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  2. <rss version="2.0" xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom"><channel><title>Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National</title><link>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/</link><description>The latest statements PolitiFact.com has reviewed</description><atom:link rel="self" href="http://www.politifact.com/feeds/statements/truth-o-meter/"></atom:link><language>en-us</language><lastBuildDate>Thu, 22 Aug 2019 22:27:49 +0000</lastBuildDate><item><title>Ivanka Trump - Ivanka Trump mostly accurate that disposable income has risen by $5,205</title><link>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/22/ivanka-trump/ivanka-trump-mostly-accurate-disposable-income-has/</link><description>The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True  |   Ivanka Trump mostly accurate that disposable income has risen by $5,205
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  4. &lt;p&gt;To combat worries about a recession, the Trump team has turned to economic stats to paint a picture of a strong economy.&amp;nbsp; &amp;quot;Since the passage of Tax Cuts, real disposable personal income per household has increased $5,205,&amp;quot; Ivanka Trump tweeted on Aug. 20. See Figure 1 on PolitiFact.com Vice President Mike Pence had tweeted something similar a day earlier. For most Americans, $5,000 more in their pocket should be noticeable. So is the talking point accurate? Federal data does back up the number -- but you can be forgiven if you&amp;rsquo;re wondering where your extra $5,000 is. ...&lt;/p&gt; &lt;a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/22/ivanka-trump/ivanka-trump-mostly-accurate-disposable-income-has/"&gt;&gt;&gt; More&lt;/a&gt;</description><pubDate>Thu, 22 Aug 2019 22:27:49 +0000</pubDate><guid>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/22/ivanka-trump/ivanka-trump-mostly-accurate-disposable-income-has/</guid></item><item><title>Bernie Sanders - Do one in four young black men ‘end up in the criminal justice system?’</title><link>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/22/bernie-sanders/bernie-sanders-told-cardi-b-one-four-young-black-m/</link><description>The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True  |   Do one in four young black men ‘end up in the criminal justice system?’
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  6. &lt;p&gt;Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has a new ally in his race for president: Cardi B. In an interview with the Bronx, N.Y., rapper posted Aug. 15, the senator answered questions provided by Cardi&amp;rsquo;s nearly 50 million Instagram followers. Around one and a half minutes into the video, Cardi asked Sanders about police brutality. &amp;quot;We constantly see on social media police brutality against black men and against minorities,&amp;quot; she said. &amp;quot;What are we going to do to change that? Because that is discouraging our people. We constantly see our men getting killed every day, and it seems like nobody cares, ...&lt;/p&gt; &lt;a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/22/bernie-sanders/bernie-sanders-told-cardi-b-one-four-young-black-m/"&gt;&gt;&gt; More&lt;/a&gt;</description><pubDate>Thu, 22 Aug 2019 17:49:18 +0000</pubDate><guid>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/22/bernie-sanders/bernie-sanders-told-cardi-b-one-four-young-black-m/</guid></item><item><title>Donald Trump - Donald Trump incorrect that U.S. dollar is strongest it&amp;#39;s ever been</title><link>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/22/donald-trump/donald-trump-incorrect-us-dollar-strongest-its-eve/</link><description>The Truth-o-Meter says: False  |   Donald Trump incorrect that U.S. dollar is strongest it's ever been
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  8. &lt;p&gt;Is the U.S. dollar stronger against other currencies than it&amp;rsquo;s ever been? President Donald Trump said so &amp;mdash; at least four times in one day. First, Trump tweeted on Aug. 21, 2019, that the United States has the &amp;quot;Strongest Dollar in History.&amp;quot; See Figure 2 on PolitiFact.com A few hours later, Trump told reporters at the White House, &amp;quot;Yesterday we had the strongest dollar in the history of our country.&amp;quot; He then repeated the assertion two more times. (The remarks start around 31:10 in this video.) Trump wasn&amp;rsquo;t entirely cheerleading, as he acknowledged in his comments &amp;mdash; ...&lt;/p&gt; &lt;a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/22/donald-trump/donald-trump-incorrect-us-dollar-strongest-its-eve/"&gt;&gt;&gt; More&lt;/a&gt;</description><pubDate>Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:33:14 +0000</pubDate><guid>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/22/donald-trump/donald-trump-incorrect-us-dollar-strongest-its-eve/</guid></item><item><title>Amy Klobuchar - Federal law’s ‘boyfriend loophole’ is not so simple</title><link>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/22/amy-klobuchar/boyfriend-loophole-some-convicted-domestic-violenc/</link><description>The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True  |   Federal law’s ‘boyfriend loophole’ is not so simple
