“This President has actually repealed 22 federal regulations for every new federal rule put on the books. He’s repealed more federal regulations than any president in American history. It’s true.”
–Vice President Pence, remarks in St. Louis, July 19, 2018
“We’ve gotten rid of more regulations than any president in the history of the United States. And that’s done in less than two years.”
–President Trump, remarks during a rally in Tampa, July 31, 2018
One of the Trump administration’s favorite talking points has been that the president has repealed more federal regulations than any president in history. Another favorite is that the president has repealed 22 federal regulations for every new regulation placed on the books. This supposedly exceeds a campaign promise to repeal two regulations for every one implemented.