July 12, 2018

#1 - The deficit refers to federal revenues minus federal outlays. Each year’s deficit adds to the overall public debt. It rose from $585 billion dollars to $6665 billion dollars… mostly on Donald Trump’s watch.

On Friday, June 29th in an interview with the Fox Business Network, Director of the National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow said the following (quote):

"The deficit ... is coming down, and it’s coming down rapidly."

That is a lie!

The Congressional Budget Office shows rising deficits for years into the future. Plus, for the first seven months of this year the deficit is 12 percent higher than last year.


# 2 - Experts say that MS-13 the gang targets immigrant communities within larger jurisdictions, and does NOT have entire towns within its violent grasp.

On Saturday, June 30th, Donald Trump tweeted the following (quote):

"I have watched ICE liberate towns from the grasp of MS-13."

That is a lie!

Neither ICE nor the White House identified towns that had been under MS-13 rule and were then liberated by ICE.


#3 -  According to the Department of Homeland Security, the number of Iranians naturalized in the U.S. declined after the Iran Nuclear Deal  was signed, from 10,344 in 2015 to 9,507 in 2016.

On Tuesday, July 3rd, Donald Trump tweeted the following (quote):

“Just out that the Obama Administration granted citizenship, during the terrible Iran Deal negotiation, to 2,500 Iranians - including to government officials. How big (and bad) is that?”

That is a lie.

Trump repeated the accusation from a baseless Fox News report. In fact, after the Nuclear Deal was signed the number of naturalized Iranians decreased!

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