AP FACT CHECK: Trump's 'record' poverty drop, Flynn's lies
December 23, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is spreading misinformation about U.S. economic growth, the Russia investigation and the Islamic State group in Syria.
He and his advisers are declaring a "record" drop in U.S. poverty last year where none exists, and "very strong" capital spending next year due to Trump administration tax cuts. In fact, capital spending is projected to slow, probably dampening economic growth.
On the Russia investigation, Trump's White House asserts that former national security adviser Michael Flynn was unfairly targeted by FBI investigators even after Flynn hims...