Fact-checking Donald Trump’s closing arguments of the 2020 campaign | PolitiFact

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s closing arguments of the 2020 campaign | PolitiFact

President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he departs after speaking at a campaign rally at Altoona-Blair County Airport, Monday in Martinsburg, Pa. With Election Day getting closer, President Donald Trump is traveling from one swing state to the other making his last in-person pitch to voters. Trump frames the election through an economic angle, telling supporters that they have a choice between “a Trump super recovery” and “a Biden depression.” “If he gets in, you’re going to have a depression, the likes of which you’ve never seen before with the possible exception of 1929,” Trump said in New Hampshire on Oct. 25. Trump at his rallies mentions the coronavirus pandemic, but it doesn’t come across as the main topic of concern, despite rising cases of COVID-19. In Ohio, North Carolina, Florida and elsewhere, Trump’s many supporters are packed together, and not all wearing masks, as is recommended by public health experts to reduce the spread of the contagious disease. Trump doesn’t appear bothered by it; he’s said people are tired of COVID-19. “That’s all I hear. You turn on television. COVID, COVID, COVID, COVID, COVID, COVID. A plane goes down, 500 people dead, they don’t talk about it. COVID, COVID, COVID, COVID,” Trump said in North Carolina on Oct. 24. So as he campaigns, Trump largely touts achievements, brings attention to the economy, the 2016 campaign and his grievances with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. We’ve found that Trump’s claims often stray away from the facts, mislead and […]

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