Here we are in Trump's America, where the President-elect sends out self-congratulatory tweets about business deals he never helped with because they never really happened. The saga continued last night, when our Future President publicly patted himself on the back for sparing a Kentucky Lincoln plant from getting shipped off to Mexico:

Trump saved the day!

Except, of course, he didn't. The Louisville, Kentucky Lincoln plant Trump crowed about was never in danger of closing and relocating to Mexico. Ford, which owns the plant, had intended to move the production of one car made at the factory, the Lincoln MKC, to a factory in Mexico, and Trump's bestie Bill Ford told Trump they'd decided to keep MKC production in Kentucky.

Had MKC production been moved out of the country, no jobs would have been lost in Kentucky—the company had planned the move so they could make more Ford Escapes at the Louisville plant (The deal was worked out with the United Auto Workers Union last year.). And Trump might not have had anything to do with the decision to keep the plant here—a spokesperson with Ford told the Associated Press they didn't know if the President-elect had any impact on it.

All this, of course, matters. First, the President-elect took credit for something that didn't happen, which is arrogant, obnoxious, and potentially untruthful. Second, the President-elect presented "facts" that were not only misleading, but out-and-out wrong—the Lincoln plant was never leaving Kentucky. Trump didn't save American jobs, but he hints that he did.

Most of his supporters won't bother fact-checking this BS, and in fact, publications are offering mixed messages on how much Trump's tweet was inaccurate—the Associated Press, for instance, merely intimates that Trump wasn't totally correct about the whole moving-to-Mexico thing, whereas the NY Times makes it clear the plant was never actually closing.

Trump's inclination to tweet self-important untruths can't possibly hurt us in the future, no sirree.