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  10. &lt;p&gt;After the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat who is running for president, called for eliminating the &amp;quot;boyfriend loophole.&amp;quot; The loophole, she said on MSNBC, &amp;quot;means that right now if you commit a serious crime of domestic abuse against your wife, you can&amp;rsquo;t get a gun, but if you do it against your girlfriend, you can, which is outrageous.&amp;quot; Klobuchar has a point, but she oversimplifies the situation. What the law says Federal law bars anyone convicted of any felony from possessing a firearm.&amp;nbsp; But the &lt;a ...&lt;/p&gt; &lt;a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/22/amy-klobuchar/boyfriend-loophole-some-convicted-domestic-violenc/"&gt;&gt;&gt; More&lt;/a&gt;</description><pubDate>Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:55:04 +0000</pubDate><guid>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/22/amy-klobuchar/boyfriend-loophole-some-convicted-domestic-violenc/</guid></item><item><title>Peter Navarro - Donald Trump&amp;#39;s tariffs on China don&amp;#39;t hurt Americans, top Trump adviser says. That&amp;#39;s Pants on Fire</title><link>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/20/peter-navarro/donald-trumps-tariffs-china-dont-hurt-americans-to/</link><description>The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire!  |   Donald Trump's tariffs on China don't hurt Americans, top Trump adviser says. That's Pants on Fire
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  12. &lt;p&gt;Are the tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump on China hurting American consumers? His team says no.&amp;nbsp; Peter Navarro, director of the White House&amp;rsquo;s Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, told CNN&amp;rsquo;s Jake Tapper that was not the case. Tapper asked about a study that found U.S. importers are shouldering about 95% of the price change from the tariffs, China only about 5%.&amp;nbsp; After Navarro pushed back, there was this exchange: &amp;quot;Tariffs aren&amp;#39;t hurting anybody in the United States?&amp;quot; asked Tapper. Navarro responded, &amp;quot;They&amp;#39;re not hurting anybody here.&amp;quot; The White House didn&amp;rsquo;t respond to our requests for ...&lt;/p&gt; &lt;a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/20/peter-navarro/donald-trumps-tariffs-china-dont-hurt-americans-to/"&gt;&gt;&gt; More&lt;/a&gt;</description><pubDate>Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:12:30 +0000</pubDate><guid>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/20/peter-navarro/donald-trumps-tariffs-china-dont-hurt-americans-to/</guid></item><item><title>Donald Trump - Donald Trump wrong on Google manipulating election results</title><link>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/19/donald-trump/donald-trump-wrong-google-manipulating-election-re/</link><description>The Truth-o-Meter says: False  |   Donald Trump wrong on Google manipulating election results
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  14. &lt;p&gt;In his latest effort to recast his election win as an even bigger victory than the ballot box showed, President Donald Trump tweeted out an eye-popping &amp;mdash; but unsubstantiated &amp;mdash; claim.&amp;nbsp; &amp;quot;Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election!&amp;quot; Trump tweeted. &amp;quot;This was put out by a Clinton supporter, not a Trump Supporter! Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than thought!&amp;quot;&amp;nbsp; Trump&amp;rsquo;s claim appears to trace back to a research paper published online in June 2017. He may have become aware of the paper ...&lt;/p&gt; &lt;a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/19/donald-trump/donald-trump-wrong-google-manipulating-election-re/"&gt;&gt;&gt; More&lt;/a&gt;</description><pubDate>Mon, 19 Aug 2019 22:50:47 +0000</pubDate><guid>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/19/donald-trump/donald-trump-wrong-google-manipulating-election-re/</guid></item><item><title>Donald Trump - Trump falsely takes credit for two large industrial projects in Louisiana and Pennsylvania</title><link>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/16/donald-trump/trump-falsely-takes-credit-two-large-industrial-pr/</link><description>The Truth-o-Meter says: False  |   Trump falsely takes credit for two large industrial projects in Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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  16. &lt;p&gt;President Donald Trump has been taking credit for very large industrial projects in Louisiana and Pennsylvania. At a rally in Manchester, N.H., Trump said his policies were critical. &amp;quot;In Pennsylvania we just opened up a $10 billion plant,&amp;quot; Trump said Aug. 15. &amp;quot;We have many of them going up. Many, a lot of jobs. In Louisiana an LNG (liquified natural gas) plant &amp;mdash; $10 billion &amp;mdash; could never have happened, could never have happened. Pennsylvania would have never happened.&amp;quot; Earlier in the week, Trump was outside Pittsburgh to see a nearly completed Shell plastics plant. The massive facility will ...&lt;/p&gt; &lt;a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/16/donald-trump/trump-falsely-takes-credit-two-large-industrial-pr/"&gt;&gt;&gt; More&lt;/a&gt;</description><pubDate>Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:34:13 +0000</pubDate><guid>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/16/donald-trump/trump-falsely-takes-credit-two-large-industrial-pr/</guid></item><item><title>Donald Trump - Did Donald Trump turn around U.S. record at the WTO?</title><link>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/16/donald-trump/did-donald-trump-turn-around-us-record-wto/</link><description>The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False  |   Did Donald Trump turn around U.S. record at the WTO?
