Wednesday, June 21, 2017

My Playing off Arnold Kling's Clarifying his Null Hypotheses on Schooling

Here is Arnold answering: The null hypothesis: do I really believe it?

My null hypothesis says that spending more inflation adjusted on schooling than was spent in 1960 has no positive effect on education. (that's about 1/3 of what is spent today.)

Also that only a tiny fraction (perhaps .1%) of schools are good or bad schools. The rest are judged good or bad have good and bad students. And so parents should relax should only try to avoid the worst .1% of schools and not pay more for a home in a “good” school district.

Also my mother has told me that her parents went to school for just 1 year, yet they where educated. They were not superstitious as many where in their era. They could read and write and do arithmetic. They read books. They owned and ran a barber shop. they speculated in real-estate (but lost most but not all of it in the great depression) and sent their son to Brown University.

School is not only place people learn.

Perhaps 3 years of formal schooling would be enough for most people. Never the less in the modern world we would need something for them to do so maybe keeping most in school to 16 is a good idea, not so much for education but to keep them out of trouble.

The Amish drop out early and do OK.

For a modern example, the guy who invented this car claims to have dropped out of school at 14 years old.

Also, if we cannot teach children more and it looks like we cannot, we should focus on teaching the most valuable stuff.

Friday, June 9, 2017

What are the Best Things We Could Do for the Poor Through Government

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Plan from the Niskanen Center: Universal Catastrophic Coverage

This plan from the Niskanen center: Universal Catastrophic Coverage — Or How the Senate Can Fix the AHCA

Is similar to my compromise proposal.
 
A Healthcare Compromise

I think that they are a little to people with above average income but I like it otherwise. They say it would be cheaper than the ACA. So why are we stuck with the ACA and AHCA?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

USA Healthcare Facts

In 2003, of the roughly 3,900 nonfederal, short-term, acute care general hospitals in the United States, the majority—about 62 percent—were nonprofit. The rest included government hospitals (20 percent) and for-profit hospitals (18 percent). In exchange for tax-exemptions, estimated to total $12.6 billion in 2002, nonprofit hospitals are expected to provide community benefits.



Percent of national health expenditures for prescription drugs: 9.8% (2014)

Many health insurance companies are nonprofits including some of the state Blue Cross organizations. see: Google search for percent non profit health insurance.

It's Surprising How Few Countries Have National, Single Payer, Health Care Systems


It is surprising how little, expensive healthcare contributes to health. See here. (buy expensive I mean beyond vaccinations and antibiotics).

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Trust and Cost Disease

I have been wondering if loss of trust is a significant driver of our rapidly increasing spend for schooling and medical care. Spending is increasing rapidly and yet the teachers and MD's are less happy with their jobs and the patients are not happier with the service. See here.

We do not trust the teachers as much as we used to and so we test more and regiment them more. We don't trust MD's and so we build rules and bureaucracy to regiment them. Part of that is inevitable in a 3rd party payer system but it might be increased by this international competition. All the stories that tell us how poorly the USA does on PISA and life expectancy as compared to the other developed countries when there are many non schooling non health care things that effect PISA scores and life expectancy.

BTW As far as schooling goes, does PISA really test anything important? On PPP GDP per capita USA Ranked 6th, 44% more than Finland, maybe the Finns should change their schools to look more like ours? Maybe the PISA tests are too close to an IQ test tell us much about the quality of our schools.

Monday, April 24, 2017

On Paul Romer's Idea of Charter Cities


We should lead by example and make Brownsville or Detroit charter cities. The current residents would keep their US citizenship but newcomers would need a passport and VISA to get into the rest of the USA.
 
A lot of capital is going to waste in Detroit. we would people to fill Detroit, but most voters don't want more immigrants and they know that you cann't keep people in the area that you want. I have heard that programs that bring in immigrant MD's to places like Iowa have a problem with them moving. 

But I don't see anyone taking this up, such is nationalism. So Paul Romer should understand that it is unlikely to be accepted elsewhere. Argentina might be the best bet because they seem to have an open boarders policy now. 

Friday, April 14, 2017

How much would single-payer healthcare cost in the USA?

Someone asked me: How much would single-payer healthcare cost in the USA?

My answer:

It could be very cheap, but political realty makes me think it would cost about what is spend now.
There is a lot of evidence that we are overtreated (Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer: Shannon Brownlee: 9781582345796: Amazon.com: Books The Last Well Person: How to Stay Well Despite the Health-Care System: Nortin M. Hadler: 9780773532540: Amazon.com: Books Cut Medicine in Half Hanson on Health | EconTalk | Library of Economics and Liberty) but since the people over 65 are already covered and are politically active I think they will prevent us from doing what the NHS in the UL does and what they do the Netherlands.
To illustrate the point that absent politics you could implement single payer for cheap” Since probably 90% of the benefit of heath care comes from vaccination you could just cover them and say you have single payer. Further much of the rest of the benefit comes from trauma care, infant care and drugs (about 20% of health care by cost.)
Another thing that could be done to limit costs would be to squeeze providers like they do in Japan and Canada but with healthcare being up to 18 of the US economy the providers here are pretty powerful politically.
Another problem in the US is that states do most medical regulation so the Fed. Gov. paying for more creates a bad incentive: Before the Federal Government Starts to Pay for Even More Healthcare (expanded)
Here is an interesting article about the rise in medical costs: https://slatestarcodex.com/2017/02/09/considerations-on-cost-disease/
One additional thing to keep in mind is that health insurance premiums are motivation to work more in the taxed economy (rather than for in family consumption) but taxes are an incentive to not work in the taxed economy, mostly wives of good earners way the 2 alternatives and act on them.
BTW most countries do not have single payer but something like the PPACA but with a public option, Canada does though.
Very tough to tax another 9% of GDP (the Gov. already spends about half of medical care spending).

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Trump's Lies

I never finished this post but... 

This list is from here where they say this is a list of Trump's lies. I am not a Trump supporter but I found many of those debatable. So here is how I catagorize them:
  

Seems like figure of speech to me:  Falsely claimed Clinton has “no plan” on the economy. 
I think this is not a lie: Falsely said, of Clinton’s abortion views, “a day prior to birth you can take that baby.”
This looks like a true lie to me,but could be considered hyperbole : Falsely said, “Hillary Clinton is the first person to ever run for the presidency of a country effectively proposing to abolish the borders around the country that she’s supposed to be representing.”
This may not be a lie considering what she said in Brazil (see wikileaks): Falsely said, “Hillary Clinton wants open borders.”
Again this defensible: Falsely said, “Like the European Union, she wants to erase our borders.”
I will give him a lie on that: Falsely said, “Hillary’s plan includes an open border with the Middle East, meaning generations of radicalism within our shores.”
Again this defensible: Falsely said, “By ‘open borders,’ she means totally unlimited immigration flowing into our country.”
A true lie: Falsely said, “Wow, just came out on secret tape that Crooked Hillary wants to take in as many Syrians as possible.”
A lie: Falsely claimed Hillary Clinton is seeking a "total government takeover of health care."
Sep 22
I am not sure: Falsely said, “She wants to go to a single-payer plan, which would be a disaster. Somewhat similar to Canada.”
Oct 9
Defensible (what she thinks is realistic is different from what she wants): Falsely said of Clinton, “She wants to put the government totally in charge of your health care.”
Oct 25
I think there is evidence that this is true: Falsely said, “And now you want to approve Trans-Pacific Partnership.”
This is a lie: Falsely said Clinton will “double your health-care costs.”
I do not know: Falsely said Clinton’s immigration plan includes “expanding catch and release on the border.”
Falsely said, “Her plan calls for...ignoring visa overstays, closing detention centres.”
Sep 17
Falsely said, “She also wants to shut down production of shale energy.”
Oct 1
Falsely claimed Clinton “is raising your taxes substantially.”
Sep 16
Falsely said, “Hillary Clinton is going to raise your taxes very, very substantially.”
Sep 17
Falsely claimed, “You know, people don’t understand, but Hillary Clinton is raising your taxes . . . very substantial tax increase.”
Sep 20
Falsely said, “Hillary is going to raise your taxes substantially.”
Sep 24
Falsely said, “She is going to raise your taxes.”
Sep 28
Falsely said, “She is raising everybody’s taxes, massively.”
Oct 9
Falsely said, “Crooked Hillary is lifting your taxes way up,” and “Hillary will raise taxes, and raise your taxes by a lot.”
Oct 15
Falsely said, “Crooked Hillary wants to raise your taxes big league.”
Oct 17
Falsely said, “Her plan is going to raise taxes and even double your taxes.”
Oct 19
Falsely said, “Hillary Clinton is going to raise your taxes a lot.”
Oct 21
Falsely said, “Your taxes will go way, way down under a Trump administration, and Hillary Clinton is raising your taxes.”
Oct 22
Falsely said, “She’s going to raise your taxes big league, by the way.”
Oct 23
Falsely said, “Hillary Clinton is going to raise your taxes substantially.”
Oct 24
Falsely said of Clinton, “She’s going to raise your taxes.”
Oct 25
Falsely said, “We’re going to have a massive tax reduction, big league tax reduction, for working and middle-class families.”
Sep 17
Falsely said, “I am going to massively lower your taxes. That’s businesses, and that’s middle-income, that’s everybody.”
Sep 19
Falsely claimed, “We’re going to cut your taxes massively.”
Sep 20
Falsely said of his tax plan, “Income taxes will be cut dramatically for the workers … The workers, the middle-class, families, everybody, we’re having major, major tax reductions.”
Sep 21
Falsely denied that he’s cutting taxes for the rich more than the middle class: “No, no, no. We’re cutting taxes for the middle class more than anything.”
Oct 5
Falsely said, “I will tell you we are cutting (taxes) big league for the middle-class.”
Oct 9
Falsely said, of his tax plan, “We will lower taxes massively on all Americans … our biggest reductions will be for the working and middle class.”
Oct 15
Falsely said, “Your taxes will go way down under a Trump administration.”
Oct 17
Falsely said, “Your taxes will go way, way down under a Trump administration.”
Oct 18
Falsely said, “We are going to cut taxes massively.”
Oct 19
Falsely said, “Your taxes will go way, way down under a Trump administration.”
Oct 21
Falsely said, in a separate speech, “(My) largest tax reductions are for the middle class.”
Oct 22
Falsely said, “We’re giving you massive tax relief for the middle class.”
Oct 24
Falsely said Clinton wants “virtually unlimited immigration from the most dangerous regions in the world.”
Oct 30
Falsely said Clinton “wants open borders in the Middle East . . . she wants the Middle East to pour into our country.”
Oct 31
Falsely said under Clinton’s plan, “We could have 600 million people pour into our country.”
Oct 30
Falsely said, “You could have 650 million people pour in and we do nothing . . . that’s what could happen. You could triple the size of our country in one week.”
Oct 30
This is not really a lie: Falsely said of Barack Obama’s $3 billion funding commitment to the UN’s climate change program, “It’s insane — a number that Hillary wants to actually increase.”

