WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump declares his premature exoneration during the investigation of Russia. He tweeted that Republican Senator Richard Burr, who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, announced that the panel did not come to an agreement or plot between Russia and Trump. election campaign in 2016. It takes too much. In a published interview, Burr said that he had found no evidence of collusion after two years of investigation, but the investigation is ongoing. Mr. Burr also indicated that the committee's final report may not even reach a conclusion on this issue, leaving the public to decide. Trump also takes an excessive credit for the economy and falsely claims a sudden turnaround under his lap, demanding the creation of jobs from the government. Adversity, seen in his State of the Union address and other forums, extends to his pride in the decreasing number of people who consume food stamps. Similarly, the increase in energy production under President Barack Obama has been one of Trump's accomplishments.TRUMP: "Senator Richard Burr, Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, has announced that after nearly two years, over two hundred interviews and thousands of documents, they found NO COLLUSION BETWEEN TRUMP AND RUSSIA! Is anyone really surprised by this? "- Sunday.TRUMP tweet:" The media the general public refused to cover the fact that the president of the very important senate commission of intelligence, after two years of intensive studies and access to information that they alone could obtain, has just declared that they had found NO COLLUSION between "Trump" and Russia. "- tweet Friday. THE FACTS: Trump exaggerates. Burr, RN.C, told CBS that he could not conclude collusion during the 2016 election on the basis of available evidence after his panel had questioned over 200 witnesses and examined more than 300,000 pages of documents. But Burr also admitted that some issues raised during the investigation in Russia could occupy the committee "during the next decade". "If we write a report based on the facts we have, we will then have nothing to suggest that there was collusion by the Trump campaign and Russia," he said in an interview published Thursday. Burr's comment was similar to what he often said in the last two years. In August, for example, Burr told the Associated Press that there was "no factual evidence we have had today" about collusion or conspiracy between the campaign from Russia and Trump, but that he was always open on the subject. Burr's comment last week was not an official statement on behalf of the committee exonerating Trump of collusion, and the chairman suggested that his final report does not necessarily draw a conclusion. "What I'm telling you is that I will present, as best we can, the facts to you and the American people," Burr told CBS. "And you will have to draw your own conclusion as to whether you think that, whatever the definition, it is a collusion." The work of the Senate Committee is separate from that of Special Advocate Robert Mueller, who is also investigating Russian interference in the elections. collusion and possible obstruction of justice by the Trump campaign.TRUMP: "We have a big economy DESPITE the Obama administration and all its destructive regulations and roadblocks." If that idea had prevailed in the 2016 election, United States would be in a depressed situation, now! We were coming down. "- tweet Saturday. THE FACTS: Nothing suggests a sudden economic turnaround under Trump's leadership, let alone an event that allowed to avoid a "depression". The economy has grown at an annual rate of 3.8% in the spring and last summer, at a steady pace but not at the point of line with the Obama record. Economists generally recognize that growth has accelerated relative to 2016 and 2017, and in part to highlight Trump's tax cuts to further fuel consumer and business spending. The economy is poised to grow by about 3% in 2018, which would be the first time since 2005 that it would reach that bar. Yet, the threshold was little neglected in 2015, when it had grown 2.9% under Obama.
Independent economists are expecting slower growth this year as Trump administration tax cuts ease, as trade tensions and slowing global growth dampen economic growth. exports and that higher interest rates make borrowing more expensive to buy cars and houses. JOBSTRUMP: "We created 5.3 million new jobs and, importantly, 600,000 new jobs in the manufacturing sector, which almost everyone said that it was impossible to do . "- Speech on the state of the Union Tuesday.The FACTS: This is not what he did.It measures since the election day in November 2016 rather than when effective January 20, 2017. Since January 2017, the United States has created 4.9 million jobs, not 5.3 million, of whom 454,000 were in the manufacturing sector, not According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 600,000 seemingly compelling reasons have prompted employers and investors to be so encouraged by its victory that they hired and invested immediately after the November 8 elections. Economy just does not turn out the door, and Trump has not inherited a mess.That's what the story will record: More jobs have been created over the last two or three years Obama years (5.1 million) than in the first two years (4.9 million) Employment growth in the Manufacturing sector began during the second term of Obama, when 386,000 of these jobs were added during this tenure and accelerated under Trump. Food: "Nearly 5 million Americans have been removed from food coupons. "- State address of the Union. IN FACT: The number of people receiving food coupons has actually not decreased much since Trump took office or even since his election. In January 2017, 42.7 million people used food stamps. This figure dropped to 38.6 million in September 2018, a decrease of 4.1 million, not nearly 5 million. Monthly comparisons do not mean much because numbers go up and down in the short term. A more significant measure is the average number of people who have used food coupons over the course of a year. Thanks to this, coupon rolls have only fallen by 1.8 million in 2017 and 2018. Even this period, which began in October 2016, includes a substantial drop under Obama. Let's go back to October 2015, start of the 2016 budget, and the drop is 3.9 million .