16 Lies Trump Told at the Second Presidential Debate

The town-hall style Second Presidential Debate that was held on Sunday, October 9th went pretty much as most Americans expected. Hillary Clinton was professional, proper and stuck mostly to her talking points, while Donald Trump roamed the stage aggressively, giving at most a one-sentence answer to the question before going off on his own tangent. Moderators Martha Raddatz and Anderson Cooper attempted to re-route the discussion whenever it went off topic, but were generally not very successful.

Later, fact checkers caught both candidates in untruths, but Donald Trump made by far more untrue statements. Here are a few lies that fact-checkers caught during the debate.

Trump on NAFTA: “We lost our jobs.”

This isn’t true. Employment has been increasing steadily over the last seven years — ten million more Americans are working than before Barack Obama became President. Perhaps Trump is referring to the loss of factory jobs caused by our increased trade with China, but this trend ended roughly 10 years ago.

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