Falsely said, “She also wants to raise your taxes through the roof.”
Oct 30
Falsely said, “Hillary wants to raise your taxes to almost 50 per cent.”
Oct 30
Falsely said, “Hillary Clinton on the other hand is going to raise your taxes by almost 50 per cent.”
Oct 30
Falsely said, “She is going to raise taxes. Hillary is going to raise your taxes up to almost 50 per cent, by the way.”
Oct 31
Falsely said Clinton “is going to raise your taxes substantially.”
Nov 1
Falsely said, “She’s going to raise your taxes.” This was repeated at his second and fourth rally of the day, adding: “She’s also raising your taxes very substantially folks. Big, big tax increase.”
Nov 5
Falsely said, “She wants virtually unlimited immigration and refugee admissions from the most dangerous regions of the world.”
Nov 6
Falsely said, “Hillary Clinton is going to substantially raise your taxes.” (Repeated at his third and fourth rallies of the day.)
Nov 6
Falsely said, “She wants to ban shale production.”
Nov 6
The Clintons' "corruption"
Falsely claimed Clinton has sold government favours
Sep 15
Falsely said of Bill Clinton, “He can’t practise law. He can’t be a lawyer. He was a lawyer. He can’t be a lawyer.”
Oct 1
Falsely said Bill Clinton “paid an $850,000 fine to one of the women, Paula Jones who is also here tonight.”
Oct 9
Falsely claimed Clinton destroyed 13 iPhones with a hammer.
Sep 16
Falsely said, “Destroyed her phones – and think of this: with a hammer! Boom. Thirteen of them.”
Sep 17
Falsely said Clinton “destroyed her iPhones with a hammer.”
Sep 24
Falsely said of Clinton, “She made 13 iPhones disappear, some with a hammer.”
Oct 15
Falsely said, “You have the disappearance of 13 iPhones, many of them whacked with a hammer…she whacked them, a lot of them, with a hammer.”
Oct 17
Falsely said, “…the disappearance of 13 iPhones, some by hammers.”
Oct 18
Falsely said, “Made 13 iPhones disappear, some with a hammer.”
Oct 21
Falsely said Clinton “made 13 iPhones disappear, some with a hammer.”
Oct 25
Falsely said, of the Clinton Foundation, “It’s a criminal enterprise.”
Oct 19
Falsely said of hacked Clinton-campaign emails: “They show how the Clinton campaign gets the questions for the debates and the answers for the debates prior to the debate. And we still beat her easily in that debate.”
Oct 15
Falsely said, “Hillary even got the questions and answers in advance of a major debate.”
Oct 17
Falsely said, “The media is so corrupt that Hillary was given the exact questions to a previous debate. Remember this, right, just recently. Word for word, given the questions. Here are the questions. Here are the questions. Nobody gave me the questions.”
Oct 21
Falsely said, “She got the debate questions in advance. Think of it. Did you hear this? Hillary Clinton got the debate questions in advance from Donna Brazile!”
Oct 24
Falsely said, “Crooked Hillary was given the questions to a debate. Right. You saw that.”
Oct 25
Falsely said, on a separate occasion, “She got the answers to a debate.”
Oct 25
Falsely said: “It’s not like, ‘Oh gee do you think she’s guilty?’ They’ve actually admitted she’s guilty.”
Oct 1
Falsely said, “They say she’s worth $200, $250 million.”
Oct 1
Falsely said of Clinton, “She made $250 million by being in office. She used the power of her office to make a lot of money.”
Oct 9
Falsely said, “She lies more than any human being.”
Oct 24
Falsely described an investigation into the State Department: “Our State Department, mostly under the watch of Crooked Hillary Clinton, misplaced or lost $6 billion in taxpayer funds.”
Oct 5
Falsely said, “Just like when you ran the State Department, $6 billion was missing. How do you miss $6 billion? You ran the State Department, $6 billion was either stolen. They don’t know. It’s gone, $6 billion.”
Oct 19
Falsely said, “Hillary Clinton when she ran the State Department lost or misplaced – they use the word misplaced — $6 billion.”
Oct 21
Falsely claimed Clinton sold government favours
Sep 16
Falsely accused Clinton of selling “government favours and access.”
Sep 17
Falsely said Clinton gave “all of these special favours” for donors as secretary of state.
Sep 20
Falsely said Clinton “put her public office up for sale.”
Sep 27
Falsely said Clinton “put the office of secretary of state up for sale.”
Sep 28
Falsely said, “Favours and access were granted to those who wrote checks. She put the secretary of state up for sale.”
Oct 1
Falsely said, “Hillary Clinton put her public office up for sale.”
Oct 5
Falsely alleged that Clinton went through a “very expensive process” to “acid wash” or “bleach” her deleted emails.
Oct 9
Falsely said of Clinton’s email deletion: “Sophisticated people, people that really know the Internet and this stuff, said they never even heard of bleaching, because it’s such an expensive process.”
Oct 24
Falsely said, “The WikiLeaks documents show that the Clinton campaign was colluding directly with the Department of State and Justice on the investigation of her emails and her illegal server.”
Oct 15
Falsely said, “What was just found out is that the Department of Justice, the State Department and the FBI colluded, got together to make Hillary Clinton look less guilty and a lot better than she looks.”
Oct 17
Falsely said, “John Podesta said you have terrible instincts.”
Oct 19
Falsely said, “The (Podesta) emails also show her staff saying ‘she has no core.’”
Oct 22
Falsely said, “Wikileaks showed John Podesta said of Hillary, ‘She has bad instincts.’”
Oct 22
Falsely said, “‘Hillary Clinton has bad instincts’ — this guy Podesta’s a nasty guy … he said ‘bad instincts.’”
Oct 23
Falsely said, “WikiLeaks also shows how John Podesta … he said she has ‘bad instincts.’”
Oct 24
Falsely said of Clinton’s email scandal: “There are five people taking the 5th Amendment, like you see on the mob, right.”
Sep 28
Falsely said of the current operation to seize Mosul from the Islamic State: “And the only reason they did it is because she’s running for the office of president and they want to look tough. They want to look good.”
Oct 19
Falsely said the Mosul operation is happening because “Obama wanted to show what a tough guy he is before the election.”
Oct 23
Falsely said of lawyer Gloria Allred, “She works for the Clinton campaign.”
Oct 24
Falsely described a campaign donation: “Listen to this — the FBI is investigating Clinton … and virtually her best friend, and absolutely closest ally, gives $675,000 in campaign contributions to the woman who’s married to the FBI person who’s doing the investigation. No wonder they found nothing wrong.”
Oct 24
Falsely described a donation to a Virginia state senate candidate from Gov. Terry McAuliffe: “So the FBI is investigating…so think of this. So the head of the FBI who’s investigating her has a wife who wants to run for some office and they give her not $1,000, not $2,000 not $20, $30—$675,000.”
Oct 25
Falsely said, “Now, that’s Clinton giving the money. Because that’s how close they are. So Clinton gave the FBI agent who was top person, who was the top person in charge of her email case…she gave money at a huge clip, $675,000, to the wife of the FBI agent who was in charge of her investigation. Let me tell you something — that's a criminal act.”
Oct 25
Falsely said, “In other words, the man who was in charge of the investigation of Hillary Clinton accepted, essentially, from Hillary Clinton, $675,000 that went to his wife.”
Oct 25
Falsely said, “It was publicly reported that sources close to Hillary Clinton said, and she actually I think said it to the papers, that she was thinking of reappointing Attorney General Lynch. She was thinking. She said it. I mean, it was a statement she made . . . she said it publicly, I believe.”
Oct 30
Falsely said of Clinton’s email deletion, “Did anybody ever hear of bleaching? You know why? It’s such an expensive process.”
Oct 30
Falsely said, “Just today we learned Hillary Clinton was sending highly classified information through her maid.”
Nov 6
Polls
Falsely claimed he is “winning in Michigan”
Sep 16
Falsely said of pollsters, “They say, ‘We can’t poll this thing.”
Oct 21
Falsely said, “Like the ABC phony poll that just came in. Totally phony poll.”
Oct 24
Falsely said of polls, “When they leave them alone and do them properly, I’m leading … they’re polling Democrats.”
Oct 24
Falsely said, “Look at that one poll that came out, ABC/Washington Post. That was a Democratic poll. They’re rigging the system."
Oct 25
Falsely said, “You know, they even put phony polls out there, Rush. You take a look at some of these polls; they're totally phony.”
Oct 25
Falsely said, “The new poll that just came out from Investor’s Business Daily, which was the most accurate poll from the last three presidential elections, has us up two points nationwide.”
Oct 24
Falsely said, “The IBD poll just came out and we’re two points up.”
Oct 25
Falsely said of the Drudge Report online debate poll: “I got almost 90 per cent of the vote.”
Sep 27
Falsely claimed to have won a CBS post-debate poll.
Sep 27
Falsely said, “Almost every single poll had us winning the debate against Crooked Hillary Clinton. Big league. Big league.”
Sep 27
Falsely said, “Every single poll that was taken, I won the debate, and some of them by a lot.”
