Sixteen Fact Checks From the Second Presidential Debate

 

In Sunday night's presidential debate, there were more than a dozen falsehoods and inaccuracies. NBC News and our friends at PolitiFact checked out the candidate's claims, and here's what we found.

1. Trump said he didn't urge people to "check out a sex tape" about former Miss Universe Alicia Machado. He did.

2. Trump said health care costs are going up by 68 percent, 59 percent, 71 percent. The national estimate ranges are far lower.

3. Trump said Clinton "acid washed" her private email server. She didn't. She used an app called Bleachbit, not a corrosive chemical.

4. Trump said Clinton doesn't know Russia hacked the DNC. U.S. intelligence has said they very likely did.

5. Trump said Clinton got a man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl "off" his charges. She didn't.

6. Trump said Clinton laughed at a child rape victim. She didn't.

7. Trump said Clinton "viciously attacked" four women. This is largely unsubstantiated.

8. Trump said his 2005 recording didn't describe sexual assault. It did.

9. Trump said Clinton's campaign started the "birther" movement. She didn't.    

10. Trump said Clinton wants a single payer healthcare. She doesn't.            

11. Trump said the San Bernardino shooters' neighbors saw bombs in their apartment. They didn't.

12. Clinton wants 550 percent more Syrian refugees, Trump said. He's right.

13. Trump said the nation can't screen those refugees. That's false.

14. Trump said he was against the Iraq invasion. He wasn't.

15. Trump said he doesn't know Putin. That's not what he said before 2015.

16.Clinton said she wasn't Secretary of State when Obama proclaimed the use of chemical weapons by Syria was a red line. She was.

NBC NEWS


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