WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump uttered a dizzying number of false statements in his epically long weekend speech, to an audience that didn’t seem to mind at all. He got the unemployment rate wrong. He misstated his winning margin in the election. He reprised some of his most frequently told fictions and dusted off old ones, even going back to the size of his inauguration crowd. A look at some of his words in his two-hour-plus speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday: UNEMPLOYMENT TRUMP: “We’re down to 3.7 percent unemployment, the lowest number in a long time.” THE FACTS: The unemployment rate is 4 percent. It was 3.7 percent in September. ___ DIVERSITY VISAS TRUMP: On the diversity visa lottery program: “They send us the people they don’t want.” THE FACTS: A persistent falsehood. “They,” meaning other countries, do not select citizens for the U.S. program. Foreigners decid on their own to apply for it. They must meet education or skills benchmarks to apply and those who are tentatively selected through the lottery must pass background checks before being confirmed. Trump attributed similar characteristics to migrant caravans from Central America, suggesting governments try to get rid… Read full this story
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