Not quite what he said
"The head of the FBI has told Congress they cannot vet those (Syrian) refugees."
Coal usage is slipping, but it's still the biggest source for U.S. electricity
"We're practically not allowed to use coal any more. What do we do with our coal? We ship it to China and they spew it in the air."
Not representative of American Muslims
Says 25 percent of U.S. Muslims "agreed that violence against Americans here in the United States is justified as a part of the global jihad."
Polygamy is illegal, not encouraged
A Muslim immigrant in Michigan can list his second, third or fourth wives as "extended family" and qualify for welfare.
Off by hundreds of thousands
"There are over 700,000 Americans on some watch list or another that would all be captured" in a Democratic amendment intended to stop suspected terrorists from buying guns.
An overly broad Democratic charge resurfaces
"Ted Cruz tried to ban contraception" five times.
Statement cherry-picks, twists an academic study
"Here’s the simple and undeniable fact: The overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats."
Ability exists, but not foolproof
"There is currently no ability to vet these people," referring to Syrian refugees.
The link is indirect and complicated
Climate change is "directly related" to the growth of terrorism.
Misses a whole lot of the picture
Out of the total U.S. military budget, "significantly less than 10 percent of that money is used to fight international terrorism."
Distorting a complicated situation
Says Hillary Clinton told her daughter and a government official that Benghazi "was a terrorist attack, and then tells everybody else that it was a video."
A cherrypicked and distorted figure
"Only one out of five of the so-called ‘Syrian refugees’ who went into Europe were actually Syrian."
Inflating the number
"We’re losing now over $500 billion a year in terms of imbalance with China."
A matter of 15 minutes
The CNBC debate was supposed to be three hours, and he "renegotiated it down to two hours."
Debt limit bill isn't that permissive
The debt limit deal "allows President Obama to borrow unlimited amounts of money."
There were investigations in three of these four cases
Unlike Benghazi, there were no investigations of the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing, none about key aspects of the 9/11 attacks and the Iraq War, and none about embassy attacks under George W. Bush.
More recent trends show the opposite
Says Denmark’s suicide rate has been about twice as high as the United States’ over the past five decades.
After a historically long delay
"Republican leadership took the lead confirming Loretta Lynch as attorney general."
By itself, a joint doesn't get you into the joint
"We are imprisoning or giving jail sentences to young people who are smoking marijuana."
With protections like this, you don't need enemies
Says Edward Snowden "could have gotten all of the protections of being a whistleblower."
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