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  18. &lt;p&gt;During a visit to a new Shell plant outside Pittsburgh, President Donald Trump attacked the World Trade Organization, the international entity that decides trade disputes. &amp;quot;We were losing all our cases until I came along,&amp;quot; Trump said in Monaca, Pa. &amp;quot;We were losing all our cases in the World Trade Organization. Almost every case, ... lost, lost, lost. They thought we were stupid. They were the ones ruling. And then I came along. Now we&amp;rsquo;re winning a lot of cases because they know that they&amp;rsquo;re not on very solid ground.&amp;quot; Is that accurate? We found that certain aspects of ...&lt;/p&gt; &lt;a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/16/donald-trump/did-donald-trump-turn-around-us-record-wto/"&gt;&gt;&gt; More&lt;/a&gt;</description><pubDate>Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:09:04 +0000</pubDate><guid>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/16/donald-trump/did-donald-trump-turn-around-us-record-wto/</guid></item><item><title>Donald Trump - Cars vs. wheat: Donald Trump distorts US-Japan trade</title><link>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/15/donald-trump/cars-vs-wheat-donald-trump-muddles-us-japan-trade-/</link><description>The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False  |   Cars vs. wheat: Donald Trump distorts US-Japan trade
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  20. &lt;p&gt;President Donald Trump visited a Pennsylvania chemical plant to talk about energy and manufacturing. He touted the economic improvements on his watch, from growing steel production to rising energy sales. Trump launched into an anecdote of sorts that painted a picture of a turnaround in trade with Japan.&amp;nbsp; &amp;quot;I told Prime Minister Abe &amp;mdash; great guy &amp;mdash; I said, &amp;lsquo;Listen, we have a massive deficit with Japan.&amp;rsquo; They send thousands and thousands &amp;mdash; millions &amp;mdash; of cars. We send them wheat. Wheat. That&amp;rsquo;s not a good deal. And they don&amp;rsquo;t even want our wheat. They do it because they ...&lt;/p&gt; &lt;a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/15/donald-trump/cars-vs-wheat-donald-trump-muddles-us-japan-trade-/"&gt;&gt;&gt; More&lt;/a&gt;</description><pubDate>Thu, 15 Aug 2019 15:32:52 +0000</pubDate><guid>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/15/donald-trump/cars-vs-wheat-donald-trump-muddles-us-japan-trade-/</guid></item><item><title>Michael Bloomberg - Bloomberg correct that NRA’s Wayne LaPierre once supported background checks</title><link>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/13/michael-bloomberg/bloomberg-correct-nras-wayne-lapierre-once-support/</link><description>The Truth-o-Meter says: True  |   Bloomberg correct that NRA’s Wayne LaPierre once supported background checks
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  22. &lt;p&gt;Billionaire and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg took a familiar swipe at NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre during an Aug. 11 interview on CBS&amp;rsquo;s &amp;quot;Face the Nation.&amp;quot; Host Margaret Brennan asked Bloomberg, who helped launch the gun control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety, if he thought the NRA would be able to &amp;quot;bankroll&amp;quot; in 2020 like it did in 2016, when it gave millions to President Donald Trump&amp;rsquo;s campaign. Numerous mass shootings have taken place since Trump&amp;rsquo;s election, including two in the span of 24 hours last weekend in El Paso, Texas, and ...&lt;/p&gt; &lt;a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/13/michael-bloomberg/bloomberg-correct-nras-wayne-lapierre-once-support/"&gt;&gt;&gt; More&lt;/a&gt;</description><pubDate>Tue, 13 Aug 2019 20:16:34 +0000</pubDate><guid>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/13/michael-bloomberg/bloomberg-correct-nras-wayne-lapierre-once-support/</guid></item><item><title>Bernie Sanders - Did counties hosting a Trump rally in 2016 see a 226% spike in hate crimes?</title><link>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/12/bernie-sanders/did-counties-hosting-trump-rally-2016-see-226-spik/</link><description>The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True  |   Did counties hosting a Trump rally in 2016 see a 226% spike in hate crimes?
