In an effort to reset his troubled presidential campaign, Donald Trump gave a prepared speech to the Detroit Economic Club, an important venue for major economic addresses. Here’s a guide to 16 of the more fact-challenged assertions made by the GOP nominee. As is our practice, we do not award Pinocchios in speech round-ups.
This is ridiculously false — something that earned Trump a “Pants on Fire” from our friends at PolitiFact three days ago. It is appalling that it still turns up in a prepared speech.
10:31 Sun, Sand and Influence: For Mar-a-Lago Members, Proximity Is Power21
09:48 Trump Always Calls Out Chicago, but City Closest to Mar-a-Lago Had Comparable Crime Rate in 2015
20:59 Reporter Fact-Checks Trump: 'Why Should Americans Trust You?'34
00:43 Trump turns Mar-a-Lago Club terrace into open-air situation room11