Sep 28
Falsely said on Twitter, “The results are in on the final debate and it is almost unanimous, I WON! Thank you, these are very exciting times.”
Oct 21
Falsely said, “Everybody said I won the third debate.”
Oct 23
Falsely said, “Everybody had me winning the third debate.”
Oct 24
Falsely said, “I won the last two debates, and every poll showed it.”
Oct 24
Falsely said, “We’re just about tied in Virginia.”
Sep 24
Falsely said, “We’re doing great in Virginia because nobody likes Kaine.”
Sep 28
Falsely said, “Now they say we’re tied in Colorado,” and “They say we’re tied. I don’t think we’re tied. Another one says we’re two up, one says we’re four up.”
Oct 18
Falsely said, “We’re tied in Florida.”
Oct 21
Falsely said he is doing “so well” in Michigan, where “normally” Republicans don’t do as well.
Oct 5
Falsely said of New Hampshire, “It shows we’re up 1 or 2 points here.”
Oct 15
Falsely said polls “have us up by four in Ohio and doing really well everywhere…we are ahead in the polls.”
Oct 17
Falsely said, “The polls just came out — in all of the swing states, I’m either leading or within one or two points.”
Oct 18
Falsely said he is in first place in “three highly respected national polls.”
Oct 22
Falsely said of North Carolina, “In your state, I’m one point, two points and even in three polls. One point, two points and even.”
Oct 24
Falsely said, “We’re way ahead in Ohio.”
Oct 24
Falsely said, “We’re leading Ohio by five or six points, we’re even in Florida, we’re leading North Carolina.”
Oct 24
Falsely said, “All I know is we’re leading in the polls.”
Oct 24
Falsely said, “We’re way ahead in Ohio.”
Oct 25
Falsely said of his polling, “We’re setting records with men.”
Oct 23
Falsely claimed Clinton “is raising your taxes substantially.”
Sep 16
Falsely claimed his polls show “the highest levels of enthusiasm that they’ve seen.”
Sep 19
Falsely said, “We’re tied in New Mexico.”
Oct 30
Falsely said he was “even” in Michigan polls.
Oct 31
Falsely said, “We’re ahead in many states, including your great state and North Carolina.”
Oct 30
Falsely said, “We’re winning many national polls.”
Oct 30
Falsely said, “You’ve been seeing polls. We’re winning almost everywhere.”
Oct 31
Falsely said of polls, “We’re sort of way up everywhere.”
Nov 1
Falsely said, “Every single online poll said I won the debates.”
Nov 5
Falsely said, “We have record-breaking enthusiasm according to the polls. Record-breaking.”
Nov 5
Falsely said, “There’s no enthusiasm for Hillary.”
Nov 5
Falsely said, “I won the debates, according to virtually everybody."
Nov 6
WTF
Falsely claimed Al Wilson “wrote” the song The Snake.
Sep 20
Falsely said of Democratic vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine, “He won his election by a very, very close margin.”
Sep 24
Falsely said of Democratic vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine: “He wasn’t popular in Virginia . . . he won very close race (sic).”
Sep 28
Falsely said, “I've gotten to see some of the most vicious commercials I've ever seen of Michelle Obama talking about you, Hillary.”
Oct 9
Falsely claimed that Al Wilson wrote the song “The Snake” in the 1990s.
Sep 19
Falsely said the New York Times “illegally obtained” his tax information.
Oct 1
Falsely said on Twitter, “The failing NYTimes reporters don’t even call us anymore, they just write whatever they want to write, making up sources along the way!”
Oct 15
Falsely said of the New York Times, “The Times is going to be out of business pretty soon.”
Oct 24
Falsely said, “Justice Ginsburg made some very, very inappropriate statements toward me and toward a tremendous number of people, many, many millions of people that I represent.”
Oct 19
Falsely said of India’s economic growth, “India has 8 per cent — that’s considered bad for them.”
Oct 21
Falsely said of John McCain, “I hear he’s doing badly since he unendorsed (Trump).”
Oct 18
Falsely explained the pronunciation of Nevada: “Nobody says it the other way. It has to be Nev-AHH-da.”
Oct 5
Falsely called Flint pastor who interrupted his criticism of Clinton a “nervous mess”
Sep 15
Falsely said the church crowd was saying "let him speak”
Sep 15
Falsely suggested he had been set up by the pastor: “Something was up”
Sep 15
Falsely claimed the room he was speaking in was “100 degrees”
Sep 16
Falsely called NBC anchor Lester Holt, the moderator of the first debate, “a Democrat.”
Sep 19
Falsely said Lyndon Johnson put forward his “Johnson Amendment” in 1954 “because he didn’t get along with a certain church, they say, in Houston. Because the pastor was maybe against him, maybe not with him.”
Sep 21
Falsely said the museum that opened today is called "the Smithsonian National Museum of American History African-American Art."
Sep 24
Falsely said, of his hotel development in a historic building near the White House, “The United States government, because of my balance sheet, which they actually know very well, chose me to do the Old Post Office…one of the primary area things, in fact, perhaps the primary thing was balance sheet.”
Oct 9
Falsely said of John Kerry, “The only time he walked was to be in a bicycle race where he fell and broke his leg.”
Oct 23
Falsely said, of the Veterans Health Association, “In Phoenix, they had people who got caught stealing and they couldn’t fire them. They’re going through a process right now.”
Oct 24
Falsely tweeted, “Why has nobody asked Kaine about the horrible views emanated on WikiLeaks about Catholics? Media in the tank for Clinton but Trump will win!”
Oct 24
Falsely said, of General James Cartwright, “You’ll have generals who are going to jail for five years.”
Oct 25
Falsely called Palm Beach, Florida “probably the wealthiest community there is in the world.”
Sep 26
Falsely said of a pastor, “He’s not allowed to talk politics. If he does, they take away his tax exemption.”
Sep 21
Falsely said, on the subject of “banning” particular journalists from presidential events: “No, I don’t see that, but a lot of people have done it, and a lot of people, a lot of different businesses have done it.”
Sep 25
Falsely said, “They said Romney had crowds, but the truth is he had one crowd, one big crowd the last day.”
Oct 25
Falsely said, of an allegation that he violated the trade embargo with Cuba, “I mean, I’m hearing this for the first time but I’ll check that.”
Oct 24
Falsely said, “Now they’re calling me Mr. Brexit.”
Sep 28
Falsely claimed there were "people outside by the thousands" at his rally in Pennsylvania.
Sep 22
Falsely said, “Just today policeman were shot — two, killed.”
Oct 9
Falsely said of wind turbines near Palm Springs, California: “They have all these different companies and each one is made by a different group from, all from China and from Germany, by the way – not from here.”
Oct 25
Falsely said of wind turbines near Palm Springs, California: “And you look at all these windmills. Half of them are broken. They’re rusting and rotting. You know, you’re driving into Palm Springs, California, and it looks like a poor man’s version of Disneyland. It’s the worst thing you’ve ever seen.”
Oct 25
Falsely said of the wind farm in the area of Palm Springs, California: “And it kills all the birds. I don’t know if you know that…Thousands of birds are lying on the ground. And the eagle.”
Oct 25
Falsely said of a 700-mile border fence proposed in 2006, “You know why they didn’t build it? They couldn’t get their environmental impact statements.”
Oct 31
Falsely said of Frank Sinatra, “When he originally heard and sang for the first ‘My Way’ . . . he didn’t like it. But then he sang it a couple times and then it went to No. 1 and all of a sudden he loved it.”
Oct 30
Falsely said, “The Cubans gave me their most coveted award, and it was a great honour.”
Oct 30
Falsely said, “They don’t ever show my crowds.” This was repeated at his third and fourth rally of the day.
Nov 5
Falsely said, “Last night Obama had a protester and they wouldn’t turn the camera to the protester. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen that.” This was repeated at his second rally of the day.
Nov 5
Falsely said of Bill Clinton’s airport meeting with Loretta Lynch, “I thought it was 39 minutes; turned out to be 45 minutes… they had a meeting for 45 minutes.”
Nov 5
Falsely said, “The Cubans just endorsed me. They gave me the Bay of Pigs Association Award.”
Nov 5
Falsely said, “The Cuban-Americans, they just gave me the big award, the Bay of Pig (sic) Award. And it was a big thing in Miami two days ago, from the Cuban-Americans because of what I’ve done.”
Nov 5
Falsely said of Frank Sinatra’s opinion of his hit “My Way” after it became popular: “All of a sudden, he loved it. He loved it. It became his favourite song, just about.”
Nov 6
Falsely said, “I was honoured. Five years ago, Man of the Year in Michigan. That was a great honour for me.”
Nov 6
Falsely said, of his acceptance speech for the award, “And during my speech all I talked about is what Mexico and these other countries are doing to us. And I was criticized. They said, ‘Donald, speak about something else.’”
Nov 6
African Americans/inner cities
Falsely claimed African-American communities are “absolutely in the worst shape that they’ve ever been in before — ever, ever, ever.”
