Latest Half-True Fact-checks on Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders stated on February 7, 2020 in campaign talking points issued days before the New Hampshire primary: “Pete Buttigieg is a favorite candidate of Wall Street and the health care industry.” Bernie Sanders stated on January 13, 2020 in a Sun Sentinel op ed: "In Florida children are required to take their first standardized test within 30 days of beginning kindergarten and Gov. DeSantis wants to extend that requirement to preschoolers." Bernie Sanders stated on October 19, 2019 in a rally in New York City: Says Congress gave Wall Street "trillions of dollars of zero interest loans." Bernie Sanders stated on August 22, 2019 in a campaign speech: "Some 200,000 people are in jail for the crime of being poor and not being able to afford bail." Bernie Sanders stated on August 15, 2019 in an interview with Cardi B: "We have something like one out of four young black men in this country end up in the criminal justice system. They may end up in jail, they may end up on parole, they may end up on probation." Bernie Sanders stated on August 5, 2019 in a Facebook meme: "In 2016, counties hosting a Trump rally saw a 226% spike in hate crimes." Bernie Sanders stated on August 5, 2019 in a video on Twitter: "There are more assault rifles, as I understand it, in the hands of private citizens than in the hands of the United States military. We're talking about 5 to 10 million assault weapons in the hands of private citizens." Bernie Sanders stated on June 20, 2019 in a tweet: "30,000 Americans a year die waiting for health care because of the cost." Bernie Sanders stated on June 6, 2019 in a tweet: "I have consistently voted against the Hyde Amendment." Bernie Sanders stated on February 25, 2019 in a CNN town hall event: Says President Donald Trump "came forth with a budget — a trillion dollar cut in Medicaid, $500 billion to Medicare, and $72 billion for the Social Security Disability Fund." Bernie Sanders stated on February 26, 2019 in a tweet: Raising the federal minimum wage to $15 "would give more than 40 million low-wage workers a raise, more than 25 percent of the U.S. workforce." Bernie Sanders stated on February 25, 2019 in a CNN town hall event: "We have a president who wanted to throw 32 million people off of the health care they had." Bernie Sanders stated on February 19, 2019 in an interview on CBS This Morning: "In Canada, for a number of decades, they have provided quality care to all people without out-of-pocket expenses. You go in for cancer therapy, you don't take out your wallet." Bernie Sanders stated on July 30, 2018 in a video: Says the Koch Brothers sponsored "a study that shows that Medicare for All would save the American people $2 trillion over a 10-year period." Bernie Sanders stated on February 24, 2018 in a campaign appearance: "The Koch brothers have given" Paul Ryan "$500,000 in campaign contributions." Bernie Sanders stated on September 17, 2017 in an interview: "Private insurance companies in this country spend between 12 and 18 percent on administration costs. The cost of administering the Medicare program, a very popular program that works well for our seniors, is 2 percent. We can save approximately $500 billion a year just in administration costs." Bernie Sanders stated on June 13, 2017 in a tweet: Says Senate deliberations on the Affordable Care Act in 2009 and 2010 included hundreds of hours of debate and more than 100 Republican amendments, compared with zero for the American Health Care Act this year. Bernie Sanders stated on February 5, 2017 in an interview on CNN: Says former President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominations "required 60 votes." Bernie Sanders stated on December 12, 2016 in an interview: Fifty percent of workers ages 55 to 64 have "zero" money "in the bank as they enter retirement." Bernie Sanders stated on October 5, 2016 in a speech: Says Donald Trump’s plan to repeal the estate tax would mean the Walmart Walton family would "get a $53 billion tax break." Bernie Sanders stated on July 25, 2016 in a speech at the Democratic National Convention: "The top 1 percent in recent years has earned 85 percent of all new income." Bernie Sanders stated on June 1, 2016 in a news conference: "There are tens of thousands of homes right here in California where you turn on the faucet but you can't drink the water." Bernie Sanders stated on May 16, 2016 in a town hall in San Juan: "Puerto Rico’s $70 billion debt is unsustainable and it is unpayable. And the reason why it is unsustainable has everything to do with the greed of Wall Street vulture funds." Bernie Sanders stated on April 14, 2016 in the Democratic debate in Brooklyn, N.Y.: "We spend about 75 percent of the entire cost of the military aspect of NATO." Bernie Sanders stated on April 10, 2016 in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press": Says Hillary Clinton voted "for virtually every trade agreement that has cost the workers of this country millions of jobs." Bernie Sanders stated on March 19, 2016 in a TV ad : Says Bernie Sanders "fundamentally changed the lives" of Immokalee farm workers in Florida for the better. Bernie Sanders stated on March 15, 2016 in a political ad for Bernie 2016: "The Trans-Pacific trade deal could cost America 448,000 more jobs." Bernie Sanders stated on February 28, 2016 in comments on "Meet the Press": Says he supported the 1994 crime bill because "there is a ban on assault weapons in that bill." Bernie Sanders stated on February 11, 2016 in comments during the PBS Democratic debate: The United States has "the highest rate of childhood poverty of almost any major country on Earth." Bernie Sanders stated on February 2, 2016 in a campaign event in Keene, N.H.: Says Goldman Sachs CEO said Congress would "have to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and give huge tax breaks to the wealthy and the large corporations."