Cruz rebuts POTUS
"We have the lowest percentage of Americans working today of any year since 1977."
It's a fuzzy claim, but a good case can be made
"The United States of America, right now, has the strongest, most durable economy in the world."
By at least one measure
"We spend more on our military than the next eight nations combined."
Job growth hasn't brought much income growth
The economy is "too weak to raise income levels."
Improvement since the last State of the Union, in fact
We have cut "our deficits by almost three-quarters."
But he did want to arm Syrian moderates
"Marco Rubio voted against authorizing President Obama to strike Syria after Assad used chemical weapons on his own people."
Possible, but a little complicated
"A violent felon can buy (a gun) over the Internet with no background check, no questions asked."
Toothless, but support nonetheless
Says Bernie Sanders "voted for regime change with respect to Libya."
Let's go to the transcript!
"Two months ago, Donald Trump said that ISIS was not our fight."
Data is opaque, but Rubio seems in the ballpark
"Three or four countries" out of roughly 60 in the anti-ISIS coalition "are providing military force."
'Thousandfold' is rhetorical flourish, but he's mostly on target
"In France, they have a (surveillance) program a thousandfold more invasive" than the United States.
Clerical errors led to delay
The Charleston, S.C., shooter "should have never been given a gun, but the universal background check was not fast enough."
Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't
"It is already in the law that there is a requirement to screen (refugees) for religion."
A team effort
"I spent 18 months putting together the sanctions against Iran so that we could force them to the negotiating table."
Phone records, voting roll back it up
John Bel Edwards
Says David Vitter "answered a prostitute’s call minutes after he skipped a vote honoring 28 soldiers who gave their lives in defense of our freedom."
In raw dollars, U.S. is No. 1
"The United States (is) the largest provider of humanitarian assistance to displaced persons and refugees."
The process typically takes 2 years
"It takes almost a year for a refugee to be processed in the United States."
In line with general trends
"Net immigration from Mexico last year was zero. Fact-check me."
He's off by 60 cents an hour
"Over half of the black workers in this country earn less" than $15 an hour.
Phrase appears on website, but isn't accurate
"Go look on the West Point website and you’ll see those specific words, ‘full scholarship to West Point.’ So even though it is, you know, given as a grant for anybody who gets in, those words are used."
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