Day One of the DNC Gets Fact Checked


logoAs usual Politifact covered the statements made by the speakers at the DNC.  Below is the highlights and links to the full fact checks.

Kirsten Gillibrand: “We are the only industrialized nation that doesn’t guarantee workers paid family leave.”MOSTLY TRUE

Michelle Obama: “I wake up every morning in a house (the White House) that was built by slaves.”TRUE

Bernie Sanders: Says Donald Trump “believes that states should actually have the right to lower the minimum wage below $7.25.”MOSTLY TRUE

Bernie Sanders: “The top one-tenth of 1 percent now owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent.” – MOSTLY TRUE

Elizabeth Warren: “Donald Trump said he was excited for the 2008 housing crash that devastated millions of American families, because he thought it would help him scoop up more real estate on the cheap.”HALF TRUE

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