Trump said the coronavirus is “disappearing,” a little more than a week after he announced that he had tested positive for the virus.
Facts First: The President has a long track record of falsely downplaying the threat of the virus in public. Recent data suggests the coronavirus is far from disappearing in the US and that the pandemic is actually intensifying instead.
Biden on fracking
“They have gone through a period of years, no fracking, no fracking, no fracking,” Trump said. “All of a sudden, gets the nomination, he says there’s going to be fracking.”
Biden and protesters
Trump has repeatedly claimed Biden referred to looters and rioters as peaceful protesters. He did so again on Saturday while talking about so-called “left-wing fanatics” who have looted and vandalized churches and buildings.
Trump and Black Americans
“The fact is I’ve done more for the Black community than any President since Abraham Lincoln,” Trump said. “Nobody can dispute it. It’s true.”
Facts First: While we give Trump lots of latitude to express opinions, this is highly disputable, even if he is comparing himself only to previous presidents and excluding other Black heroes.
President Lyndon B. Johnson, for example, signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act, monumental bills whose impact dwarfed the impact of any legislation Trump has signed.
CNN”s Daniel Dale and Holmes Lybrand contributed to this report.