Fact-checking Trump’s first State of the Union address


Source: CBS News

President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address Tuesday night, arguing his administration is responsible for an economic upswing and heralding a “new American moment” marked by deregulation, tax cuts and new immigration restrictions.

Mr. Trump hoped to project a sense of unity in his address before an audience of lawmakers who remain bitterly divided over issues like immigration, trade and infrastructure. He spoke for about an hour and 20 minutes, touching on subjects ranging from drug abuse and opioid addiction to North Korea and terrorism.

He relied on figures and statistics to bolster his case. How accurate were those figures? Did they stretch the truth, or accurately reflect reality?

We fact-checked Mr. Trump’s speech below over the course of the night. Find all of CBS News’ coverage of Mr. Trump’s first State of the Union here.

  Tax cuts

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