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Old January 31st, 2018, 08:04 AM   #1
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Fact Checking Trump's SOTU Address

President Donald Trump offered a rosy assessment of American life in his first State of the Union address ó but several of his points were factually flawed.

"This is our new American moment," Trump said. "There has never been a better time to start living the American Dream."

The economy took center stage in Trumpís speech, with mixed accuracy. Trump touted record lows for unemployment levels, middle-class relief from the passage of a $1.5 trillion tax cut, and loyalty to his campaign promise to cut red tape. He also exaggerated victories on immigration and ISIS.

Trumpís statements cycled through every Truth-O-Meter rating, except for Pants on Fire. We tallied two False statements, three Mostly False, one-Half True, three Mostly True, and one True.

Hereís our rundown of the presidentís address, along with notes on his claims' overall accuracy and additional context. (This story will be updated as we do more fact-checking.)

Fact-checking Donald Trump's 2018 State of the Union speech | PolitiFact
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Sad as it is, I was amused that Trump's SOTU speech actually crashed the Politifact website:

Fact-checking site crashes during Trump State of the Union | TheHill

The American people have some trust issues with the current President...

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President Donald Trump offered a rosy assessment of American life in his first State of the Union address ó but several of his points were factually flawed.

"This is our new American moment," Trump said. "There has never been a better time to start living the American Dream."

The economy took center stage in Trumpís speech, with mixed accuracy. Trump touted record lows for unemployment levels, middle-class relief from the passage of a $1.5 trillion tax cut, and loyalty to his campaign promise to cut red tape. He also exaggerated victories on immigration and ISIS.

Trumpís statements cycled through every Truth-O-Meter rating, except for Pants on Fire. We tallied two False statements, three Mostly False, one-Half True, three Mostly True, and one True.

Hereís our rundown of the presidentís address, along with notes on his claims' overall accuracy and additional context. (This story will be updated as we do more fact-checking.)

Fact-checking Donald Trump's 2018 State of the Union speech | PolitiFact
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, District of Columbia. I did not have to look that up. Are you going to write Trump a letter?
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