Fact check: Trump made at least 20 false or misleading claims at ABC town hall

Fact check: Trump made at least 20 false or misleading claims at ABC town hall
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He responded to a series of tough questions from Pennsylvania voters, and some more from moderator George Stephanopoulos, much like he responds to easy questions from his favorite conservative television hosts — with a barrage of dishonesty.

Trump made at least 20 false or misleading claims over the hour-and-a-half event, according to our preliminary count.

Here is a list.

Downplaying the virus

Trump was asked why he downplayed the coronavirus. He responded, “Well, I didn’t downplay it. I actually — in many ways I up-played it in terms of action.”

Facts First: This is ridiculous spin. Trump admitted to journalist Bob Woodward in a recorded March 19 interview that “I always wanted to play it down” (he claimed he did so to keep the public calm). And we didn’t need Woodward’s tape to know…



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