President Trump officially launched his campaign on June 16, 2015. Since then, his position has changed on a number of key issues. (Meg Kelly/The Washington Post)

Two years ago, Donald Trump rode down the escalator at the Trump Tower and launched a presidential campaign that changed history. (Here’s our fact check of his announcement speech, in which we described Trump as “a fact checker’s dream — and nightmare.”)

In this Fact Checker video, we rewind the tape and look at what he said then — and what’s changed now, including:

• the unemployment rate (he called it “nonsense” on the campaign trail; now he touts it as legitimate);
• China currency devaluation (he no longer blames them for devaluing their currency, which was false to begin with);
• and immigration (he promised to end Obama’s executive order granting deferred action to children of undocumented immigrants, which he now says he won’t do).

 


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