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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

  • True21 (%)(21)
  • Mostly True57 (%)(57)
  • Half True70 (%)(70)
  • Mostly False101 (%)(101)
  • False157 (%)(157)
  • Pants on Fire73 (%)(73)

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PolitiFact California’s Top 10 Most Popular Fact Checks of 2017

Eye-opening claims that California has the sixth largest economy on the planet, the highest poverty rate in the nation and that President Trump’s border wall will cost one and a half times as much as an aircraft carrier all made PolitiFact California’s Top 10 most popular fact checks of 2017.

The Trump team’s falsehoods of 2017

President Donald Trump made many inaccurate statements in 2017. His White House team seems to be following in his footsteps when defending him.

Donald Trump rallies for Roy Moore, repeats falsehoods in Pensacola speech

Trump repeated some of his most prolific falsehoods since beating Democrat Hillary Clinton on Election Day and continued to attack the "fake news" media.

Do Jefferson, Lincoln prove Donald Trump can tell Justice Department what to do?

President Donald Trump kicked up a dust storm of punditry with a tweet that he "had to fire" former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn "because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI." Was this a key development in the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller?

Donald Trump retweets anti-Muslim videos from far-right Britain First

The veracity of the videos is dubious, and their objective as well as President Donald Trump’s retweets ignited wide condemnation.