Sep 20
Falsely claimed 58 per cent of African-American youth can't get a job.
Sep 16
Falsely claimed 65 per cent of black children under the age of 6 are in poverty.
Sep 16
Falsely said, “You look at African-American youth with unemployment rates in the 50s.”
Sep 27
Falsely said, “58 per cent of African-American youth are not working.”
Sep 28
Falsely said, “58 per cent of African-American youth don’t have jobs.”
Oct 5
Falsely said, “African- Americans now 45 per cent poverty in the inner cities.”
Oct 9
Falsely said “jobs are essentially nonexistent” in the “inner cities.”
Oct 9
Falsely said of “inner cities,” “There’s no education. There are no jobs.”
Oct 21
Falsely said of “inner cities”: “There’s no education. There’s no jobs.”
Oct 22
Falsely claimed black people have “no jobs, no education”; falsely claimed black people in “inner cities” can’t walk down the street without getting shot
Sep 16
Falsely said Chicago’s 3,000 shooting victims since January is “worse than Afghanistan.”
Sep 20
Falsely said, “Homicides are up more than 50 per cent in Washington, DC and more than 60 per cent in Baltimore.”
Sep 22
Falsely said, “Crime is rising like never before in the inner cities.”
Sep 24
Falsely said murder has increased in New York City under the current mayor who opposes stop and frisk: “Murders are up. All right. You check it.”
Sep 26
Falsely said, “Homicides are up more than 50 per cent in Washington, D.C. and more than 60 per cent in Baltimore.”
Sep 28
Falsely said, “Homicides are up nearly 50 per cent in Washington DC and more than 60 per cent in Baltimore.”
Oct 5
Falsely said, “Chicago; you take a look at Washington, D.C., we have an increase in murder within our cities.”
Oct 9
Falsely said, “In Chicago, which has the toughest gun laws in the United States, probably you could say by far, they have more gun violence than any other city.”
Oct 19
Falsely said, “Homicides are up nearly 50 per cent in Washington D.C. and more than 60 per cent in Baltimore. And it’s getting worse and worse and worse.”
Oct 21
Falsely said, “Homicides are up nearly 50 per cent in Washington D.C. and more than 60 per cent in Baltimore.”
Oct 22
Falsely claimed his popularity with black voters has jumped “like a rocket ship”
Sep 15
Falsely said, “We have the support of the Hispanics and the African-Americans.”
Oct 1
Falsely said, of African-Americans, “They like me better than they like her.”
Oct 17
Falsely claimed Hispanic poverty has increased under Obama
Sep 15
Falsely claimed Hispanic poverty has seen a catastrophic increase under Obama.
Sep 16
Falsely said, “Since President Obama came into office, another 2 million Hispanic Americans have fallen into poverty.”
Sep 17
Falsely said, “The number of murders in our country is the highest it’s been in 45 years. They don’t tell you that.”
Oct 15
Falsely said, “And then you wonder why the murder rate’s the highest in 45 years.”
Oct 18
Falsely said, “The murder rate in the United States is the highest it’s been in 45 years. And the dishonest media, they never tell you that.”
Oct 21
Falsely said, “The murder rate in the United States is the highest it’s been in 45 years.”
Oct 22
Falsely said, “When you hear about the highest murder rate in 45 years, there’s a lot of reasons for it.”
Oct 24
Falsely said “you’re wrong” when the moderator told him a judge ruled New York City’s “stop and frisk” program unconstitutional.
Sep 26
Falsely claimed debate moderator Lester Holt was “100 per cent wrong” when he said a judge ruled the police practice of “stop-and-frisk” unconstitutional in New York City.
Sep 28
Falsely said, “Hillary Clinton basically accuses our police of all being racist.”(
Oct 5
Falsely said, of “inner cities”: “You get shot walking to the store. They have no education. They have no jobs.”
Oct 19
Falsely said, “Murder is — in 45 years, right now, the rates are the highest they’ve been . . . and they don’t want to talk about it.”
Oct 30
Falsely said of “inner cities,” “The education is practically nonexistent…there are no jobs.”
Nov 5
Falsely said, “We are doing well with the African-American community and we are doing very well with the Hispanic community — everyone’s saying what’s going on?”
Nov 5
Falsely said, of “inner cities”: “Worst, in many cases, than war zones … No education, no jobs.”
Nov 6
Trade/economy
Falsely claimed the trade deficit with China is about $500 billion; it was about $300 billion last year
Sep 15
Falsely said of U.S. companies hoarding cash overseas: “They can’t bring their money back into our country because of bureaucratic red tape because they can’t get together.”
Sep 26
Falsely said “unbelievable numbers of jobs” will be lost in Ford’s outsourcing of small-car production to Mexico.
Sep 20
Falsely suggested that Ford’s outsourcing of small car production to Mexico will mean “thousands of jobs leaving Michigan.”
Sep 26
Falsely said, “We don’t make anything anymore.”
Oct 1
Falsely said, “We have the slowest growth since 1929.”
Oct 9
Falsely said, “Our economy is practically not growing at all in the United States. Just about zero.”
Oct 15
Falsely said, of companies “leaving” the country, “Ford is leaving.”
Oct 17
Falsely said, “Look at our jobs report from last week, it was a disaster. Our jobs report last week was catastrophic.”
Oct 18
Falsely said, “We’re not making things anymore, relatively speaking.”
Oct 19
Falsely said, “We don’t make things anymore.”
Oct 21
Falsely said of the U.S economy, “We have no growth in our country. We have no growth.”
Oct 25
Falsely said, “We have a trade deficit of $800 billion a year.”
Sep 17
Falsely said, “We have a trade deficit $800 – almost $800 billion a year.”
Sep 25
Falsely said the U.S. trade deficit “with all of the countries that we do business with” is “almost $800 billion a year.”
Sep 26
Falsely said, “Our annual trade deficit with the world is nearly $800 billion.”
Oct 5
Falsely said, “Last year, we had almost $800 billion trade deficit. Other words, trading with other countries. We had an $800 billion deficit.”
Oct 9
Falsely said the U.S. trade deficit is “massive and getting bigger.”
Oct 15
Falsely said, “We have nearly an $800 billion annual trade deficit with the world.”
Oct 22
Falsely said, “We have a nearly $800 billion annual trade deficit with the world.”
Oct 23
Falsely claimed, “When Boeing made their deal with China, China took their intellectual property.”
Sep 20
Falsely said the trade deficit with China is “$500 billion a year.”
Sep 20
Falsely said, “We’re losing more than $400 billion a year with China, in terms of a trade deficit.”
Sep 25
Falsely said, “They're using our country as a piggy bank to rebuild China.”
Sep 26
Falsely said of China, “They're devaluing their currency, and there's nobody in our government to fight them.”
Sep 26
Falsely said Boeing is going to manufacture 757s like his in China: “See that plane? That plane was built in America. Now that same company is going to start building these planes in China. I don’t like it.”
Sep 27
Falsely said the U.S. has China “trade deficits of $400, $500 billion a year.”
Oct 1
Falsely said, of China’s 7 per cent economic growth rate, “That for them is a catastrophically low number.”
Oct 19
Falsely described Mexico’s value-added tax as a kind of trade barrier: “When we sell into Mexico, there's a tax. When they sell in — automatic, 16 percent, approximately. When they sell into us, there's no tax. It's a defective agreement.”
Sep 26
Falsely said Cleveland’s I-X Center, where he was speaking, once housed a company that left the country to operate abroad: “As an example, this used to be a great plant. Thousands and thousands of people worked here. And they left.”
Oct 22
Falsely said, “We have nearly $800 billion in annual trade deficits with the world.”
Oct 31
Falsely said, “We have a trade deficit with China (of) almost $500 billion a year.”
Oct 30
Falsely said, “We owe China $1.5 trillion.”
Oct 30
Falsely said of Mexico, “They’re on a VAT system; we’re on our system. Well there’s . . . almost a 17 per cent difference. So every deal we make, we are behind 17 per cent before we even start. People have known that for years and years and years and it’s a defective deal.”
Oct 31
Falsely described Mexico’s value added tax: “Under NAFTA, we eliminated our tariffs on Mexico but Mexico raised their VAT on us.”
Oct 31
Falsely said, “Worldwide, we have almost an $800 billion trade deficit.”
Nov 5
Falsely said, “Michigan was never really in play for a Republican, but you know what, it’s in play for us, because all of their cars are being made now in Mexico. The cars are being made in Mexico.”
Nov 5
Falsely said, of trade deals, “It’s got to be a two-way street. Right now it’s just — everything goes to other countries. We get nothing. Any time — take a look at Japan. Japan sends us cars by the hundreds of thousands. We send them practically nothing. We call that trade imbalance… we send them wheat. Wheat.”
Nov 5
Falsely said, “We lose almost $500 billion a year with China.”
Nov 5
Falsely said, of the U.S. debt with China, “They take our money. They take our jobs. And we owe them $1.6 trillion.”
Nov 5
Falsely said, “$800 billion deficit worldwide, trade.”
Nov 6
