Donald Trump Promised the Truth. We Checked the Facts. – The New York Times

” • “Nearly four in 10 African-American children are living in poverty, while 58 percent of African-American youth are not employed.”Fact Check: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate of African Americans ages 16-19 in June was 31.2 percent (among whites of the same age, it was 14.1 percent).

_____• “Household incomes are down more than $4,000 since the year 2000.”Fact Check: This is mostly true. Median household income in 2000 was $57,724; in 2014, which has the most recent available data, it was $53,657.

_____• “Our manufacturing trade deficit has reached an all-time high – nearly $800 billion in a single year.”Fact Check: The goods deficit — more imported goods, less exported goods — was $763 billion last year. But that includes agricultural products and raw materials like coal. Moreover, the total trade deficit last year was only $500 billion because the U.S. runs a trade surplus in services.”

Source: Donald Trump Promised the Truth. We Checked the Facts. – The New York Times

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