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Early fact checking of Trump's acceptance speech indicates he may becoming less dishonest. Although in some cases he engaged in cherry picking the data, something all politicians are guilty of doing.
Overall his speech was more a denunciation of what he and the right consider Obama's disastrous eight years and how Clinton would be a continuation of the same. He painted the bleakest picture he possibly could of America's present economic and social condition and how he, and presumably he alone can fix all the ills and dangers currently facing our nation.
What most of America wants to hear is just how, specifically how, Trump plans to fix all the problems all Americans are facing. Thursday evening we heard none of that. It is likely we will continue to hear talking points and hyperbole but the specifics will likely remain buried somewhere in a deep dark corner of Trump's mind.
Fact Check Summary:
A) Rising homicides -- Half True
B) New immigrant families -- Half True
C) The plight of poverty -- Half True
D) (More) Americans are on food stamps -- True
E) Trade and job loss -- Half True
F) Trade deficit in goods -- True
G) Fighting illegal immigration -- Mostly True
H) Did Hillary Clinton create ISIS? -- Mostly False
I) Screening refugees -- Half True
J) Comparing tax plans -- Mostly True
K) The U.S. tax code to other countries’ - high tax rates make America less competitive -- Mostly False
L) Clinton on the Second Amendment -- False
M) Household incomes -- Mostly True
N)Church and state -- True
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Talking with many people this morning, most of who are members of the over 65 set, the general felling is it was a speech of in which no real direction was given while Trump took the nationb on a walk through the dark side.
To crib Governor Scott Walker, America Deserves Better.