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Breaking down the true and false in Trump’s Orlando campaign kickoff speech

PolitiFact looks at Trump’s claims on wages, black unemployment, the wall and more
President Donald Trump speaks during his re-election kickoff rally at the Amway Center, Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump speaks during his re-election kickoff rally at the Amway Center, Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Published Jun. 19, 2019

President Donald Trump covered little new ground in his 80-minute campaign kickoff speech Tuesday night in Orlando. That was just fine for supporters who love hearing Trump’s greatest hits and came out full force to hear the president’s spin on his 2016 campaign and his first two and a half years in office.

It also made the job easier for the fact-checkers at PolitiFact, who have heard many of these lines before.

“African-American community, how much progress has been made, the lowest unemployment numbers in the history of our country.”

"Wages are rising at the fastest rate in many decades."

(We passed) “the biggest tax cut in history.”

Are any of these statements True? Here’s what PolitiFact says.

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