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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's election fiction on GOP wins, economy

 

November 11, 2018



WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh off the GOP's loss of the House, President Donald Trump is fudging the success of a "booming" economy and overstating the impact of his campaigning on the midterm elections.

He suggested that every Republican congressional candidate for whom he paid a visit to their state to rally voters prevailed on Election Day. That's not true. Several of his favorites in closely contested Senate and House races lost Tuesday, in some cases after Trump held multiple rallies on their behalf.

On the economy, Trump asserted that U.S. growth under his watch has been unprecedented. In...



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