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Republican from New York

Donald Trump is the president of the United States. He 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 and 2017 Lie of the Year. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In February 2017, he officially announced he is running for the 2020 Republican nomination for president.

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Fact-checking a mixed bag of accusations on Trump and 9/11

A Facebook post rattles off eight accusations against President Donald Trump and his comments around the 9/11 attacks.

Fact-check: Bahamas evacuees without visas ordered off US-bound ferry

A TV news report about Bahamians without visas being asked to leave a U.S.-bound ferry prompted attacks on the Trump administration. But Customs and Border Protection said that it never ordered anyone off the boat.

 

 

By the numbers: Is college worth the cost?

With mounting student debt and rising tuition costs, is college still worth it? PolitiFact crunched the numbers for bachelor’s and associate’s degrees and interviewed education experts.

Fact-checking Trump’s falsehoods about Hurricane Dorian

As Hurricane Dorian approached, Trump said that Alabama would likely be hit and that he wasn’t sure he had heard of a Cat 5. The exaggerations were easily avoidable.

PolitiFact Wisconsin's most clicked items for August 2019

Readers of PolitiFact Wisconsin zeroed in on fact-checks that mass shootings are down under Trump, a claim that China is paying U.S. farmers $16 billion through tariffs and more.