Fact-checking Donald Trump's rally speech in Wisconsin
GOP Gov. Scott Walker, who faces Democrat Tony Evers in the governor’s race (fact checks in that race here), appeared with Trump at the airport in Mosinee.
So did Leah Vukmir, the Republican challenging Democratic incumbent Tammy Baldwin in the U.S. Senate race (those fact checks here).
Here’s a quick fact-checking look at remarks made by the president that we’ve fact checked before:
Not based on our most recent check.
That statement was similar to one Trump made in September 2018, when he said that under the North American Free Trade Agreement, "we lost millions of jobs."
Our colleagues did not find any study that estimates that NAFTA alone cost "millions" of jobs. The largest estimate is about 800,000, and other studies show smaller negative, and sometimes positive, impacts.
That was nearly the same as Trump's October 2018 claim that Republicans "just passed" the Veterans Choice program after 44 years of trying.
Trump described the program as one that allowed veterans to get private care at government expense. The program to do exactly that has been around for four years. And it’s always been referred to as Choice.
Trump was referring to Vukmir and her change on supporting him.
When Vukmir said in July 2018, "I have always been there with" Trump, our rating was False.
Vukmir prominently supported Trump for president in 2016 after he won the Republican nomination. But before that, she supported other GOP contenders for the nomination and was sharply critical of him.