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“We're building the wall, by the way, we're going to have over 400 miles of wall built by the end of next year.”

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No, Trump’s wall is not yet being built. Congress inserted specific language in its appropriations bill that none of the $1.57 billion appropriated for border protection may be used for prototypes of a concrete wall that Trump observed while in California. The money can be used only for bollard fencing and levee fencing, or for replacement of existing fencing. The same restrictions were included in the spending bill Trump signed on Feb. 15, 2019. Trump appears to acknowledge the renovations, except he persists in claiming it is a wall. All told, Congress has funded about 175 miles of barriers. Trump has also tapped a Treasury Department asset forfeiture fund to build 30 miles and unused Pentagon funding to fund 53 miles. That adds up to a little under 260 miles, which Trump-speak often gets translated to 400 miles.

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“For so many decades, we've been losing tens of billions of dollars to China and Japan, and India and name any country. Now we lost.”

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It's not that hard to find countries with which the U.S. runs a trade surplus in goods. At the top of the list are Hong Kong, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, Belgium and Australia.

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“We passed the largest package of tax cuts and reforms in our nation's history.”

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Trump’s tax cut amounts to nearly 0.9 percent of the gross domestic product, meaning it is far smaller than President Ronald Reagan’s tax cut in 1981, which was 2.89 percent of GDP. Trump’s tax cut is the eighth largest tax cut — and even smaller than two tax cuts passed under Barack Obama.

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“I'm so proud of the economy. We are doing numbers that nobody has ever believed. Probably the best economy we've ever had.”

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The president can certainly brag about the state of the economy, but he runs into trouble when he makes a play for the history books. By just about any important measure, the economy today is not doing as well as it did under Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson or Bill Clinton — or Ulysses S. Grant.

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“Can you believe that I had to go through the worst and most corrupt political Witch Hunt in the history of the United States (No Collusion) when it was the “other side” that illegally created the diversionary & criminal event and even spied on my campaign? Disgraceful!”

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It has been reported that an FBI informant in Europe, a professor named Stefan Halper, met with at least three people working on the Trump campaign in Europe. So far, there has been nothing to indicate whether there was a political agenda or a “spy” mandate as part of Halper's assistance for the FBI, which started after the agency opened a counterintelligence probe. There is no evidence he was paid a "fortune," as Trump often claims. Trump appears to be referring to payments made for an unrelated project for the Defense Department, which started before Trump announced his campaign for presidency. The FISA surveillance warrant on Carter Page, a one time campaign aide to Trump, was issued after Page had left the campaign.

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“Their entire party has been taken over by far left radicals who want to nullify and erase American borders. They want open borders. They want open borders. They want people to pour in, and they think that's going to be votes ultimately for them....Democrats want to allow totally unlimited, uncontrolled and unchecked migration, all paid for by you, the American taxpayer.”

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Trump is fear mongering here. Democrats generally do not advocate for illegal immigration, and have repeatedly put forth immigration bills that both include a DACA solution and new border security measures. Sometimes Trump even claims Democrats "don't mind crime." Plus, as we've previously reported, most independent research contradicts the idea that illegal immigrants bring more crime.

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“This has to be a deal because we have been losing to China for many years. $500 billion a year. We have rebuilt China. We've given them so much -- I mean, think of it and that's cash you know, they can say it's 'surplus.' They can say it's 'deficit.' Call it whatever. We were losing cash. We're giving them $500 billion. How the hell can you do it?”

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The U.S. trade deficit in goods and services in 2018 with China was $378 billion. Trump often just cites the goods deficit, which was $375 billion in 2017 and $419 billion in 2018, according to the Census Bureau. In any case, countries do not make or lose money on trade deficits.

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“We're getting ripped off on military, NATO. I'm all for NATO. But you know, we're paying for almost 100 percent of defending Europe.”

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During the presidential election, Trump consistently inflated the U.S. contribution to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Once he became president, his inaccuracy has persisted, but with a twist. He often claims that “billions and billions” of dollars have come into NATO because of his complaints. All that is happening is that members have increased defense spending as a share of their economies — a process that was started before Trump even announced his candidacy. In terms of direct funding of NATO, the United States pays the largest share — about 22 percent. Germany is second, with about 15 percent.

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