Trump Debate Claims Fact-checked

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Trump distorts immigration impact on Social Security
Trump said “all of these people are coming in” and it will “destroy Social Security.” This is False.

Social Security’s fiscal challenges stem from a shortage of workers compared with beneficiaries. Immigration is far from a fiscal fix-all for Social Security’s challenges. But having more immigrants in the United States would increase the worker-to-beneficiary ratio, potentially for decades, thus extending the program’s solvency, experts have told PolitiFact.
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Trump says he “had the greatest economy" in US history.

False.

Unemployment was near historical lows under President Donald Trump. However, growth in gross domestic product was well below what previous presidents achieved, and other metrics such as wages and business investment ranged from decent to mediocre.

The annual increases in GDP under Trump were broadly similar to what they were during the final six years under his predecessor, Barack Obama. And GDP growth under Trump was well below that of prior presidents.
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Trump falsely said Biden is allowing millions to come in from “prisons, jails and mental institutions”

Pants on Fire!

Immigration officials arrested about 103,700 noncitizens with criminal convictions (whether in the U.S. or abroad) from fiscal years 2021 to 2024, federal data shows. That accounts for people stopped at and between ports of entry.

Not everyone was let in. The term “noncitizens” includes people who may have legal immigration status in the U.S., but are not U.S. citizens.

The data reflects the people that the federal government knows about but it’s inexhaustive. However, immigration experts said despite the data’s limitations, there is no evidence to support Trump’s statement.
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Trump is wrong (once again) that his tax cut was history’s largest

This is False.

Trump has repeated this statement often. When it was passed, Trump’s tax cut was, in inflation-adjusted dollars, the fourth-largest since 1940. And as a percentage of GDP, it ranked seventh.
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