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Trump told Fox Business that he was responsible for the “best economy we've ever had.” The pre-pandemic U.S. economy wasn't the best ever, as we have written a few times, including last month. GDP grew a modest 2.3% last year — down from 2.9% in 2018.
Major crimes are down under de Blasio, and while there has been a surge in murders so far this year, the annual number of murders under de Blasio has been about half as high as it was in Giuliani’s best year. Story:
Trump falsely said El Paso "used to have extremely high rates of violent crime -- one of the highest in the entire country," but now it is "one of the safest cities" because of a border wall. In fact, it was already among the safest cities before wall.
Trump said Ambassador Stevens sent 600 requests for help. That's false. #debate
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opens the six hours of debate on the articles of impeachment by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
Sen. Sanders claimed there was a “huge voter turnout” among young caucusgoers in Iowa this year, saying the turnout was “even higher than Obama’s extraordinary victory in 2008.” In fact, about 10,300 fewer young voters turned out this year than in 2008.
Trump said he is "reversing decades of calamitous trade policies." Not yet. During a 12-month ending in October, the trade deficit was $604 billion. That’s an increase of $102 billion, or 20.2 percent, compared with 2016.
Trump implies there isn’t much to learn from his tax returns. Tax experts disagree. #debatenight