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  24. &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp; At a time of increasing tension over President Donald Trump&amp;rsquo;s rhetoric on undocumented immigrants and people of color, several Democrats have charged that Trump&amp;rsquo;s language is encouraging hate crimes. To make their case, Democrats cite a startling statistic. &amp;quot;In 2016, counties hosting a Trump rally saw a 226% spike in hate crimes,&amp;quot; reads a post on Facebook from the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders.&amp;nbsp; See Figure 2 on PolitiFact.com &amp;nbsp; A tweet from Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., makes the same claim. See Figure 1 on PolitiFact.com &amp;nbsp; A reader saw the Sanders post on social ...&lt;/p&gt; &lt;a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/12/bernie-sanders/did-counties-hosting-trump-rally-2016-see-226-spik/"&gt;&gt;&gt; More&lt;/a&gt;</description><pubDate>Mon, 12 Aug 2019 18:13:13 +0000</pubDate><guid>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/12/bernie-sanders/did-counties-hosting-trump-rally-2016-see-226-spik/</guid></item><item><title>Joe Biden - Joe Biden takes Donald Trump’s words about gang members out of context</title><link>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/09/joe-biden/joe-biden-takes-donald-trumps-words-about-gang-mem/</link><description>The Truth-o-Meter says: False  |   Joe Biden takes Donald Trump’s words about gang members out of context
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  26. &lt;p&gt;At a campaign stop in Iowa, former Vice President Joe Biden laid into President Donald Trump for stirring up the worst in Americans. Presidents &amp;quot;can encourage us to appeal to our better angels, our better nature,&amp;quot; Biden said Aug. 7. &amp;quot;They can also unleash the deepest, darkest forces in the nation. That is what I believe Donald Trump has chosen to do.&amp;quot; &amp;quot;Days before the midterm,&amp;quot; Biden continued, &amp;quot;He fomented fears of a caravan headed to the United States and created hysteria when he said, &amp;lsquo;Look, look at what&amp;#39;s marching up. This is an invasion.&amp;rsquo; He asserted that immigrants ...&lt;/p&gt; &lt;a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/09/joe-biden/joe-biden-takes-donald-trumps-words-about-gang-mem/"&gt;&gt;&gt; More&lt;/a&gt;</description><pubDate>Fri, 09 Aug 2019 19:03:53 +0000</pubDate><guid>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/09/joe-biden/joe-biden-takes-donald-trumps-words-about-gang-mem/</guid></item><item><title>Pete Buttigieg - Fact-checking whether Trump cut money to combat white nationalism</title><link>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/09/pete-buttigieg/fact-checking-whether-trump-cut-money-combat-white/</link><description>The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True  |   Fact-checking whether Trump cut money to combat white nationalism
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  28. &lt;p&gt;Democrats after the El Paso shooting renewed their criticism that the Trump administration hasn&amp;rsquo;t done enough about the threat of white nationalism. &amp;quot;The Trump administration cut funding allocated to the Department of Homeland Security to combat white nationalism,&amp;quot; South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg wrote Aug. 5 in a Medium post. &amp;quot;We must do more than simply reinstate that funding &amp;mdash; we must dedicate $1 billion to ensure that law enforcement across all agencies and all levels have sufficient resources to counter the growing tide of white nationalist violence.&amp;quot; Buttigieg was referring to an Obama era grant program called ...&lt;/p&gt; &lt;a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/09/pete-buttigieg/fact-checking-whether-trump-cut-money-combat-white/"&gt;&gt;&gt; More&lt;/a&gt;</description><pubDate>Fri, 09 Aug 2019 17:11:59 +0000</pubDate><guid>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/09/pete-buttigieg/fact-checking-whether-trump-cut-money-combat-white/</guid></item><item><title>Donald Trump - Donald Trump says Democrats distorted his visit at Dayton hospital. Here&amp;#39;s what they actually said</title><link>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/09/donald-trump/donald-trump-says-democrats-distorted-his-visit-da/</link><description>The Truth-o-Meter says: False  |   Donald Trump says Democrats distorted his visit at Dayton hospital. Here's what they actually said
