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Republican from New York

Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States on Nov. 8, 2016. He has been a real estate developer, entrepreneur and host of the NBC reality show, "The Apprentice."  Trump's statements were awarded PolitiFact's 2015 Lie of the Year. Born and raised in New York City, Trump is married to Melania Trump, a former model from Slovenia. Trump has five children and eight grandchildren. Three of his children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric, serve as executive vice presidents of the Trump Organization.

The PolitiFact scorecard

  • True16 (%)(16)
  • Mostly True48 (%)(48)
  • Half True54 (%)(54)
  • Mostly False76 (%)(76)
  • False126 (%)(126)
  • Pants on Fire63 (%)(63)

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Fact-checking Trump’s TIME interview on truths and falsehoods

Confronted by his most flagrant falsehoods, President Donald Trump finally faced the question of why he make so many unsubstantiated claims.

Ahead of crucial House vote, fact checking the GOP's Obamacare replacement

Does it benefit the rich, lower premiums?

A timeline of Donald Trump’s false wiretapping charge

President Donald Trump has stuck to a false claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped him. Here’s a timeline of Trump’s statement, the White House’s evolving responses and the evidence against it.

Donald Trump's St. Patrick's Day 'Irish proverb' was probably not Irish

During an annual meeting between American and Irish leaders, Trump recited an Irish proverb: "Always remember to forget the friends that proved untrue, but never forget to remember those that have stuck by you." But it might not actually be Irish.

Trump’s stalled campaign promises on health care

PolitiFact’s Trump-O-Meter is tracking 103 campaign promises Trump made in the run-up to the Nov. 8 election, including a slew regarding health care. Beyond a broad promise to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, Trump has much work to do.