Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Fact-checking Clinton’s speech on Trump’s business practices

Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, on June 21 gave a speech attacking Donald Trump and his business record. She made a lot of claims, all of which are impressively documented, with links, in a fact sheet issued by the Clinton campaign. Trump certainly has given opposition researchers a wealth of material to mine.
Rather than go deeply into the details of each claim, we are going to focus on some Clinton claims that are in dispute, such as when she highlights a comment that Trump later claimed was misinterpreted.
The quotes are in the order in which they were delivered. As is our custom in such roundups, we do not provide a Pinocchio rating.

Trump also tweeted responses during Clinton’s speech and we fact checked one claim that actually involved numbers.

Clinton allies circle the wagons against Trump speech

RALEIGH, N.C. — Donald Trump’s team spent Tuesday trying to prove that his political operation was professionalizing after it replaced its campaign manager. Reporters were bombarded with rapid response press releases during Hillary Clinton’s afternoon speech, there was news of hires in the early evening, and even news of the (pending) launch of minutes later.
If Clinton’s allies have their way on Wednesday when Trump delivers his long-awaited anti-Hillary speech, that won’t be enough

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