Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Fact-Checking Trump’s Speech to the N.R.A. Advertisement Supported by Fact Check In a speech to the National Rifle Association on Friday, President Trump made misleading statements on drug prices, his border wall, MS-13 and an international arms treaty. ByLinda Qiu April 26, 2019 What Mr. Trump Said “This year, for the first time in 50 years, drug prices went down.” This is misleading. Multiple analyses have shown that the drug prices are still increasing, albeit at a slower pace than in previous years. An Associated Press analysis found that from January to July 2018, drug companies raised prices on more than 4,400 products, with a median increase of 5.2 percent in June and July of 2018. That was lower than the median increase of 8 percent for the same period in 2017. Rx … [Read more...] about Fact-Checking Trump’s Speech to the N.R.A.
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By The Associated Press | PUBLISHED: January 9, 2019 at 4:59 am | UPDATED: January 9, 2019 at 5:03 am By CALVIN WOODWARD and COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In his prime-time speech to the nation, President Donald Trump declared a border crisis that’s in sharp dispute, wrongly accused Democrats of refusing to pay for border security and ignored the reality of how drugs come into the country as he pitched his wall as a solution to varied ills. A look at his Oval Office remarks Tuesday night: DRUGSTRUMP: “Our southern border is a pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs, including meth, heroin, cocaine and fentanyl. Every week, 300 of our citizens are killed by heroin alone, 90 percent of which floods across from our southern border.” THE FACTS: A wall can’t do much about that when drug trafficking is concentrated at land ports of entry, not remote stretches of the border. The Drug Enforcement Administration says “only a … [Read more...] about Fact check: Trump’s speech on the border wall
POLITICS 01/09/2019 04:47 am ET Again, Mexico is not paying for the wall. By Nick Visser, Carla Herreria, and Saba Hamedy President Donald Trump addressed the nation live from the Oval Office on Tuesday night in an attempt to drum up support for his border wall. But the 10-minute address, carried on every major television network in America, was rife with double-speak, cherry-picked statistics and outright falsehoods. Take a look at some of the biggest lies from the president’s speech below. That Mexico will pay for the wall indirectly. “The wall will always be paid for indirectly by the great new trade deal we have made with Mexico.” After abandoning his campaign pledge that Mexico would directly pay for a barrier along the southern border, Trump has instead insisted in recent months that the country would do so indirectly through a revised North American Free Trade Agreement. However, both economists and trade experts have said that won’t be … [Read more...] about Fact-Checking Trump’s Misleading And Outright False Claims From His Border Address
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump made a televised plea for border wall funding Tuesday night, seeking an edge in the shutdown battle with congressional Democrats as he declared there is "a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul." Addressing the nation from the Oval Office for the first time, Trump argued for funding on security and humanitarian grounds as he sought to put pressure on newly empowered Democrats amid an extended partial government shutdown. related advertisement Trump called on Democrats to return to the White House to meet with him, saying it was "immoral" for "politicians to do nothing."Trump, who has long railed against illegal immigration at the border, has recently seized on humanitarian concerns to argue there is a broader crisis that can only be solved with a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. But critics say the security risks are overblown and his administration is at least partly to blame for the humanitarian … [Read more...] about With fact checks: Trump, Democrats make their cases in border wall debate
POLITICS 01/08/2019 06:22 pm ET The president is expected to address the government shutdown and his demands for a border wall. By Alana Horowitz Satlin President Donald Trump is set to deliver a speech Tuesday night on the ongoing government shutdown and his demands for a border wall. With the shutdown well into its third week, Trump is locked in a crisis of his own invention. He has insisted he won’t sign a bill to reopen the government unless it contains $5 billion in funding for his long-promised wall, but Democrats have remained steadfast in their opposition. The president has threatened a number of extreme measures to try to resolve the conflict including closing the border completely and declaring a national emergency. Trump’s address will air on every major network at 9 p.m. Eastern time. Afterward, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will offer a response. HuffPost will be following the … [Read more...] about Read Live Updates On Donald Trump’s Border Wall Speech