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Fact Check: A Brief Summary of Politifact’s Presidential Debate Research

logoOn September 26, 2016 the first Presidential Debate took place between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.  As usual Politifact covered the candidates statements thoroughly.  Below you will find a quick summary of Politifact’s truth ratings.

Hillary Clinton: “The gun epidemic is the leading cause of death of young African-American men, more than the next nine causes put together.” – TRUE

Donald Trump: Says Hillary Clinton called the Trans-Pacific Partnership “the gold standard. You called it the gold standard of trade deals. You said it’s the finest deal you’ve ever seen.” – MOSTLY TRUE

Donald Trump: “I did not support the war in Iraq … The record shows that I’m right.” – FALSE

Donald Trump: “In Chicago, they’ve had thousands of shootings, thousands since Jan. 1. Thousands of shootings.” – TRUE

Hillary Clinton: According to “independent experts,” Donald Trump’s tax plan “would blow up the debt by over $5 trillion and would in some instances disadvantage middle-class families compared to the wealthy.” – TRUE

Hillary Clinton: Says Donald Trump “started his career back in 1973 being sued by the Justice Department for racial discrimination because he would not rent apartments in one of his developments to African-Americans.” – TRUE

Hillary Clinton: “The only years that anybody’s ever seen” of Donald Trump’s tax returns “showed he didn’t pay any federal income tax.” – MOSTLY FALSE

Donald Trump: Says top Clinton advisers “were pressing” birther movement stories “very hard.” – FALSE

Donald Trump: “You will learn more about Donald Trump by going down to the Federal Election Commission” to see the financial disclosure form than by looking at tax returns. – FALSE

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