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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press is fact-checking remarks from President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech. Here's a look at some of the claims we've examined:MIDDLE EAST WARSTRUMP: "Our brave troops have now been fighting in the Middle East for almost 19 years."THE FACTS: Trump exaggerated the length of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The war in Afghanistan began in October 2001, in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. The invasion of Iraq was in March 2003. The U.S. has been at war for a bit more than 17 years.Also, he refers to fighting in the Middle East. Iraq is in the Middle East, but Afghanistan is in south and central Asia.FOOD STAMPSTRUMP, describing progress over the last two years: "Nearly 5 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps."THE FACTS: The number of people receiving food stamps actually hasn't declined that much.Government data show there were 44.2 million people participating in the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program in … [Read more...] about Fact-check: What Trump got right and wrong in State of the Union address
U.S. President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night was “preposterous” and another reason that Congress should begin proceedings to impeach him, billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer argued. Steyer, who founded the Need to Impeach campaign that has gathered more than 7.2 million signatures to impeach Trump since October 2017, questioned the integrity of Trump’s speech on Wednesday. “I thought the thing was preposterous,” Steyer told Newsweek. “You have a guy who is the most divisive president in American history, who has done nothing but attack and vilify, has done everything he can to separate the country, talking about being the great unifier.” Steyer continued that Trump’s address was “honestly laughable” and “there was nothing in there” of substance. The Democrat based in California cited a Washington Post fact-check last November, which found that Trump made more than 6,000 … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s ‘Preposterous’ State of the Union Is Further Evidence He Should Be Impeached, Tom Steyer Says
Analysis Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image President Trump delivers the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives on January 30, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Win McNamee/Getty Images President Trump delivers the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives on January 30, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Win McNamee/Getty Images Until this week, President Trump and several hundred million other Americans assumed he would be coming to the Capitol to give his State of the Union address this month. That was based on nearly 230 years of tradition, recently renewed by the invitation of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Politics Trump Postpones Pelosi Trip To War Zone After She Postpones State Of The Union But now Trump's address appears to be up in the air – unlike Speaker Pelosi's scheduled trip to … [Read more...] about Our State Of Disunion: Trump, Pelosi Spar Over Big Speech But Why Do We Care?
Crowds at a rally for President Donald Trump in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Thursday broke out in an impassioned new chant: "AOC sucks!"It refers to progressive Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's initials.It came after Donald Trump Jr., the president's son, questioned Ocasio-Cortez's political experience and said the fact that Democrats were listening to her policies "pretty scary."Trump Jr. smiled throughout the chant.Donald Trump Jr. questioned Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's political experience and called her policies "scary" at a Thursday rally for his father, prompting a new chant: "AOC sucks!"Trump Jr. told a crowd in Grand Rapids, Michigan: "Think about the fact that every mianstream leading Democratic contender is taking the advice of a freshman Congresswoman who three weeks ago didn't know the three branches of government," he said, likely referring to Ocasio-Cortez's accidentally referring to the three branches of government as "three chambers."Republican politicians … [Read more...] about ‘AOC sucks!’ Donald Trump Jr. prompts new chant as he criticizes Ocasio-Cortez’s policies