Falsely said, “Our deals with China, we have a deficit of almost $500 billion each year.”
Nov 6
Refugees/Immigration
Falsely claimed the U.S. is taking back Daesh fighters who want to return home even though “we know” they have fought for Daesh, also known as ISIS and ISIL.
Sep 19
Falsely accused Clinton of using his phrase “extreme vetting.”
Sep 20
Falsely suggested, by making a gesture of handing out dollar bills, that corruption was the reason more than 800 people slated for deportation were granted citizenship.
Oct 15
Falsely said, “According to the federal government’s own data, there are more than 2 million convicted-criminal illegal immigrants inside the United States right now.”
Sep 17
Falsely said, “An amazing statistic is: there are more than 2 million criminal aliens with convictions in the country right now.”
Oct 5
Falsely said the country has “two million criminal illegal immigrants.”
Oct 22
Falsely said, of illegal immigrants committing murders, “This crime wave ends, believe me, quickly, when I am president.”
Oct 24
Falsely said, of illegal immigrants, “This crime wave ends when Donald Trump becomes president.”
Oct 25
Falsely said, “The government knows a lot about the people that did it, but they don’t go after them. They’ve killed people, they don’t go after them.”
Sep 17
Falsely said, of illegal immigrants being mistakenly granted citizenship, “This is two weeks ago.”
Oct 23
Falsely said federal authorities refused to detain an Ohio illegal immigrant who allegedly committed a murder three weeks later “even though they knew he was very dangerous.”
Oct 25
Falsely said the Orlando nightclub massacre is one of those showing “how a failure to screen who is entering the United States puts all of our citizens in great danger.”
Sep 20
Falsely said, “We’re admitting people here with no idea who they are.”
Sep 17
Falsely said, “Hundreds of individuals who have been given visas and refugee – think of this, they’ve been given, they’re refugee admissions into this country, subsequently were charged with terrorism, and nobody does anything about it.”
Sep 17
Falsely said, “…with no effective way to screen them or vet them. Law enforcement said, ‘There’s no way.’”
Sep 19
Falsely said that granting illegal immigrants citizenship and access to Social Security and Medicare would amount to “bankrupting these programs for Americans.”
Sep 22
Falsely said, “Thousands of refugees are being admitted with no way to screen them.”
Oct 5
Falsely said, “Hundreds of thousands of people coming in from Syria when we know nothing about them.”
Oct 9
Falsely said of Syrian refugees, “We have no idea who they are, where they come from.”
Oct 15
Falsely said of Syrian refugees, “They have no idea where they come from.”
Oct 19
Falsely said Syrian refugees in the U.S. are “definitely, in many cases, ISIS-aligned.”
Oct 19
Falsely said, of Syrian refugees, “We have no idea who they are.”
Oct 22
Falsely said of Syrian refugee intake, “We’re allowing thousands of people, we don’t know who they are, where they’re from, we know nothing about them.”
Oct 24
Falsely said of Syrian refugees, “We have no idea where they come from. We have no idea who they are.”
Oct 25
Falsely claimed veterans are treated worse than illegal immigrants
Sep 15
Falsely said, “You have illegal immigrants being treated better than our veterans in many cases.”
Sep 24
Falsely said, “Our veterans, in many cases, are not treated as well — remember this, they’re not treated as well as illegal immigrants.”
Oct 15
Falsely said of illegal immigrants, “In many cases they’re being treated better than our great veterans.”
Oct 17
Falsely said of illegal immigrants, “They get taken care of better than our great vets.”
Oct 18
Falsely said, “We take care of illegal immigrants, people that come into the country illegally, better than we take care of our vets.”
Oct 19
Falsely said, “To be deported from this country, you gotta be bad. Because we don’t deport.”
Oct 15
Falsely said Obama “said, and very strongly said, that he wants 120,000” refugees next year.
Sep 20
Falsely said of illegal immigrants, “This crime wave will end.”
Oct 30
Falsely said, “We take care, in many cases, of illegal immigrants more so than we take care of our great veterans.”
Oct 30
Falsely said, “It’s just been reported that as a result of our open borders, violent cartels have spread into all 50 states.”
Nov 5
Falsely said, “More than 90 per cent of those arrested are here illegally… 90 per cent, think of that, 90 per cent are here illegally.” This was repeated at his second rally of the day.
Nov 5
Falsely said, of the illegal immigrant drunk driver who killed Leanna Newman, in 2007, “People that knew him begged to have him incarcerated or deported. But they wouldn’t do it.”
Nov 5
Falsely said of the illegal immigrant who killed teenager Rene Angulo in 2009, “Everybody who knew this gang member said please, get him out of the country. Please put him in prison. He must be incarcerated.”
Nov 5
Falsely said, “We’re treating illegal immigrants… far better, in many cases, than we treat our veterans.”
Nov 5
Falsely said, of a story about a shooting perpetrated by an illegal immigrant, “By the way there are hundreds of thousands of these stories.”
Nov 5
Falsely said of the illegal immigrant who killed an off-duty Colorado police officer in 2005, “The people who knew him begged for his incarceration.”
Nov 5
Falsely said of the illegal immigrant who perpetrated a 2008 crash that killed three, “People that knew him also said, ‘Please please, he’s dangerous, please incarcerate him.’ But our State Department and the people involved didn’t want to get involved in that. So people lie dead.”
Nov 5
Falsely said, of the illegal immigrant drunk driver who killed Sarah Root: “Despite the pleas of people who knew him: don’t do this, don’t do this.”
Nov 6
Falsely said of the illegal immigrant killers who murdered farmer Earl Olander, “His killers had criminal records a mile long, but they did not meet the Obama administration’s priorities for removal. And yet everybody that knew these killers, everybody that knew them, said please, please get ‘em out, they should be incarcerated, don’t let them roam our communities.”
Nov 6
Falsely said, of an illegal immigrant recently arrested for murder in Michigan, “Everybody was begging: please, please, please incarcerate him.”
Nov 6
Falsely said, “More than 90 per cent of those arrested are here illegally.”
Nov 6
Falsely said, of an illegal immigrant who killed three people in Manassas, Va. in 2011, “Everybody that knew him said he was violent — please, please get him out of the country or put him in prison or incarcerate him.”
Nov 6
Trump's record
Falsely characterized interviews about Iraq with Howard Stern and Neil Cavuto: “The record shows that I'm right. When I did an interview with Howard Stern, very lightly, first time anyone's asked me that, I said, very lightly, I don't know, maybe, who knows? Essentially. I then did an interview with Neil Cavuto.”
Sep 26
Falsely said Warren Buffett used a similar manoeuvre to his apparent carry-forward of a $916 million 1995 loss to avoid paying federal taxes for years: “I know Buffett took hundreds of millions of dollars. . . Most of her donors have done the same thing as I do.”
Oct 19
Falsely said of the Trump Foundation, “The money goes 100 per cent — 100 per cent goes to different charities.”
Oct 19
Falsely claimed he opposed the Iraq war
Sep 15
Falsely claimed to have opposed the Iraq war
Sep 16
Falsely claimed to have said “I don’t know” when asked by Howard Stern whether he supported the war
Sep 16
Falsely said, “I was against getting into the war in Iraq.”
Sep 19
Falsely said, “Wrong, wrong” when Clinton said he supported the invasion of Iraq.
Sep 26
Falsely said, “They did an article in a major magazine, shortly after the war started. I think in '04. But they did an article which had me totally against the war in Iraq.”
Sep 26
Falsely said, “I was against going into Iraq. And it’s so well-documented.”
Sep 27
Falsely said, “I was against the war in Iraq. Has not been debunked.”
Oct 9
Falsely said “wrong” to Clinton’s correct claim that he supported the invasion of Iraq.
Oct 19
Falsely said “I did not. I did not” to Clinton’s charge that he thinks Climate change is a “hoax perpetrated by the Chinese.”
Sep 26
Falsely said Clinton was uttering “lies” when she said he had said nuclear war in East Asia would be “fine,” and that he had said “have a good time, folks.”
Sep 26
Falsely denied that he has been “praiseworthy of Vladimir Putin.”
Sep 26
Falsely said “wrong, wrong” when Clinton told him, “You even at one time suggested that you would try to negotiate down the national debt of the United States.”
Sep 26
Falsely claimed, on the “birther” conspiracy, that “nobody was pressing it” after 2011.
Sep 26
Falsely claimed that he predicted the result of the “Brexit” referendum “two days before” the vote.
Sep 28
Falsely said about his tweet about Alicia Machado: “No, there wasn’t ‘’check out a sex tape.’”
Oct 9
Falsely said, of his comments on more countries getting nuclear weapons, “There’s no quote. You’re not going to find a quote from me,” and “I didn’t say nuclear.”
Oct 19
