FactChecking Trump’s Rally in Ohio

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President Donald Trump’s latest campaign-style rally was in Youngstown, Ohio, where the president made some false and misleading claims about military spending, immigrants and job creation:

Trump claimed to have “achieved a historic increase in defense spending.” But larger annual increases occurred under Presidents George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter, and total defense spending was higher under President Barack Obama in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Trump boasted that “more than 1 million jobs” have been added “since my election.” But that takes credit for jobs created under Obama. The growth rate under Trump is actually lower than it was for the same time period in 2016. Trump said that the U.S. doesn’t want “people that come into our