Fact Checking Trump's SOTU Address

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President Donald Trump offered a rosy assessment of American life in his first State of the Union address — 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 Trump’s 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.

Trump’s 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.

Here’s our rundown of the president’s 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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President Donald Trump offered a rosy assessment of American life in his first State of the Union address — 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 Trump’s 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.

Trump’s 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.

Here’s our rundown of the president’s 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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