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  30. &lt;p&gt;When guns and politics meet, nothing escapes scrutiny.&amp;nbsp; After President Donald Trump went to the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton to visit shooting survivors, hospital staff and first responders, Trump tweeted his dismay over Democrats &amp;quot;misrepresenting&amp;quot; his time there. &amp;quot;Just left Dayton, Ohio, where I met with the Victims &amp;amp; families, Law Enforcement, Medical Staff &amp;amp; First Responders. It was a warm &amp;amp; wonderful visit. Tremendous enthusiasm &amp;amp; even Love. Then I saw failed Presidential Candidate (0%) Sherrod Brown &amp;amp; Mayor Whaley totally misrepresenting what took place inside of the hospital. Their news conference after I left for El ...&lt;/p&gt; &lt;a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/09/donald-trump/donald-trump-says-democrats-distorted-his-visit-da/"&gt;&gt;&gt; More&lt;/a&gt;</description><pubDate>Fri, 09 Aug 2019 14:32:01 +0000</pubDate><guid>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/09/donald-trump/donald-trump-says-democrats-distorted-his-visit-da/</guid></item><item><title>Donald Trump - Donald Trump says he&amp;#39;s done more than other presidents to solve the gun problem. Has he?</title><link>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/08/donald-trump/donald-trump-says-hes-done-more-other-presidents-s/</link><description>The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True  |   Donald Trump says he's done more than other presidents to solve the gun problem. Has he?
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  32. &lt;p&gt;As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump accepted the endorsement of the National Rifle Association and released a Facebook video headlined by the remark, &amp;quot;I won&amp;rsquo;t let them take away our guns!!&amp;quot; Now, as president, he wants to be seen as a problem-solver on gun policy. At a media availability on Aug. 4 following mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, a reporter asked President Donald Trump, &amp;quot;The gun problem &amp;ndash; what are you going to do about it? How are you going to address it?&amp;quot; Trump responded, &amp;quot;We&amp;rsquo;re talking to a lot of people, and ...&lt;/p&gt; &lt;a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/08/donald-trump/donald-trump-says-hes-done-more-other-presidents-s/"&gt;&gt;&gt; More&lt;/a&gt;</description><pubDate>Thu, 08 Aug 2019 19:04:22 +0000</pubDate><guid>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/08/donald-trump/donald-trump-says-hes-done-more-other-presidents-s/</guid></item><item><title>Bernie Sanders - Bernie Sanders says private citizens have up to 10 million assault weapons, more than US military</title><link>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/08/bernie-sanders/do-private-citizens-have-5-10-million-assault-weap/</link><description>The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True  |   Bernie Sanders says private citizens have up to 10 million assault weapons, more than US military
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  34. &lt;p&gt;The United States doesn&amp;rsquo;t require gun registration. So, when U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., claims private citizens have more assault weapons than members of the military do, how does he know? &amp;quot;There are more assault rifles, as I understand it, in the hands of private citizens than in the hands of the United States military,&amp;quot; the 2020 presidential candidate said in the wake of the back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. &amp;quot;We&amp;#39;re talking about 5 (million) to 10 million assault weapons in the hands of private citizens.&amp;quot; Sanders&amp;rsquo; claim suffers a bit from ...&lt;/p&gt; &lt;a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/08/bernie-sanders/do-private-citizens-have-5-10-million-assault-weap/"&gt;&gt;&gt; More&lt;/a&gt;</description><pubDate>Thu, 08 Aug 2019 11:14:52 +0000</pubDate><guid>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/08/bernie-sanders/do-private-citizens-have-5-10-million-assault-weap/</guid></item><item><title>Bill Clinton - Did mass shooting deaths fall under the 1994 assault weapon ban? Checking Bill Clinton&amp;#39;s claim</title><link>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/07/bill-clinton/did-mass-shooting-deaths-fall-under-1994-assault-w/</link><description>The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True  |   Did mass shooting deaths fall under the 1994 assault weapon ban? Checking Bill Clinton's claim
