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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

  • True20 (%)(20)
  • Mostly True51 (%)(51)
  • Half True62 (%)(62)
  • Mostly False91 (%)(91)
  • False140 (%)(140)
  • Pants on Fire67 (%)(67)

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Recent stories featuring Donald Trump

Welcome, Anthony Scaramucci! Here's some research on illegal voting

At his first briefing as White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci acknowledged that he wasn’t ready to answer every question reporters threw at him -- including one about whether there were 3 million illegal votes cast in the 2016 presidential election.

Can the president pardon himself? 4 questions about the presidential pardon

With news reports suggesting that the Trump White House and their legal advisors are taking a close look at the president’s pardon power, we decided to take a look ourselves. We’ve asked a dozen legal experts for their views on four questions related to presidential pardons.

How expensive would a single-payer system be?

During remarks at the White House to a group of Republican senators, President Donald Trump pushed the visiting lawmakers for repeal-and-replace legislation for the Affordable Care Act.

How big is coal mining compared to other occupations?

At an event to tout his "Made in America" agenda, President Donald Trump took a moment to applaud his administration’s success in stopping the coal industry long-term decline.

PolitiFact California's Top 10 fact checks (so far) in 2017

In the first half of 2017, PolitiFact California’s most popular fact-checks and articles, in terms of pageviews, ranged from a Pants On Fire claim that state lawmakers legalized child prostitution to a Mostly True statement about the extremely slim odds of being killed by a refugee in a terror attack.