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Fact checking Hillary Clinton's nomination acceptance speech

Posted at 7:15 AM, Jul 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-29 07:29:30-04

We're teaming up with Politifact to hold political figures accountable for what they say at the DNC. This morning, we're fact-checking Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech.

First up: her claim about job creation under President Obama and VP Biden.  "Our economy is so much stronger than when they took office, nearly 15 million new private sector jobs."

Politifact says the economy added nearly 15 million jobs since the low point of the great recession, but job losses were still happening during the president's first year in office.

The actual number of jobs created since Obama's inauguration is 10.6 million. Clinton's statement is partially accurate, but takes things out of context.

Politifact is rating the claim "Half true."

And Politifact is also checking Hillary Clinton's claims on where Donald Trump manufactures his own product lines.

"Please explain what part of 'America first' leads him to make Trump ties in China, not Colorado; Trump suits in Mexico, not Michigan; Trump furniture in Turkey, not Ohio; Trump picture frames in India, not Wisconsin?  Donald Trump says he wants to make America great again. Well he could start by actually making things in America again."

Politifact did find Trump ties from China, Trump suits from Mexico, and Trump furniture made in Turkey. But Politifact also came across some Trump suits made in the U.S., and other Trump products made here that Clinton did not name, including his red "Make America Great Again" baseball caps.

Politifact is rating Clinton's claim as "Mostly true."