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Republican from New York

Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States on Nov. 8, 2016. He has been a real estate developer, entrepreneur and host of the NBC reality show, "The Apprentice."  Trump's statements were awarded PolitiFact's 2015 Lie of the Year. Born and raised in New York City, Trump is married to Melania Trump, a former model from Slovenia. Trump has five children and eight grandchildren. Three of his children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric, serve as executive vice presidents of the Trump Organization.

The PolitiFact scorecard

  • True16 (%)(16)
  • Mostly True49 (%)(49)
  • Half True57 (%)(57)
  • Mostly False78 (%)(78)
  • False130 (%)(130)
  • Pants on Fire64 (%)(64)

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Fact-checking Trump’s AP interview about his first 100 days

President Donald Trump played up his accomplishments in his first 100 days, while simultaneously downplaying the significance of the milepost, in an April 21 interview with the Associated Press. We fact-checked his claims about his accomplishments so far.

Ahead of Donald Trump's Wisconsin visit, his record as president on the meter

Most of the statements Donald Trump has made as president that have been checked by PolitiFact have received ratings toward the bottom of the Truth-O-Meter. 

Who plays more golf: Donald Trump or Barack Obama?

For years, President Donald Trump criticized his predecessor Barack Obama for playing golf while on the job. But since taking office, Trump has been a regular visitor at his own golf clubs in Florida and Virginia.

‘Mother of all bombs’ dropped on ISIS target: What we know so far

The United States dropped "the mother of all bombs" on an Islamic State target in Afghanistan on April 13. Here’s what we know so far.

Trump's Syria airstrikes: constitutional or not?

Whether it was constitutional for President Donald Trump to carry out airstrikes in Syria without congressional approval is not an easy question to answer.