Falsely said “wrong” to Clinton’s statement that he “mocked and mimicked” a reporter with a disability.
Oct 19
Falsely said “I did not say that” when Clinton noted he has, at rallies, said he did not sexually assault women “because they were not attractive enough for them to be assaulted.”
Oct 19
Falsely described his 2010 views on Obamacare: “And you remember, I called that from before it was approved. I said, "This can't work, because it's just...The plan is no good. The concept is no good.” And “I think it’s a disaster, and I’ve been saying it from the time before they even voted for it. I said this is a plan can’t work, it’s going to be a disaster.’”
Oct 25
Falsely said of his tax returns, “I don't mind releasing. I'm under a routine audit. And it'll be released. And as soon as the audit's finished, it will be released.”
Sep 26
Falsely said of the Trump Foundation, “I contribute.”
Oct 19
Falsely said “No” when asked if some Trump Foundation money was used to settle lawsuits.
Oct 19
Falsely said, “My father gave me a very small loan in 1975, and I built it into a company that's worth many, many billions of dollars.”
Sep 26
Falsely said he had four business bankruptcies.
Sep 26
Falsely said, “I think that the most respected economists are on my side, to be honest with you.”
Sep 25
Falsely said he was “pretty much self-funding” his campaign.
Oct 9
Falsely said he “never said” that pregnancy is an inconvenience to employers.
Sep 26
Falsely said, “New Hampshire was my first win. Then I went on to win 42 states.”
Oct 24
Falsely said, “Remember when, in Massachusetts, I got almost 50 per cent of the vote with 11 people. I got 49.7 per cent of the vote.”
Oct 15
Falsely said, “As far as my tax returns, you don't learn that much from tax returns. That I can tell you. You learn a lot from financial disclosure.”
Sep 26
Daesh/Middle east
Falsely asserted that Clinton has “been fighting ISIS (her) entire adult life.”
Sep 26
Falsely claimed, “All this disaster with ISIS happened on Hillary Clinton’s watch.”
Sep 20
Falsely claimed, “ISIS was formed in the vacuum that she and Barack Obama created.”
Sep 20
Falsely said, “ISIS formed in this vacuum created by Barack Obama and Secretary Clinton.”
Sep 26
Falsely said, “Her and Obama, whether you like it or not, the way they got out of Iraq, the vacuum they've left, that's why ISIS formed in the first place.”
Oct 9
Falsely said, of Iraq, Clinton and Obama, “The way they got out was disgraceful — and ISIS formed.”
Oct 15
Falsely attributed the Mosul troop withdrawal to Clinton: “But when she left, when she took everybody out, we lost Mosul.”
Oct 19
Falsely said, “She gave us ISIS as sure as you are sitting there.”
Oct 19
Falsely said of the Daesh terror group, also known as the Islamic State, “When they started – during her tenure as secretary of state – when they started, they started as a little group…why didn’t she stop it in the first place? Why did she let it start?”
Oct 22
Falsely said, of the Daesh (Islamic State) terror group, “She’s the one that allowed it to form.”
Oct 23
Falsely said of Hillary Clinton, “She gave them Mosul. She didn’t know what she was doing.”
Oct 25
Falsely said the operation to retake Mosul, Iraq from Daesh is a “total disaster.”
Oct 23
Falsely said of Iran, “In less than 10 years now, they will have nuclear weapons.”
Oct 5
Falsely said of the Iran deal: “It's a one-sided transaction where we're giving back $150 billion to a terrorist state.”
Oct 9
Falsely said, of the Iran nuclear deal, “We gave them $150 billion back.”
Oct 19
Falsely said the U.S. provided Iran “$150 billion” as part of the nuclear deal.
Oct 22
Falsely said, “We created a monster with Iran by giving them $150 billion … we gave them back $150 billion.”
Oct 23
Falsely claimed that Daesh (also known as the Islamic State) has “a lot of the oil in Libya.”
Sep 26
Falsely said, of Libya, “ISIS has a good chunk of their oil. I'm sure you probably have heard that.”
Oct 9
Falsely suggested America “allow(s)” jihadi magazines to be “sold” domestically
Sep 19
Falsely said, “In San Bernardino, many people saw the bombs all over the apartment of the two people that killed 14 and wounded many, many people…Muslims have to report the problems when they see them.”
Oct 9
Falsely said NATO had not “focus(ed) on terror” before he urged it to do so.
Sep 26
Falsely took credit for NATO creating a new intelligence position dealing with terrorism: “If I don’t say that, believe me, NATO is not opening up a terror operation.”
Sep 27
Falsely claimed he had been acknowledged to be correct in declaring NATO “obsolete because it doesn’t cover terror;” falsely suggested NATO created an anti-terror position because of his comments.
Sep 28
Falsely said of NATO: “Since I did this — this was a year ago — all of a sudden, they’re paying. And I’ve been given a lot — a lot of credit for it. All of a sudden, they’re starting to pay up.”
Oct 19
Falsely said Saudi Arabia and Qatar “are people that push gays off business — off buildings.”
Oct 19
Falsely said, of the Benghazi attack, “Ambassador Stevens sent 600 requests for help. And the only one she talked to was Sidney Blumenthal who is her friend and not a good guy by the way.”
Oct 9
Falsely said of Aleppo, “It has fallen. . . from any standpoint.”
Oct 19
Falsely said of the U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq, “It left a vacuum, and from that vacuum, ISIS formed.”
Oct 30
Falsely said of Hillary Clinton: “She created the vacuum, ISIS formed . . . there was no ISIS when she was secretary of state. She and Obama created it through the vacuum they created.”
Oct 31
Falsely said of Iran, “Their $150 billion payment started the next day.”
Oct 30
Falsely said, “We give Iran back $150 billion.”
Oct 31
Falsely said, “There was no ISIS when she was secretary of state, at the beginning.”
Nov 5
Falsely said, “You look at the Iran deal, $150 billion.” He repeated this at his next rally: “I watch these politicians give $150 billion back to Iran.”
Nov 5
Falsely said of Clinton, “She created ISIS, really. Came out of the vacuum.”
Nov 5
Falsely said, “The Iran deal — $150 billion going back to Iran.”
Nov 6
Falsely said, “She’s the one that started ISIS. When she was secretary of state, there was no ISIS.”
Nov 6
Clinton's record
Falsely accused Clinton of laughing at a 12-year-old rape victim: “Her client she represented got him off and she's seen laughing at the girl who was raped.”
Oct 9
Falsely said, “As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton allowed thousands (of illegal immigrants) – I mean, all of them, thousands – to be released because their home countries wouldn’t take them back. Think of it.”
Oct 22
Falsely said, “As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton allowed thousands of criminal aliens to be released because their home countries refused to take them … Who would do this? Who would do this? You know who would do this? A weak and pathetic politician.”
Oct 18
Falsely said, “If you remember, Hillary Clinton, when we brought killers, drug dealers, gang members back to countries and intelligently the countries said ‘we’re not taking them, we don’t want them, we’re not taking them,’ she said ‘Oh, bring them back.’”
Oct 15
Falsely said, “The Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, allowed thousands of criminal aliens to be released because their home countries wouldn’t take them back.”
Oct 17
Falsely said, “As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton allowed thousands of criminal aliens to be released because their home countries wouldn’t take them back.”
Oct 21
Falsely said, “When Hillary Clinton was secretary of state they would catch a murderer, drug lords, gang members, violent criminals and they would bring them back to their country … Hillary Clinton was told that their country won’t take them, so she said, that’s okay bring them back, we don’t want to create waves.”
Oct 24
Falsely claimed Clinton could have changed the tax code “years ago” had she tried to do so: “She’s a United States senator.”
Oct 9
Falsely said, “Here’s a person who’s only worked for government, essentially.”
Oct 1
Falsely suggested Hillary Clinton has never criticized people who “oppose and murder women and gays overseas.”
Sep 19
Falsely said Hillary Clinton has never condemned “those who oppose and murder women and gays overseas.”
Sep 20
Falsely claimed the Clinton campaign invented the phrase “alt-right”
Sep 15
Falsely said: “Hillary’s Korea deal — the deal she made with South Korea — also cost us another 100,000 jobs.”
Oct 5
Falsely blamed Hillary Clinton’s campaign for starting the birther saga
Sep 16
Falsely alleged that the Clinton campaign played a high-level role in the birther conspiracy theory: “Patti Solis Doyle was on Wolf Blitzer saying that this happened.”
Sep 26
Falsely said of the “birther” controversy: “You know very well, your campaign Sidney Blumenthal … he's the one that got this started along with your campaign manager and they were on television just two weeks ago, she was, saying exactly that.”
Oct 9
Falsely said, “Hillary Clinton wanted the wall. Hillary Clinton fought for the wall in 2006 or thereabouts.”
Oct 19
