ap fact check: trump on steel mills, clean air, nato - air cleaner
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President Donald Trump has seen steel mills appear where they don't have them, and the air is cleaner than his administration is tracking in records.
Over the past week, he commented that people need a photo id to shop in stores, suggesting any common misconceptions about the market by cash or credit card shoppers.
Sample of comments by Trump and his officials on air quality in the United States, covering NATO, Russian surveys, environmental issues, etc: clean air TrumpS.
: "This is the best time ever. " —
Penn rally Thursday
Fact: It's not true from the key indicators of air quality.
The Environmental Protection Agency's air quality index shows that since 2014, the air quality index has shown a worsening trend, which is the best year in terms of the number of days of air pollution.
In terms of the index, 35 cities reported 599 days of unhealthy air in 2014.
That's up to 729 days of 2017, the worst year since 2012 (1,297 days).
The index measures ozone and soot.
_ JOBSTRUMP :". S.
The steel company is opening seven factories. " —
Speech at the Penn rally on Thursday
Tuesday: "Due to our tariffs, our steelworkers are back to work and the US steelworks are back to business. . . U. S.
Steel companies have just announced that they will build six new steel mills. " —Florida rally.
Fact: No, America. S.
Steel companies have yet to announce six or seven new steel mills.
A spokeswoman for Pittsburgh
The company, based in Megan Cox, declined to comment on Trump's statement and only made it clear that if any "operational changes" occur, such as the opening of the new plant, will be "publicly announced" and "available on our website ".
Car safety Environmental Protection Agency, citing the potential benefits of freezing Obama
Era mileage standard: "increased affordability of vehicles, resulting in increased driving of newer, safer, more efficient and cleaner vehicles. . . .
During the lifetime of all vehicles manufactured by the model in 2029, the number of accident deaths decreased by more than 12,000.
Save up to 1,000 lives each year. " —
Information Sheet released on Thursday.
Fact: The claimed security interests are unverifiable and may be exaggerated.
While better engineering and safety features, such as more airbags, automatic emergency braking, and blind spot detection, are safer than new vehicles, auto safety experts say, the difference between the cars made 10 years ago and now is not great, and the number of lives saved cannot be truly calculated. Decade-
The old car is reversed.
Two major safety advances are: Lock Brake and electronic stability control to prevent the driver from losing control.
_ EPA Assistant Administrator Bill Wehrum: "We will leave the standard in a place where there will be no undue cost to the manufacturer. " —
Press conference on Thursday
Fact: insulated AmericaS.
Manufacturers are not easy to do. Even if the U. S.
The EU, China, Japan and other countries will continue to increase their mileage requirements, which is already more stringent.
Because most automakers sell cars worldwide, they have to develop new technologies, such as electric vehicles, in any case to meet other markets. The U. S.
May not get new technology as fast as other places.
Voter IDTRUMP: "We think only American citizens should vote in the US election, which is why it's time for voter ID to be the same as everything else.
If you go out and want to buy groceries, you need a photo on the card and you need an ID card.
You go out, you want to buy anything, you need an ID card, you need your photo. " —
Remarks on Tuesday
Fact: As shoppers know, photos are not required to purchase goods in cash at retail stores or to make daily purchases with credit or debit cards.
In the purchase of limited items such as alcohol, cigarettes or cold medicines, and in the case of a rapid decline in the customer's choice to pay by personal check, identification is required.
According to the latest data from the National Association of grocers, the use of cheques as a percentage of total transaction volume decreased from 33% in 2000 to 6% in 2015, in part due to the popularity of debit cards, which use PIN codes.
Members of the group are independent food retailers
Both large and small companies own or privately hold.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: "He said not every time he went in;
He said when you went to the grocery store" —
Press conference on Wednesday
Fact: In fact, Trump does mistakenly claim that whenever "you want to buy anything", a photo id is needed not only in limited cases.