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  36. &lt;p&gt;It is one of the most controversial gun control policies: A ban on assault weapons and large capacity magazines that allow shooters to keep firing longer without reloading. While defining what is and isn&amp;rsquo;t an assault weapon is hard, singling out the broad class of firearms the term conveys is not. Following the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, former President Bill Clinton invoked the ban that passed on his watch. &amp;quot;How many more people have to die before we reinstate the assault weapons ban and the limit on high-capacity magazines and pass universal background checks?&amp;quot; Clinton ...&lt;/p&gt; &lt;a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/07/bill-clinton/did-mass-shooting-deaths-fall-under-1994-assault-w/"&gt;&gt;&gt; More&lt;/a&gt;</description><pubDate>Wed, 07 Aug 2019 17:54:57 +0000</pubDate><guid>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/07/bill-clinton/did-mass-shooting-deaths-fall-under-1994-assault-w/</guid></item><item><title>Donald Trump - After mass shootings, Donald Trump says prosecutions for firearm offenses hit record in 2018</title><link>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/05/donald-trump/after-mass-shootings-fact-checking-trumps-statisti/</link><description>The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True  |   After mass shootings, Donald Trump says prosecutions for firearm offenses hit record in 2018
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  38. &lt;p&gt;After weekend mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton left more than 31 people dead, President Donald Trump gave a speech at the White House blaming mental illness and hatred for the attacks. Trump offered few specifics related to potential gun legislation he would support, although he left open the door when he said he was &amp;quot;ready to listen and discuss all ideas that will actually work and make a very big difference.&amp;quot; Trump briefly spoke about what the federal government has already done to crack down on guns. &amp;quot;Last year, we prosecuted a record number of firearms offenses, but ...&lt;/p&gt; &lt;a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/05/donald-trump/after-mass-shootings-fact-checking-trumps-statisti/"&gt;&gt;&gt; More&lt;/a&gt;</description><pubDate>Mon, 05 Aug 2019 21:10:24 +0000</pubDate><guid>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/05/donald-trump/after-mass-shootings-fact-checking-trumps-statisti/</guid></item><item><title>Donald Trump - Donald Trump’s flawed comparison of homicide rates in Baltimore, Central America</title><link>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/02/donald-trump/donald-trumps-flawed-comparison-homicide-rates-bal/</link><description>The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True  |   Donald Trump’s flawed comparison of homicide rates in Baltimore, Central America
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  40. &lt;p&gt;Days after President Donald Trump disparaged Baltimore as &amp;quot;a rat and rodent infested mess,&amp;quot; he claimed the city&amp;rsquo;s homicide problem is worse than some of the world&amp;rsquo;s most dangerous countries.&amp;nbsp; During an unscripted moment at a rally in Cincinnati, the president asked the crowd to name another location with a reputation for violence.&amp;nbsp; &amp;quot;The homicide rate in Baltimore is significantly higher than El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala. I believe it&amp;rsquo;s higher than &amp;mdash; give me a place that you think is pretty bad,&amp;quot; Trump said Aug. 1. Trump listened to the crowd. Then he said, &amp;quot;The guy says &amp;lsquo;Afghanistan.&amp;rsquo; I ...&lt;/p&gt; &lt;a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/02/donald-trump/donald-trumps-flawed-comparison-homicide-rates-bal/"&gt;&gt;&gt; More&lt;/a&gt;</description><pubDate>Fri, 02 Aug 2019 21:51:19 +0000</pubDate><guid>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/02/donald-trump/donald-trumps-flawed-comparison-homicide-rates-bal/</guid></item><item><title>Donald Trump - Trump’s false charge that Democrats want virtual immunity for violent illegal immigrants</title><link>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/02/donald-trump/trumps-false-charge-democrats-want-virtual-immunit/</link><description>The Truth-o-Meter says: False  |   Trump’s false charge that Democrats want virtual immunity for violent illegal immigrants
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  42. &lt;p&gt;President Donald Trump continued his effort to paint Democrats as so soft on immigration that they put American lives at risk. At his rally in Cincinnati, Trump said &amp;quot;Democrats have forgotten who it is that they&amp;#39;re supposed to represent,&amp;quot; and gave examples of illegal immigrants who committed murder and rape after being released from cities with sanctuary policies. &amp;quot;After ... New Jersey released an alien charged with domestic violence, he was arrested in Missouri for the murders of three people,&amp;quot; Trump said Aug. 1. &amp;quot;They want virtual immunity for illegal aliens who have committed horrible crimes and murder.&amp;quot; Democrats ...&lt;/p&gt; &lt;a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/02/donald-trump/trumps-false-charge-democrats-want-virtual-immunit/"&gt;&gt;&gt; More&lt;/a&gt;</description><pubDate>Fri, 02 Aug 2019 21:09:04 +0000</pubDate><guid>http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/aug/02/donald-trump/trumps-false-charge-democrats-want-virtual-immunit/</guid></item></channel></rss>

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