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AP FACT CHECK: Trump and missions unaccomplished

June 24, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is claiming to have spurred homebuilding, freed farmers from regulations that stopped them from plowing and secured a historic increase in military spending.

An AP Fact Check finds that none of it’s true.

Housing starts are down over the past three months. The rules that can stop farmers from using certain pesticides and herbicides are still in force — and are just being reviewed now.

And the big military spending Trump wants is merely a proposal, not an achievement.

He made those claims in an Iowa speech this past week.

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