Latest Half-True Fact-checks on Rick Perry Rick Perry stated on August 14, 2019 in a speech: "The U.S. now leads the world in producing both oil and natural gas, and at the same time reducing energy-related emissions." Rick Perry stated on August 2, 2015 in an interview on "Fox News Sunday": Says Donald Trump is for a single-payer health care system. Rick Perry stated on February 27, 2015 in a web ad: "At this particular point in time, looking at the field, there’s only one individual that’s ever had the uniform of his country on—and that’s me." Rick Perry stated on January 15, 2015 in valedictory speech as governor to the Texas Legislature: Texas has "the lowest crime rate in this state since 1968" because of changes in law regarding nonviolent drug offenders. Rick Perry stated on July 23, 2014 in an interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News: Says three Ukrainians recently captured on a West Texas ranch are among "individuals from countries that have strong terrorist ties being apprehended" near the state’s border with Mexico. Rick Perry stated on May 19, 2014 in a letter to President Barack Obama: Since 2000, Texas has reduced "harmful pollutants in the air like nitrogen oxide by 62.5 percent, and ozone by 23 percent--a reduction that is 12 percent greater than the national average." Rick Perry stated on January 7, 2014 in a tweet: Texas added 6,600 miles of highway from 2001-2012, more than any other state. Rick Perry stated on August 21, 2013 in a radio ad: "Every year, more than $40 million are leaving Missouri for the Lone Star State." Rick Perry stated on June 27, 2013 in a speech at National Right to Life convention, Grapevine, Texas.: Says Wendy Davis, "born into difficult circumstances," was the daughter of a single mother and a teenage mother herself. Rick Perry stated on May 6, 2013 in video remarks to the Family Research Council: Says Sam Houston opposed slavery and as governor said Texas should not leave the union over slavery. Rick Perry stated on June 7, 2012 in a speech to the Republican Party of Texas convention in Fort Worth.: Barack Obama has "provided guns to Mexican drug cartels." Rick Perry stated on March 15, 2012 in a tweet: Says that in fiscal year 2010, "nearly 80 percent of women served" in the Texas Women’s Health Program received services from a provider other than a Planned Parenthood clinic. Rick Perry stated on January 2, 2012 in a Web ad: "Santorum also voted for a teapot museum in North Carolina." Rick Perry stated on December 10, 2011 in a Republican presidential debate in Iowa.: Says the Obama administration catches and releases nonviolent illegal immigrants. Rick Perry stated on November 22, 2011 in the CNN Republican presidential debate: "When you sanction the Iranian central bank, that will shut down (Iran's) economy." Rick Perry stated on October 31, 2011 in a television ad: "We cut a record $15 billion from our state budget." Rick Perry stated on October 26, 2011 in a television ad: "In Texas, we created over 1 million new jobs while the rest of the nation lost over 2 million." Rick Perry stated on October 18, 2011 in an online video: "Our president has labeled Americans as soft." Rick Perry stated on September 30, 2011 in a speech: Coca-Cola’s CEO "said he finds it easier to do work in China than in the United States." Rick Perry stated on September 29, 2011 in a television interview: Says the private sector in Texas created 1 million jobs over the past decade. Rick Perry stated on September 16, 2011 in answer to questions.: Says he did not support the October 2008 legislation to rescue Wall Street firms. Rick Perry stated on September 7, 2011 in a Republican presidential debate.: "When you look at what we have done over the last decade, we created 1 million jobs in the state of Texas. At the same time, (the rest of) America lost 2.5 million." Rick Perry stated on September 7, 2011 in a debate at the Reagan Library: "Michael Dukakis created jobs three times faster" than Mitt Romney. Rick Perry stated on August 13, 2011 in a campaign video on his website: Says the national debt and President Barack Obama's "refusal to control spending led to our nation's credit rating being downgraded for the first time in history." Rick Perry stated on June 18, 2011 in a speech.: Says the 2012-13 state budget "leaves $6 billion in a rainy day fund." Rick Perry stated on June 14, 2011 in a cameo interview.: "Since June 2009, about 48 percent of all the jobs created in America were in Texas." Rick Perry stated on March 2, 2011 in an interview.: Says neither President Barack Obama nor Mexico President Felipe Calderon "have been on the border to see what's happening to the citizens of Mexico, and for that matter the citizens of Texas." Rick Perry stated on February 8, 2011 in his State of the State address.: Says the state share of Texas public education spending increased 82 percent over the past decade, reaching $20 billion in 2009. Rick Perry stated on November 2, 2010 in a book: Says some in Congress are trying "to create a separate government for those with a drop of Native Hawaiian blood." Rick Perry stated on November 4, 2010 in on an episode of Fox & Friends: "Since the first of the year, 153 businesses at last count had moved out of California to Texas."