Falsely said, “Hillary thinks most of the country is either deplorable, irredeemable, un-American, racist, or basement-dwellers in the case of the Bernie Sanders people. She said they were basement-dwellers.”
Oct 18
Falsely said, “She smears all of you as deplorable and irredeemable.”
Oct 22
Falsely claimed Clinton is pledging to leave the carried interest tax loophole untouched: “Very interesting why she's leaving carried interest.”
Oct 9
Falsely said of Hillary Clinton’s handling of convicted illegal immigrants whose home countries would not accept their return: “She would always let them come back (to America). She didn’t want to make waves.”
Oct 30
Falsely described Clinton’s role in the release of illegal immigrants convicted of crimes: “And they bring these people back to their countries and thee countries very intelligently, they said, ‘No we don’t want a murderer, no we don’t want a drug dealer, no we don’t want the head of a gang in Los Angeles.’ They call up the secretary of state’s office. They say, ‘Oh that’s OK, bring them back.’ So we release them right into our country.”
Oct 31
Falsely said, “As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton allowed thousands of the most dangerous and violent criminal aliens to go free because their home countries very intelligently would not take them back. They don’t want to take back murderers, drug lords, gang members. They say no. And let me just tell you something, they would bring them to their country, their country would say ‘no, get ‘em out, bring ‘em back to the United States where your leaders are stupid people.’”
Nov 1
Falsely said, “Hillary Clinton said the veterans’ administration is doing just fine.”
Oct 30
Falsely said, “As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton allowed thousands of the most dangerous and violent criminals to come into the country, go free, and wouldn’t send them back to their home countries… and we would never force them in.” This was repeated all three other rallies rally of the day.
Nov 5
Falsely said, “As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton allowed thousands and thousands of the most dangerous and violent criminal aliens to go free because their home countries would not under any circumstances take them back. Can you imagine that? They catch murderers, drug dealers, the worst people, the worst people; they bring ‘em back and their country says we’re not taking ‘em. They go through the secretary of state, she said ‘bring ‘em back.’”
Nov 6
Rigged election
Falsely said of Barack Obama in 2008, “He essentially was talking about how corrupt the election system is in Chicago . . . and saying, ‘I’m lucky I’m from Chicago.’”
Oct 31
Falsely said, of violence at his rally in Chicago, “She’s the one and Obama that caused the violence. They hired people — they paid them $1,500, and they’re on tape saying be violent, cause fights, do bad things.”
Oct 19
Falsely said of Clinton, “She hired people, thugs, to go into my rallies…go into a rally and beat people up,” and “The violence was caused by Hillary Clinton’s campaign, where they were paying people $1,500 and a cellphone to go in and create tremendous violence. Hit people, punch people.”
Oct 25
Falsely said, “When you look at illegal immigrants voting all over the country...We have voters all over the country where they are not even citizens of the country and they are voting.”
Oct 17
Falsely said, “If you look at the polls and the polling places in various cities, they’re also rigged in the cities, let’s not kid ourselves.”
Oct 17
Falsely said, “This is a rigged election, folks.”
Oct 17
Falsely said, “There is tremendous voter fraud.”
Oct 17
Falsely said, of voter fraud, “Take a look at Chicago … Take a look at some of these cities where you see things happening that are horrendous.”
Oct 18
Falsely said, “They even want to try and rig the election at the polling booths, where so many cities are corrupt and voter fraud is all too common.”
Oct 18
Falsley said, “You have two and a half million or so that are registered in two states. That means they’re voting twice.”
Oct 21
Falsely said of voter fraud, “You look at certain cities and I mean you take a look at some of the cities that you know about, you know about very well, whether it’s Philadelphia, St. Louis, Chicago.”
Oct 23
Falsely said, “Some of the voting is rigged. Everybody knows. “Check out Philadelphia, Chicago, St. Louis.”
Oct 25
Falsely tweeted, “Major story that the Dems are making up phony polls in order to suppress the the (sic) Trump.”
Oct 24
Falsely said, “WikiLeaks also shows how John Podesta rigged the polls by oversampling Democrats … a voter suppression technique.”
Oct 24
Falsely said the “Google search engine was suppressing the bad news about Hillary Clinton.”
Sep 28
Falsely said, of voter fraud, “Philadelphia is one that’s mentioned. I think Romney got no votes and McCain got no votes. I mean, like no votes.”
Oct 17
Falsely said, “You go to Philadelphia, where Romney got zero votes, where McCain got zero votes.”
Oct 18
Falsely said, “Wow, Twitter, Google and Facebook are burying the FBI criminal investigation of Clinton.”
Oct 30
Falsely said of hacked John Podesta emails, “Another one came in today where various networks, a lot of them, were sending stories . . . ‘what do you want us to say here what do you want us to say there? What should we do here? What should we do there?’ Do you believe it?”
Oct 31
Falsely said of Florida’s early voting, “They’ve never had lines before (the Trump campaign came along).”
Oct 30
Falsely said, “It’s been reported that certain key Democratic polling locations in Clark County were kept open for hours and hours beyond closing time to bus and bring Democratic voters in. Folks, it’s a rigged system.”
Nov 5
Health care
Falsely described an Obamacare study: “Over two thirds of the counties are losing insurers.”
Oct 24
Falsely said, “The Canadians, when they need a big operation, they come into the United States in many cases, because their system is so slow."
Oct 9
Falsely described Canadian health care: “You know, if you look at even Canada, the people come down. When they want an operation, they come to the United States to get the operation.”
Oct 25
Falsely said of Canadian health care: “It is a disaster in terms of cost, of course.”
Oct 25
Falsely said he will “instantly save 2 million jobs” by repealing Obamacare
Sep 15
Falsely said, “…some horrible things like Obamacare, where your health insurance and health care is going up by numbers that are astronomical, 68 per cent, 59 per cent, 71 per cent.”
Oct 9
Falsely said of Obamacare, “The premiums are going up 60 per cent, 70 per cent, 80 per cent. Next year they’re going to go up over 100 percent.”
Oct 19
Falsely said of Obamacare, “Your premiums are going up 70, 80, 90 per cent and it’s only going to get worse.”
Oct 21
Falsely said, “Premiums are going up 60, 70, 80, 90 per cent. Next year it’s going to be worse.”
Oct 22
Falsely said of ObamaCare, “It’s already going up 60, 70 and 80 per cent.”
Oct 23
Falsely said, “Premiums are going up 70, 80, 90 per cent” and “The rates are going up 60, 70, per cent.”
Oct 24
Falsely said, of Obamacare price increases, “The number of 25 per cent is nothing. That’s a phony number too. That’s a lie just like everything else.”
Oct 25
Falsely said of Clinton, “She wants to put the government totally in charge of healthcare in America.”
Nov 1
Falsely said of Obamacare, “Here in Pennsylvania premiums are going to increase more than 60 per cent.”
Nov 1
Falsely said of Obamacare, “In many instances their health care costs are more than their mortgage costs or their rent. Which by the way is a first in American history.”
Nov 1
Falsely said while discussing Obamacare, “Hiring is frozen, totally frozen.”
Nov 1
“What’s going on with Obamacare is — never had a chance to work. And I said it before they even submitted it for a vote.”
Nov 5
Falsely said of Obamacare, “I always use your state as the example for the premiums going up. You know why? We think you have the highest in the country. I don’t want to tell you… you have the highest.”
Nov 5
Trump's endorsements
Falsely claimed he was endorsed by part of the U.S. government: “ICE, two days ago, ICE, the first time they’ve ever endorsed”; “ICE endorsed me…”
Oct 5
Falsely said he “just got today” the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Sep 26
Falsely said, “In addition, I was just endorsed by ICE. They've never endorsed anybody before on immigration. I was just endorsed by ICE.”
Sep 26
Falsely said, “ICE just endorsed me. They've never endorsed a presidential candidate.”
Oct 9
Falsely said, of his endorsements, “Both the Border Patrol agents and ICE have just done it. ICE did it last week.”
Oct 15
Falsely said, “ICE, last week. ICE endorsed us. ICE.”
Oct 17
Falsely said, “ICE last week endorsed me.”
Oct 19
Falsely said agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement “just last week endorsed us.”
Oct 21
Falsely said, “We have the first-ever endorsement from ICE and our Border Patrol officers.”
Oct 22
Falsely said, “I’ve been endorsed by all the Border Patrol.”
Oct 24
Falsely said of the Border Patrol, “They’ve totally endorsed me, and so has ICE.”
Oct 25
Falsely said, “And I’ve been endorsed largely, at least conceptually, by the military.”
