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stated on April 17, 2018 in an editorial:
Marijuana and THC "have caused emergency room visits to skyrocket."
stated on October 11, 2016 in a speech:
Global warming leads to much quicker spread of the Zika virus because the increased temperature, "makes mosquitoes mature faster, . . . bite more due to having a higher metabolism, and makes the Zika virus inside of them incubate faster."
stated on September 20, 2016 in a speech to the Leader's Summit on Refugees:
"Refugees are subject to more rigorous screening than the average tourist in the U.S."
stated on August 25, 2016 in a letter:
Young women, "account for a shocking 74% of all new HIV infections among adolescents in Africa."
stated on August 29, 2016 in a tweet:
"Inner-city crime is reaching record levels."
stated on August 3, 2016 in a town hall meeting:
Legal prescription drugs "statistically kill 100,000 people a year, (but) there are no documented deaths due to marijuana."
stated on June 14, 2016 in an article:
In Liberia, "a girl is more likely to be married by 18 than to know how to read."
stated on April 20, 2016 in a speech:
"Over the last six years, the state of Illinois spent about $320 million on illegal immigrants."
stated on June 30, 2016 in a snapchat:
"90% of rural women and 55% of all women are illiterate" in Morocco.
stated on June 21, 2016 in an email:
"As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton laundered money to Bill Clinton through Laureate Education, while Bill Clinton was an honorary chairman of the group."