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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

  • True25 (%)(25)
  • Mostly True64 (%)(64)
  • Half True86 (%)(86)
  • Mostly False123 (%)(123)
  • False176 (%)(176)
  • Pants on Fire81 (%)(81)

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Recent stories featuring Donald Trump

Back-to-back Pants on Fire

Two in a row is rare. Here's a look at our other recent POF fact checks.

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s misleading immigration claims in meeting with California officials

President Donald Trump hosted sheriffs and other elected officials from California to talk about immigration policies that he sees as counter to his agenda. Trump made a number of questionable statements that needed a fact-check. Here’s our roundup of his most inaccurate statements from the conversation.

In Context: Donald Trump's comments about immigrants, ‘animals’

President Donald Trump has fueled criticism from lawmakers and immigrant rights advocates after saying that some people coming into the United States are "animals." He made the comments during a roundtable discussion on immigration. Here’s the exchange for full context.

One year into Mueller probe, a review of attacks and key questions

It’s been one year to the day since Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel to investigate  "any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump." So who’s on Mueller’s team? What has he done -- publicly, at least -- during his first year? What limits does Mueller face in investigating the president? And what tools can Trump use to stymie Mueller’s probe?

Can Robert Mueller subpoena Donald Trump? A look at the legal precedents

Is being president enough to stymie a subpoena? There’s some historical precedent, but no exact fit legally.