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AP FACT CHECK: US prosperity through the lens of Trump

July 7, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is putting a lot of stock in the stock market’s ability to spread prosperity.

He’s claiming the stronger stock market these days is making everyone wealthy — though not giving him any personal financial benefit.

An AP Fact Check, though, finds that the stock market is not lifting all boats. Most Americans don’t have meaningful investments in it.

But Trump’s own investments are probably gaining value.

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