one, have never gotten to the middle without taking a bite,” said Mr. Turtle. “Mr. Owl’s precise focus on the issue of Tootsie Pop licks overlooks Trump’s primary message of addressing the state of the lollipop industry writ-large. Will Mr. Owl ever come clean and admit that his so-called ‘fact checks’ are merely just partisan bickering? The world may never know.”