Topic: Donald Trump
In Fact, crime rates have been falling almost without fail for roughly a quarter-century. This includes violent crimes of murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault; as well as property crimes like burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft. News coverage of crime may have increased.
As of June 10, 2016, PolitiFact has reviewed 154 statements by Donald Trump. Twelve (12) were true or mostly true. Forty nine (49) were 1/2 True of Mostly-False. And Ninety three (93) were False or Pants-on-Fire. Below are just a few:
After Hillary spoke of his support of giving nuclear arms to Japan, Trump denied it. In a March 26 interview
with the New York Times, he rambled about it. He "didn’t quite say he wants Japan to get nuclear weapons, but he did go
right up to the line. He was leaving the option on the table."
The fact is that he has been began bragging about his veteran donations since January, and was broadcasting it, but after reporters found that most of the money had not been paid to known veteran groups by May, he began trying to blame the press.
In the past the best estimate has been about 100 eagles killed each year by wind turbines, but today, fewer turbines, new designs and better siting have reduced fatalities. Even those who are most concerned about the welfare of Eagles agree that Trump is exaggerating.
To be honest, Trump's comments are so all over the map. In the Debate in November 2015, Trump said wages are "too high" and he wouldn't raise the minimum. On May 8, 2016, edition
of NBC’s Meet the Press, He rambled about leaving it up to the states. On MSNBC
in August 2015, Trump said, "Having a low minimum wage is not a bad thing for this country." But when opponents quote him he calls them lairs.
There are more criminal acts in Germany these days because there are
more people, thanks to the influx of 1.1 million refugees in 2015 alone.
But the data suggest that the refugees tend to be better-behaved than the typical German.
China has a basic Value Added Tax of 17 percent, while the United States has
none. However, the VAT applies to most goods sold in China, regardless
of whether they were made in China or any other country. China’s tariffs are higher than those imposed by the United States,
but the Chinese exporters do face a tax when they sell in this country.
That is true in about 10 percent of the counties where individuals
buy their coverage on the government’s insurance exchange. In another 30
percent of counties, people have only two companies to choose between.
But in 60 percent of the counties there are at least three insurance providers to compare.
There is good evidence to support his overall idea, that the United
States gets less bang for its education buck than other developed
countries. But Trump overstated U.S. spending by 500 percent. We’re not
No. 1 in spending, by several different ways of measuring.
Trump made this claim in the Feb. 6, 2016, New Hampshire GOP debate, but in fact he never spoke out against the war until a year after the invasion. Trump now says, "We should bomb the oil", even if it hurts the atmosphere, and "take the oil".
Trump is referring to a highly questionable poll conducted by the Center for Security
Policy. Experts question the methodology and
the dubiously large percentages of respondents who said they were
unaware of ISIS or al-Qaida. Even an official with the Center for
Security Policy cautioned against generalizing the poll results to the
entire Muslim-American community.
Trump has repeatedly called climate change a "hoax" in speeches, tweets
and media appearances, and while he hasn’t necessarily repeated the
charge that China "invented" climate change, he has said as recently as
Jan. 18, 2016, that action on climate change "is done for the benefit of
Clinton supports easing how the criminal justice system treats nonviolent offenders. Trumps claim is pure fabrication.
With threats around the world like war, terrorism,
kidnappings, and other violence, U.S. cities are nowhere near the most dangerous in the world. Four American cities — though not Oakland or Ferguson — have some of
the highest murder rates in the world. However, with vast differences in reporting, experts told us homicide
rates alone are not enough to gauge whether a city is dangerous or not.
That wasn't the case the first time Clinton claimed this. But now two
different terror groups have used Trump's words in propaganda videos. In one case jihadist propaganda, as reported by the Wall Street Journal
. urges American Muslims to leave the United States and join ISIS.
Reports from respected nonpartisan research groups calculate that the
0.1 percent -- those making more than $3.7 million per year -- would
receive 18 percent of the tax cuts under Trump’s proposal. The bottom 60
percent of taxpayers, meanwhile, would enjoy only 16.4 percent of the
She has repeatedly said she wants to
protect the right to bear arms while enacting measures to prevent gun
violence. There is no evidence she wants to abolish the Second Amendment,
Some states do have same-day voter registration, but people have to provide the same level of identification as when
registering in advance. Experts told us there is no additional risk of
non-citizens casting ballots in states with same-day voter registration,
nor is there any evidence that this occurs.
The United States is 31st among Industrialized nations in tax revenue as percentage of GDP (26.0%). We are 17th regarding Corporate tax revenue (2.6%). and we are
19th as percentage of GDP
Tax revenue per capita
In fact this bill actually funds the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the very agency tasked with keeping undocumented immigrants out.
No matter how you calculate unemployment rates, Trumps numbers are totally fabricated.
The footage used to support this outrageous point actually shows African migrants
streaming over a border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of
Melilla, more than 5,000 miles away.
A day after a black activist was kicked and punched by voters at a Donald Trump rally in Alabama, Trump tweeted an image packed with racially loaded with fictitious murder statistics. The stats show that 82% of whites are killed by other whites -Not 16% as Trump stated; and 15% of whites are killed by blacks- not the 82% Trump fabricated.
The Washington Post
found that of the 167 charities to which
Trump had pledged money since 2008, only one donation was actually on
the books -- for less than $10,000.
In May 2016, under pressure from the news media, Trump made good on a pledge he made to veterans, four months earlier: For 15 years Trump has publicly pledged to donate through his various enterprises: “The
Apprentice.” Trump Vodka. Trump University. Etc.If he
had honored all those pledges, his gifts to charity would have
topped $8.5 million. He set up a foundation to funnel donations, but hasn't donated to it since 2009.