___ ENERGYTRUMP: "We have triggered a revolution in the US energy field: the United States is now the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world. " – Address of the state of the Union. THE FACTS: It depends on the definition of "we". His statement is true in the unlikely event that he would also credit Obama and other recent presidents who were aggressive about energy production. The government claims that the United States became the world's largest natural gas producer in 2013 under the Obama administration. The United States is now leading the world in oil production, also under Trump. This is largely due to the boom in shale oil production, which also began under Obama. CARETRUMP HEALTH: "The next big priority for me and for all of us should be to reduce the costs of health care and prescription drugs, and protect patients with pre-existing conditions. "- Update on the state of the Union. THE FACTS: His rhetoric is at odds with his actions in protecting people with pre-existing medical conditions. In reality, his administration seeks in a process to eliminate this cover. His Department of Justice argues in court that these protections provided for in the Obama Health Law should disappear. The short-term health plans that Trump often offers as an alternative offer at negotiated prices do not guarantee coverage of pre-existing conditions. Government lawyers said in documents filed last June that they would no longer defend the main provisions of the Affordable Care Act, including provisions guaranteeing access. to health insurance regardless of any medical condition. The Attorney General of the day, Jeff Sessions, wrote in a letter to Congress that Trump had approved the legal strategy. A federal judge in Texas said in December that the entire law of the Obama era, including coverage of pre-existing conditions, was unconstitutional because Congress had rescinded its fines. uninsured people. The trial was transferred to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. In the meantime, the provisions of the law remain in force. Trump praised the court's initial ruling as "excellent" and predicted that she would go to the Supreme Court and that she would be upheld. The Obama Health Care Act requires insurers to take all applicants, regardless of their medical history, and patients with health conditions pay the same standard for healthy premiums. The bills supporting in 2017 by Trump and congressional Republicans to repeal the law could have increased costs for people with preexisting diseases. IMMIGRANTS-JOBSTRUMP: "Working class Americans must pay the price of massive illegal migration: reduced jobs … "- State of the Union. FACTS: Employment data suggest that the influx of immigrants helps to increase the total number of hires for the US economy rather than eroding growth of employment. The trend is clear in the government's monthly report on jobs. The statistics do not distinguish between immigrants who are legally and illegally in the United States. About 64% of immigrants are employed, compared to about 60% of US-born workers, according to the Department of Labor. Last year, immigrants accounted for about 40% of the 2.4 million jobs created. Because a steady growth of the workforce contributes to economic growth, economists argue that fewer immigrants would equate to slower growth and fewer jobs. The decline in birth rates and the retirement of the large baby boomer generation means that fewer people will join the labor force in the coming years, which would dampen economic growth, which will probably limit the growth of the economy. ;hiring. Many economists have noted that helping to maintain the flow of workers in the economy and to support growth. IMMIGRANTS-WAGESTRUMP: "Working class Americans must pay the price of massive illegal migration: … lower wages … "- Speech on the state of the Union. IN FACT: The weight of research suggests that immigrants have not suppressed wages. David Card, an economist at the University of California, Berkeley, first studied the issue in 1990, examining the arrival of Cuban migrants in Miami at the 1980 "Mariel" boat lift. "This historic rush of immigrants has created a natural experience to measure what then happened to incomes in the region." The influx seems to have had virtually no effect on wages or the unemployment rate of workers unskilled, "he concluded." Giovanni Peri, an economist at the University of California, Davis studied immigration to California between 1960 and 2005. He wrote in a 2010 article that there was "essentially" no effect on the wages or employment of native-born workers. But many people seeking to reduce immigration rely on the research of George Borjas, an economist at Harvard. His research revealed that the arrival of Cubans at the Mariel boat lift had resulted in a drop in wages for high school dropouts born in the country in Miami. Other economists have questioned its methodology. In addition, Borjas' findings would apply to a small fraction of those employed in the United States, of whom about 6.2% do not have a high school diploma. Other explanations for low wage growth go beyond immigration. They include the decline of unionization, intensification of efforts to maximize corporate profits, rising health insurance costs that are displacing wages, and the rise of a lower-paying global labor force that a nested global economy, can hinder the growth of US wages. All Americans can be proud to have more women than ever before in the workforce. "- Address of the state of the Union.TRUMP:" More people are working today than ever before in the history of our