Fact Checks From Last Nights Trump/Clinton Debate
As a Broadcaster, I've been trained to look at both sides of a situation from a neutral perspective. That means, listening without interruption to both sides of an argument. Basing my decisions on reliable sources and factual information, When I look at any situation, including the debates and statements from our Presidential candidates.
I want to encourage my fellow Americans to vote, AND to fact check with reasonable sources. There are so many sites that write from a political, personal, or persuaded non fact checking perspective.
Let's fact check with sources that we feel have been reliable through the years. Look at the source first. How do you find these sources? Look for two things: Look for neutral wording, and those who provide unbiased sources supporting their claims. I feel that the following are reliable fact checking sources. You can click on any one of the locations below, and it will take you to their page. At the very least, it's better information than doing a massive internet search.
SOME OF THE CLAIMS
- Mr. Trump says Clinton wants Amnesty for everyone.
NOT HER POSITION
- Clinton says she has helped 8 million children obtain health coverage. September 11 responders receive medical care and children get safer medicines.
SHE CAN BACK IT UP
- Trump says Clinton ignored 600 requests for increased security from J. Christopher Stevens, the Ambassador to Libya, and communicated only with Sidney Blumenthal.
- Trump accused Clinton of being there for Obama's "line in the sand' in Syria. Clinton said She wasn't.
TRUMP IS WRONG
- Referring to NAFTA and other free trade agreements, Trump says, "We lost our jobs."
- Clinton says that since the Great Recession, all the gains have gone to the top.
- Clinton praised many features of the 2010 Affordable Care act.
Trump accused Clinton of laughing about getting a man aquitted of raping a 12 year old girl.
I wish I had time to list more of the questions, answers and claims, but as I believe, this is just a start for you. Go to these websites...do your homework, and read thoroughly through each answer. Take notes, and make an educated decision about who you want to represent you as President Of The United States.
Sources: The New York Times