RNC key speakers undergo "Truth-O-Meter" fact checking

Politifact evaluates truthfullness
Posted at 10:16 PM, Jul 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-21 22:40:06-04

Key speakers at the Republican National Convention this week undergo fact checking by NewsChannel5 and Politifact.

We begin with Monday's speech by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani who claimed "Hillary Clinton is for open borders".

Politifact found Clinton does want to make it easier for immigrants to remain in the country, but she also call for strong protections at the border.

Giuliani's claim is rated False.

On Tuesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Clinton claimed "she sent all work related emails were sent to the state department and the FBI Director said that's not true".

Politifact found a Clinton campaign fact sheet does state all work related emails were sent to the state department--but the FBI came to a different conclusion.

Christie's claim is rated as True.

Wednesday night, Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence claimed that "in my home state of Indiana we prove everyday that you can build a growing economy based on balanced budgets, low taxes, even while making record investments in education and roads and health care".

But did Pence really make record investments in education?

Politifact found that in raw dollars--yes, but adjusted for inflation, larger investments were make in 2010 and 2011 before Pence became governor.

On balance, Pence's claim was rated Half-True.

Finally, on Thursday night, GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump said " 43 million Americans are on food stamps".

Politifact evaluated Trump's claim and rated it as True.