country. One hundred and fifty-seven million people at work. "FACT: Yes, but that's because the population has increased, it has more than doubled since 1950, and in recent months it has increased by 150,000 to nearly 200,000 births are the main driver of population growth, with immigration also contributing, this should change in 2030, with immigration exceeding natural growth due to the number of In the case of women, the big question is whether a higher percentage of them are working or looking for a job than ever before. experienced better times Women's participation rate in the labor force is currently 57.5%, according to the Department of Labor, the rate has increased recently, but it was higher in 2012 and peaked at around 60% in 2000. In total, 63.2% of Americans worked in They are looking for work. That's a few ticks more than at the inauguration of Trump, which was 62.9%, but well below the peak reached in 2000 (67.3%). The rate has decreased in part because of aging, while a wave of baby boomers is retiring, but even among younger workers it is lower than it was almost two years ago BORDER-EL PASOTRUMP decades: "The border town of El Paso, Texas, had extremely high violent crime rate, one of the highest in the country and considered one of the cities the most dangerous of our country.Now, from its construction, with a powerful barrier in place, El Paso is one of the safest cities in the country.In simple terms, the walls work and the walls save lives. "- Update on the state of the Union. THE FACTS: It's a distorted picture of El Paso, where Trump travels Monday to present his project of building a border wall. El Paso has never been considered one of the most dangerous cities in the country. In fact, her murder rate was less than half of the national average in 2005, the year before the start of her border fence. The city has had its ups and downs in violent crime, but it largely reflects national trends and has been below national averages for decades. ___ BORDER SECURITYTRUMP: "The illegal state of our southern border threatens the security, safety and financial well-being of all of America." – Update on the state of the Union. THE FACTS: Whether the border is secure enough or not is at the heart of a heated national debate, but it is far from being lawless. The number of people arrested for illegal crossings has declined in the last decade and is close to its lowest level since the mid-1990s, illustrating a clear downward trend in the number of migrants attempting to sneak. Border Patrol Personnel, Detection Technology and Physical Barriers The number of people who have immigrated to our country has been higher than ever, but it must be legally. "- Update on the state of the Union THE FACTS: The recommendations he has made so far do not reflect this wish.The plan he proposed at his The beginning of his term of office would have severely limited the ability of citizens and permanent residents to bring in family, which he derisively called "migration." The Cato Institute, which advocates more open immigration policies, has estimated that its plan would reduce the number of legal immigrants up to 44%, the largest reduction in the number of immigrants. legal immigration since the 1920s.According to the Department of Homeland Security data, about 750,000 more than 1.1 million people who got green cards in 2017 – two-thirds – have done so through family relationships. Trump's plan included limiting family green cards to spouses and minor children of US citizens and green card holders, a dramatic reduction. It has also reduced the number of refugees the United States will accept for two consecutive years and wants to eliminate diversity visas. He talked about moving to a merit-based rather than family-based immigration, and sometimes stated that he wanted to make things easier. so that temporary workers can work and graduates of the best universities stay in the country. Researchers have indicated, however, that its proposals would have the net effect of reducing the number of legal immigrants. __ WAR OF THE MIDDLE EAST: "Our brave troops have been fighting in the Middle East for almost 19 years." – Speech on the state of the Union. THE FACTS: Trump exaggerated the duration of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The war in Afghanistan began in October 2001, following the attacks of 11 September. The invasion of Iraq took place in March 2003. The United States has been at war for just over 17 years. He also talks about fighting in the Middle East. Iraq is in the Middle East, but Afghanistan is in Central Asia. STACEY ABRAMS-ECONOMYABRAMS, former candidate for the governorship of Georgia, in the Democratic response to Trump's speech: "The Republicans' tax bill has drawn up the system against the workers: Rather than bringing back jobs, the factories are closing down, lay-offs are looming and wages are struggling to keep up with the cost of living.The FACT: The economy is better after the introduction of Trump administration taxes than Abrams suggests It A surrogate for layoffs briefly hit its lowest level in five decades last month and the average hourly wage is ahead of inflation. "TARIFFSTRUMP:" We have recently imposed tariffs on $ 250 billion of Chinese goods – and now our cash is receiving billions of dollars. "- Address of the state of the Union THE FACTS: This is misleading Yes, the money from customs duties goes to the Federal Treasury, but it comes largely from It is not foreign countries that pay these import taxes by cutting a check to the government, its reference to money entering the treasure "now" hides the that tariffs go back to the foundation of the country.These revenues did not start with the increase in tariffs on some products from China.Tariffs generated tax revenue of 41.3 billion dollars in the last fiscal year, according to the Treasury Department.But this represents only a small fraction of a federal budget exceeding the $ 4.1 billion.The tariffs paid by US companies have