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Trump’s made-up car plants, court revisionism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his GOP allies are playing loose with the facts when it comes to a successor for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Seeking to justify a possible confirmation vote before the Nov. 3 election, Trump asserted over the weekend that many high court nominations were made in an election year and “in all cases, they went forward.” That’s clearly not true.

In fact, just one hour after Justice Antonin Scalia’s unexpected death in February 2016, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell publicly made clear the Senate should not confirm a successor chosen by President Barack Obama because of the coming election. That slot ultimately went unfilled until after President Donald Trump announced a nominee 11 months later.

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday also claimed a “constitutional crisis” if a replacement isn’t confirmed right away, insisting Democratic presidential rival Joe Biden has stated he

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Trump bragged about bringing Michigan ‘so many damn car plants.’ Zero new major plants have opened during his presidency.

President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a campaign rally at MBS International Airport in Freeland, Michigan on September 10, 2020. <p class="copyright">MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images</p>
President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a campaign rally at MBS International Airport in Freeland, Michigan on September 10, 2020.
  • President Donald Trump made claimed at a rally in Michigan Thursday night that he brought “so many damn car plants” to Michigan, Detroit Free Press reported.

  • Only one new major assembly facility has been announced in the state during his presidency, and it isn’t open yet.

  • Trump has frequently boasted the creation of auto plants when speaking to voters in swing states. Only five new car plants have been announced to open in the US since he stepped into office in 2017.

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President Donald Trump made a number of misleading and false claims Thursday night in bragging that he revitalized the auto industry in Michigan, as the Detroit Free Press reported.

Speaking to his supporters

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