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AP FACT CHECK: The energy boom didn’t start with Trump

December 18, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has made statements on energy and immigration that call for scrutiny.

For example, an AP Fact Check finds that Trump sold short the record of his predecessors Monday when he declared that they “put American energy under lock and key.”

Actually, production soared under Democrat Barack Obama, bringing the country to the cusp of energy independence before Trump took office. And Obama’s predecessor, Republican George W. Bush, was no adversary of the energy industry.

As well, Trump’s description of “wide open” borders before his Republican presidency ignores record deportations under Obama.

Trump made his claims in a national security speech.

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