Can He Win For Losing? Donald Trump's Facts Gets Checked
We've got the real facts.
The Short of It:
At last night's debates, Trump falsely accused Clinton for creating the birtherism conspiracies, said the murder rates in New York City were rising, when they are in fact on the decline, and accused Clinton of attempting to fight ISIS "her entire adult life." ISIS is a militant group that formed in 1999. Clinton was born in 1947.
Here's some of the key moments that needed a fact checker and CNN found them for you.
Trump on Climate Change
During the debate last night, Clinton accused Trump of thinking "that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese." Trump immediately shot the charge down, but here's the fact:
Trump On Jobs
Trump hammered home that America was losing jobs as part of a flub that had bad trade deals. In the debate he pointed to Michigan and Ohio, two manufacturing-heavy states, which he said saw thousands of jobs broken down.
"Thousands of jobs leaving Michigan, leaving Ohio. They're all leaving. And we can't allow it to happen anymore," Trump said. Truth is, those two states have actually gained jobs in recent years.
Trump On Stop-and-Frisk
Trump asserted that New York City's stop-and-frisk laws had not been ruled unconstitutional. It was.
"It went before a judge who was a very against-police judge. It was taken away from her and our mayor, our new mayor, refused to go forward with the case," Trump said at the debate. "They would have won an appeal."
A federal judge deemed the policy as a violation to the law of the land in August 2013.
The Birther Movement
Trump claimed that the infamous and false conspiracy theory that President Barack Obama's birthplace was not in the U.S. started with Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign.
"If you look at CNN this past week, Patti Solis Doyle was on Wolf Blitzer saying that this happened, (Sidney) Blumenthal sent McClatchy, highly respected reporter at McClatchy, to Kenya to find out about it, they were pressing very hard," Trump said. "She failed to get the birth certificate. When I got involved I didn't fail, I got him to give the birth certificate. So, I'm satisfied with it."
Truth is, the facts don't support Trump's claims.
While polls are in and point to Clinton as the winner of the debate, her campaign will have to continue to uphold the same strategy of debunking Trump's claims and goading him in order to see a true turn in the tides of the election. Her debate-night victory must be turned into sustained success if she intents to draw down the climb Trump has continued to see in national and battleground state polls. But maybe. His facts will do it themselves.