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THREAD: We're fact-checking President @realDonaldTrump's speech tonight in Tampa in support of FL gov candidate @RonDeSantisFL. #TrumpTampa
We fact-check Rep. DeSantis over at @PolitiFactFL: politifact.com/personalities/… He is running against Ag Commissioner @adamputnam in the GOP primary Aug. 28
@RepDeSantis pledging to bring E-Verify to Florida. It did not happen for @FLGovScott politifact.com/florida/promis…
Trump now criticizing @SenBillNelson, facing a tough re-election bid from @FLGovScott All of our fact-checks from #FLSen can be found here: politifact.com/florida/electi…
Trump's jobs number is correct since 11/16. The scale of monthly job gains under Trump are broadly in line with the scale of monthly job gains under Obama politifact.com/truth-o-meter/…
The Asian unemployment rate has only been calculated since 2003, so "in history" should be taken with a grain of salt. (More stats here) politifact.com/truth-o-meter/…
Trump wrongly blames trade as reason for drop in soybean prices: politifact.com/truth-o-meter/…
Did the US lose $500 billion to China in trade last year? Mostly False #trumptampa politifact.com/truth-o-meter/… in terms of both goods and services, the trade deficit with China in '17 was $336 billion — meaning Trump was off by roughly $164 billion.
No, polls don't show Trump is the most popular Republican president in history. We rate Trump's claim False: politifact.com/truth-o-meter/…
You know, deep down, you want to read about the history of modern polling --> politifact.com/truth-o-meter/… (It was not around for Honest Abe.)
Trump again says ICE is liberating towns from the grips of gangs like MS-13. That's hyperbolic and misleading. As one expert told us, "Liberation is usually the terminology of military forces — as in, the Allies liberated France from the Nazis." politifact.com/truth-o-meter/…
Trump has so far kept his promise to say Merry Christmas. We're monitoring that promise on our Trump-O-Meter (yep, he promised it, so we're tracking it!) politifact.com/truth-o-meter/…
Trump said "large portions of the wall are underway." That's wrong, because Congress did not approve funding for wall prototypes — only some repairs. bit.ly/2v6Tgqt @CAPolitiFact #TrumpTampa
Couple of a little changes in Cabinet? Fact-check: "Whether chaos or great energy, the turnover in Trump’s White House is certainly unprecedented." bit.ly/2NX5r06
The tax law is not the biggest in history, as @realDonaldTrump said in Tampa (and on many other occasions.) politifact.com/truth-o-meter/…
What effect does repealing the individual mandate have on the uninsured, the deficit? politifact.com/new-york/state…
Here's why Trump appointments have lagged behind other presidents (there's blame to go around) bit.ly/2KduAS0
President Donald Trump made good on his promise to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Promise Kept. politifact.com/truth-o-meter/…
Trump's pick in #FLGOV race is @RonDeSantisFL over @adamputnam. All of our fact-checks of that race are here: politifact.com/florida/electi…
It's a wrap. What do want us to fact-check from #TrumpTampa?

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