When asked about Trump's last grocery purchase, Sanders replied, "I'm not sure.
I don't know why this is important.
I went to NATO . "
NATO basically goes out of business because people don't pay for it and will go out of business.
NATO Secretary General yens Stoltenberg: "He said we can't collect money until President Trump appears.
He said we received $44 billion last year.
Money is also pouring in this year. . . .
So the bottom line is that NATO countries are paying more now. " —
Italian Prime Minister Conte held a press conference on Monday.
The fact is: the state does not pay to join NATO, and does not owe anything to the organization other than donations to the main administrative fund that Trump has not talked about.
Members have no debt to NATO.
Money is "not pouring in" now ".
As he asserted, the collection did not increase.
What Trump is really upset about is how much NATO countries spend on their own military budgets.
The Trump administration is not the first to push NATO countries to spend more money on their own armed forces to reduce dependence on the United States. S.
In fact, in 2014, during the Obama administration, NATO members agreed to spend 2% of their gross domestic product on defense by 2024. The somewhat-
In response to Russia's actions in Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea, vague commitments were made.
No one expected the immediate transfer of all allies to 2%;
Growth will be gradual.
VETERANSTRUMP: "We have passed the biggest veterans reform in half a century, the choice of veterans.
If our veterans do not have access to the care they need from the VA, they will have the right to see a private doctor. " —
Speaking Tuesday in Tampa
Fact: Trump advises veterans to get immediate care in the private sector
Industry veterans with no restrictions are misleading in choosing plans.
Before veterans are entitled to a visit, they must first meet certain criteria, such as whether they are facing an "excessive burden" when they receive care at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center ".
According to the current selection guidelines, veterans must also wait at least 30 days for an appointment at the VA before they are eligible for the care of a private physician.
Trump: "I once said before I was really in good health --
I am well versed in the state of veterans in healthcare and used to say, 'Why don't they let people see a doctor? '?
They are in line for 7 days, 9 days, 14 days, 21 days. . .
I said, 'Why don't they let them go to a local private doctor and pay for it and take care of it? '
It turns out it's something veterans like.
It passed. It's passed. " —
Remarks on Tuesday
Fact: It's not clear from the wait time whether veterans like the current selection plan.
Although the opt-in plan guarantees an appointment within 30 days, a recent report from the Government Accountability Office found that veterans actually wait an average of 51 to 64 days for care.
It will take at least one year for the newly expanded options to be implemented.
Trump: "Collusion is not a crime, but it doesn't matter because there is no collusion (
Besides the cunning Hillary and Democrats)! " —tweet Tuesday.
Rudy Giuliani, Trump's lawyer: "I 've been sitting here looking at federal regulations and trying to see collusion as a crime. . . .
Collusion is not a crime. " —
Remarks by Fox News on Monday
Fact: It is correct to say that electoral collusion is not an exact legal term. The U. S.
The code mainly uses the term "collusion" in the anti-monopoly law to deal with crimes such as price manipulation.
Because it involves Russia and the United States. S.
Election, the word can be regarded as a large number of shorthand for violating specific laws in books.
For example, if Trump's presidential campaign is found to be working with Moscow, including conspiring to deceive the United States, there may be legal violations.
There are also laws that prohibit election fraud, computer hacking, wire fraud and falsification of records, if applicable.
So far, special adviser Robert Miller has accused Russians of hacking into Democratic computers, stealing emails and trying to stimulate the U. S.
Social media tensions before the 2016 election.
Mueller may decide, for example, that if he finds evidence that an American was involved in a democratic hacking attack, he could commit a crime, either by soliciting or paying someone.
Moreover, a conspiracy to deceive the United States can be used to refer to the use of "deception, craft or deception" by any two persons to interfere with government functions, such as elections.
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The Associated Press writers in Detroit, Tom Kristell, and Chloe King, Anne Flaherty, Alan nickemeyer and Seth Borenstein from Washington, contributed to the report.