also tend to raise prices for consumers s, as was the case for washing machines after the Trump administration imposed import taxes. DRUG: "Thanks to the efforts of my administration, drug prices have already registered in 2018 their biggest decline in 46 years. "- Address of the State of the Union THE FACTS: Trump selectively quotes statistics to exaggerate what appears to be a slowdown in prices A closer look at the data shows that drug prices continue to increase, but more modestly.Some independent experts believe that the critics of Trump and congressional Democrats could lead the pharmaceutical companies to show restraint.The consumer price index for prescription drugs shows a 0.6% price reduction in December 2018 compared to December 2017, the largest decline of nearly 50% years.The government index follows a set of drugs, including brand name drugs and However, this same index showed an increase of 1.6% compared to the full 12 months of 2018 with the whole of the previous year. "The annualized number gives you a me image, "said economist Paul Hughes-Cromwick of Altarum, a non-profit research organization. "It may be that something extraordinary happened in December." In addition, an analysis of drug prices by the Associated Press shows that there were 2,712 price increases in the first half of January compared to 3,327 in the same period last year. the year before. This year's increases have not been as pronounced. This year and last year, the number of price declines was minimal. The information for the analysis was provided by the Elsevier Health Data Society. WAGESTRUMP: "Wages are increasing at the fastest speed in decades, and for blue-collar workers, for whom I'm not doing it. were promised to fight, they are growing faster than anyone thought possible. " – Address of the State of the Union. THE FACTS: This is an unsupported statement because the data on hourly wages of private sector workers date back to 2006, not decades. But data on the wages of production workers goes back to 1939 – and Trump's demand seems according to the Labor Department, the average hourly earnings of production workers and unattended employees rose by 3.4% during of the last year. These wage gains had recently increased in early 2009. And they averaged about 4% before the start of the Great Recession at the end of 2007. There are other ways to track wage gains – and these are only playing not in favor of Trump either. After adjusting for inflation, median weekly earnings increased only 0.6% in 2018. Weekly earnings gains were 2.1% in 2015. ABRAMS-MIGRANT CHILDRENABRAMS, in the Democratic response: "We know that bipartisanship could develop a 21st-century immigration plan, but this administration chooses to put children in cages and separate families." FACTS: The cages mentioned by Abrams are in fact, screened fences and the Obama administration also used them. Children are held behind them, inside the premises of the Border Patrol, under the Trump administration. In addition, the Obama administration has arrested a large number of unaccompanied children inside chain barriers in 2014. Images circulating online from children in cages to the strongest from the controversy surrounding Trump's family separations dated back to 2014, while Obama was in power. Children are placed in such areas. by age and gender for security reasons and are kept up to 72 hours by the Border Patrol. The Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security visited five places of detention for unaccompanied children at the Texas-Mexico border at the end of June. family separations and found that they appeared to be in compliance with the detention standards. The government's monitoring body reported that cleanliness was inconsistent, but that children had access to toilets, food, drinks, clean bedding, and hygiene items. At the peak of family separations, approximately 2,400 children were separated. Since then, 118 children have been separated. Immigration officers are allowed to take a child to a parent in some cases – serious criminal proceedings against a parent, concerns for the health and well-being of a child or medical concerns.This policy is in place for a long time and is separate from the law now suspended Trump Administration zero tolerance policy that children were separated from their parents only because they had crossed illegally. HUMAN TRAFFICKINGTRUMP: "Traffickers Humans and sex traffickers exploit the vast open spaces separating our ports of entry to smuggle thousands of girls and women into the United States and sell them to prostitution and to prostitution. modern slavery. "- Update on the state of the Union. FACTS: His administration has not provided any evidence that "thousands" of women and girls are smuggled for these purposes. What has been established is that nearly 80% of international victims of trafficking pass through legal entry points, a flow that would not be stopped by a border wall. Trafficking distorts the frequency with which trafficked persons arrive from the southern border, according to the Anti Trafficking Group, a global center for trafficking statistics with data provided by organizations around the world. The National Hotline against Trafficking in Human Beings, a federally funded company managed by the Polaris anti-trafficking group, began monitoring victims' files in 2015. From January 31, 2018, it followed 000 potential victims. Of these, there was an almost equal distribution between foreigners on the one hand, US citizens and legal permanent residents on the other. Most of the victims of trafficking were foreigners and most of the victims of sex trafficking were US citizens. Mary Clare Jalonick, Josh Boak, Juliette Linderman, Colleen Long, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Ellen Knickmeyer, Josh Boak and Lolita C. Baldor in Washington DC and Elliot Spagat in San Diego contributed to this report. http://apne.ws/2kbx8bdFollow @APFactCheck on Twitter: https://twitter.com/APFactCheck.