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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)
  • False214 (%)(214)
  • Pants on Fire94 (%)(94)

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What can we expect during a government shutdown?

A government shutdown looms, as President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders in Congress skirmish over how much funding to allocate to a border wall between the United States and Mexico. If a shutdown occurs, it would be the third in the span of a year, following two brief shutdowns in January 2018 that stemmed from a dispute over immigration policy. Here’s what could happen if the government shuts down in the coming days.

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Donald Trump says tariffs will make America rich again. Economists disagree

For years before he became president, Donald Trump has been intrigued by the idea of tariffs.

How much is the Mueller investigation costing? (updated)

President Donald Trump has periodically taken shots at the cost of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russia’s impact on the 2016 presidential election. A new document released by the Justice Department details just how much it has cost -- and it isn’t as high as the $40 million that Trump has alleged. Here’s a rundown.

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.