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AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s empty boasts on legislation, economy

October 10, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is bragging about his economic and legislative achievements.

But an AP Fact Check finds some of his boasts are empty.

He wrongly claimed that Barack Obama never accomplished as much economic growth as he’s posted so far. And Trump’s legislative record is notably thin. As he stated in a Forbes magazine interview, he’s signed more than 50 bills into law. But there’s little of significance in that pile.

Besides emergency hurricane relief, the only bill with far-reaching significance is one he didn’t want to sign, but went along with. It toughens sanctions on Russia and Iran.

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