In Congress Speech, Trump’s Facts on Jobs, Defence Didn’t Add Up

“Retaining troops with the diagnosis of ‘gender dysphoria presents considerable risk to military effectiveness’”.

NBC News did a fact check of some of the statements and claims made by US President Donald Trump in his first address to the Congress.

He said that unemployment was up and that 94 million people were jobless. However, it was found that only 7 million people are actively looking for jobs of 4.8 per cent of the American population.

Trump also said that the Dakota Access pipeline would create several new jobs. But, most of the work for the pipeline is done and only 16,000 temporary jobs will be created and 35 permanent jobs.

It’s not the first time the president’s facts have been found to be dubious.

(With inputs from NBC News)