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Republican from New York

Donald Trump 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 Lie of the Year. Born and raised in New York City, Trump is married to Melania Trump, a former model from Slovenia. Trump has five children and eight grandchildren. Three of his children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric, serve as executive vice presidents of the Trump Organization.

The PolitiFact scorecard

  • True29 (%)(29)
  • Mostly True72 (%)(72)
  • Half True93 (%)(93)
  • Mostly False135 (%)(135)
  • False213 (%)(213)
  • Pants on Fire92 (%)(92)

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Fact-checking Trump, Pelosi and Schumer’s White House fight over the border wall, shutdown

President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer sparred before news cameras over the need and effectiveness of a southern border wall, at times fact-checking and speaking over one another.

Here’s a recap of what was said, fact-checked and with added context.

PolitiFact California’s Top 10 Most Popular Fact Checks of 2018

Claims on highly-charged topics from immigration to mass shootings to California’s stark divide between the rich and the poor all made PolitiFact California’s Top 10 most popular fact checks of 2018.

Is the new NAFTA the biggest trade deal ever, as Donald Trump said?

Trump touted the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement as the biggest trade deal ever. Here are the facts.

How much has been spent so far on Donald Trump's border wall?

President Donald Trump says he’s already begun to fulfill one of his key campaign promises -- building a wall along the border between the United States and Mexico. But how much has money actually been allocated for that task?

Examining Jerry Brown’s veto of California wildfire legislation and the criticism of it

As deadly wildfires burned across California, a flurry of social media and blog posts called into question Gov. Jerry Brown’s veto of a wildfire management bill two years ago. PolitiFact California examined these posts, the governor’s reasons for rejecting the bill and the state’s fire prevention efforts.