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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

  • True25 (%)(25)
  • Mostly True62 (%)(62)
  • Half True84 (%)(84)
  • Mostly False121 (%)(121)
  • False174 (%)(174)
  • Pants on Fire80 (%)(80)

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What the U.S. Supreme Court decision means for the deportation of criminal immigrants

President Donald Trump condemned a U.S. Supreme Court decision to invalidate part of a federal law used to deport some immigrants convicted of crimes. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said the decision undermined its efforts to remove immigrants convicted of certain violent crimes, including sexual assault, kidnapping and burglary.

PolitiFact decided to take a closer look at the Supreme Court decision and its impact on the removal of immigrants convicted of crimes. Immigration law experts said the administration was overhyping the consequences.

Can President Donald Trump send the military to secure the border?

Lacking money for a border wall, President Donald Trump said he’s exploring using the military to stop illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s tweets about the border, DACA

President Donald Trump tweeted Happy Easter wishes on Sunday, and shortly after followed up with tweets bashing Mexico and Democrats for immigration problems in the United States.

Here’s a closer look at Trump’s tweets, fact-checked and with context.

Celebrate International Fact-checking Day: Avoid falling for fake news

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The facts behind Trump’s jabs at Amazon on taxes, USPS and lost retail jobs

President Donald Trump returned to one of his favorite punching bags March 29: Amazon. We decided it was time to revisit Trump’s takedown of the online giant for accuracy.