Oct 24
Falsely said, “I don’t know if you’ve been watching, but the poll numbers (with African-Americans) are going like a rocket ship.”
Sep 21
Falsely said, “We’ve received the first-ever endorsement from ICE.”
Oct 30
Obama's record
Falsely claimed Obama went on an “apology tour” during which he “apologized for the United States: ‘We’re sorry, we’re so sorry, we are so sorry.’”
Sep 19
Falsely said, “Over the last few years this administration has been steadily dismantling the federal criminal justice system. Tens of thousands of drug dealers have been released from prison early, including many illegal immigrants.”
Oct 15
Falsely said, “Seventy-five per cent of the American people think our country is on the wrong track, according to all of the latest polls” and “Close to 80 per cent of the people in this country feel that our country is going in the wrong direction.”
Oct 24
Falsely said, “75 per cent of the American people think our country is on the wrong track. Every poll says it.”
Oct 25
Falsely said of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, “Remember he didn’t want Obama to come there a few weeks ago.”
Oct 21
Falsely claimed that, before Obama, Air Force One was always greeted by top foreign leaders; said he would turn around Air Force One if top Cuban, Saudi or Chinese officials didn’t greet him
Sep 16
Falsely said, of top foreign leaders not greeting Obama upon his landing in their countries, “Probably the first time it’s ever happened in the fabled history of Air Force One.”
Oct 21
Falsely said, “GM laid off 314 workers at the Lake Orion assembly plant in 2013 because of the imports from the South Korean trade deals that were pushed by Hillary. That was her baby.”
Oct 31
Falsely said, “Before NAFTA went into effect there were 280,000 autoworkers in Michigan. Today that number is only 160,000 and, believe me, it’s going down and going down fast.”
Oct 31
Falsely said of the illegal immigrant who killed Nevada teenager Rene Angulo, “Everybody said we must get him out of our country. We must incarcerate him. This guy was brutal . . . He had a record as long as your arm, but the Obama administration didn’t want to put him out.”
Oct 30
The campaign
Falsely claimed Clinton is outspending him on ads by a “50 to 1” ratio.
Sep 28
Falsely said, “She can’t get 500 people into a room. It’s crazy.”
Oct 17
Falsely said of the Clinton campaign, “They’ve given up in Ohio.”
Oct 24
Falsely said Clinton “has already” outspent him “50 to 1” on commercials in Florida.
Sep 22
Falsely said, “She is outspending our campaign in some ways by 50 to 1 in ads. We have markets where it’s 50 to 1. And we’re tied. That’s pretty good, right.”
Oct 22
Falsely said, “We haven’t started advertising (in Virginia). And they’re spending a fortune.”
Sep 24
Falsely said, “She spent hundreds of millions of dollars on negative ads on me.”
Sep 26
Falsely said, “Now don’t forget, Hillary has spent over $200 million on ads against me . . . $200 million and more has been spent on me.”
Sep 28
Falsely said, “Donna Brazile was fired from the network for giving Crooked Hillary the answers and questions to a debate.”
Oct 31
Falsely said of the disparity in advertising spending, “In Florida it’s 50 to 1.”
Oct 31
Falsely said, “In Hershey Pennsylvania last night, we had an arena, we had 27,000 people show up.”
Nov 5
Falsely said, “Hillary said ‘I did not like Donald Trump’s lewd language’… I’ve never said what he said in my life.”
Nov 5
Falsely said, of the Florida primary, “Remember and most of you were there… we won 66 out of 67 counties… but we won 66 out of 67 counties. That’s never happened before.”
Nov 5
Falsely said, of the 67th Florida county, “We almost, we almost, won that last one too.”
Nov 5
Falsely said, of Clinton’s crowds, “The only way she gets them to show up is when she has a star come. That’s the only way. Otherwise she gets 500 people, 400 people.”
Nov 5
Falsely said, of his crowd in Selma, North Carolina, “We had 23,000 people.”
Nov 5
Falsely said, of Obama, “Wherever I go, I see him screaming at people that are protesters.”
Nov 5
Falsely said, of the Clinton speech, “When they were finished, everybody left. And she stood up and talked and there was nobody there, practically.”
Nov 5
Falsely said, “She refuses to campaign in Minnesota. So do you really want a president who doesn’t care enough about your vote that she never shows up? She never came here … Hillary Clinton has not been here once.”
Nov 6
Falsely said, “To the public, she says ‘Donald Trump is lewd, lewd.’”
Nov 6
Falsely said, of the BeyoncĂ©/Jay-Z concert for Clinton on Friday, “Many of the audience left during the performance because it was disgusting.” (Repeated at his third rally of the day.)
Nov 6
said, of that concert, “By the time Hillary got up to speak, there was practically nobody there.” (Repeated at his third rally of the day.)
Nov 6
Falsely said, “She’s going to Michigan at 10 o clock in the evening on Monday.”
Nov 6
Falsely said, “In the great state of Arizona that I just left…”
Nov 6
Russia
Falsely said of Russia, “They’ve taken over the Middle East.”
Oct 19
Falsely said, “Hillary Clinton gave Russia 20 per cent of American uranium. And you know, she was paid a fortune.”
Oct 24
Falsely said, “Hillary Clinton gave them 20 per cent of our uranium. Gave Russia. For a big payment.”
Oct 25
Falsely said, “Maybe there is no hacking. But they always blame Russia. And the reason they blame Russia because they think they're trying to tarnish me with Russia.”
Oct 9
Falsely said of the perpetrator of hacking attacks against Democratic officials, “Our country has no idea.”
Oct 19
Falsely said, “Just take a look at Russia, and look at what they did this week where I agree, she wasn't there but possibly she's consulted. We sign a peace treaty. Everyone's excited.”
Oct 9
Falsely said, of the New START nuclear arms-reduction deal with Russia, “They didn’t even ask us for anything. They asked us not to reduce anything.”
Oct 17
Falsely said, of the New START nuclear arms reduction deal, “The Russians have said, according to many, many reports, I can’t believe they allowed us to do this. They create warheads, and we can’t. The Russians can’t believe it.”
Oct 19
Falsely said, of nuclear weapons, “Russia has been expanding their — they have a much newer capability than we do. We have not been updating from the new standpoint.”
Sep 26
Taxes
Falsely said, “Our taxes are so high. Just about the highest in the world.”
Oct 9
Falsely said, “We’re actually the highest-taxed major country anywhere in the world, by far.”
Oct 15
Falsely said, “We’re the highest-taxed nation in the world.”
Oct 18
Falsely said, “We’re already the highest-taxed nation in the world.”
Oct 21
Falsely said, “We’re the highest-taxed nation in the world.”
Oct 25
Falsely said, “Think of this: we’re the highest-taxed nation in the world.”
Oct 30
Falsely said, “We’re the highest-taxed nation in the world.”
Oct 31
Falsely said, “We’re the highest-taxed nation in the world.”
Nov 1
Falsely said, “We’re the highest-taxed nation in the world.”
Nov 5
Falsely said, “We’re already the highest-taxed nation in the world.” (Repeated at his fourth and fifth rallies of the day.)
Nov 6
Sex assault allegations
Falsely said of one of his sexual assault accusers, Summer Zervos: “Today, the cousin of one of these people, very close to her, wrote a letter that what she said was a lie.”
Oct 15
Falsely said, of the assault allegations, “Many of them already proven so false.”
Oct 15
Falsely said, apparently of sexual assault accuser Summer Zervos, “The one young lady has five family members saying what she said is absolute nonsense.”
Oct 17
Falsely said of sexual assault allegations, “Many of them have now already been debunked.”
Oct 18
Falsely said of sexual assault accuser Summer Zervos, “The other person who was on the Apprentice, members of her family came out and said she spoke most highly of Donald Trump … her family actually came out and said how unfair it was.”
Oct 18
Falsely said sexual assault allegations against him “have been largely debunked.”
Oct 19
Clinton's health
Falsely claimed “Hillary Clinton is taking the day off again.”
Sep 20
Falsely claimed Clinton didn’t release cholesterol or EKG information
Sep 15
Falsely said of Clinton, “Her rallies last for about 15 minutes.”
Oct 25
Falsely said, “Did you see her after the debate? She was exhausted.”
Oct 25
Falsely said of Clinton, “You watch her at the end of the debate, where she's, like, exhausted. She could hardly make it to her car: ‘Oh, let's get out. Let’s go.’”
Oct 23
Government "corruption"
Falsely said Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen “knows she’s supposed to be inching them (interest rates) up and she’s not doing it.”
Oct 5
Falsely said, “We have a Fed that's doing political things. This Janet Yellen of the Fed. The Fed is doing political — by keeping the interest rates at this level.”
Sep 26
Falsely said, “The interest rates are so low because the Fed is controlled by the politicians. Never happened before.”
Sep 28
Falsely said interest rates have been kept low because Obama wants them that way: “It’s horrible that he’s been able to get away with this.”
Oct 15