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President Donald Trump on Monday tweeted that the U.S. has the best air quality in the world “BY FAR!” — but the map he shared on Twitter showed the air quality from 2016, the final year of Barack Obama’s presidency.

And while the U.S. has lower levels of the single pollutant depicted on the map than most other parts of the world, the underlying United Nations data show the U.S. actually isn’t in the top five nations with the cleanest air.

Trump touts U.S. air quality — under Obama

The map included in a tweet comes from the final year of Barack Obama’s presidency.


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