WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s election fiction on GOP wins, economy

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s election fiction on GOP wins, economy

WASHINGTON — Fresh off the GOP’s loss of the House, President Donald Trump is fudging the success of a “booming” economy and overstating the impact of his campaigning on the midterm elections.

He suggested that every Republican congressional candidate for whom he paid a visit to their state to rally voters prevailed on Election Day. That’s not true. Several of his favorites in closely contested Senate and House races lost Tuesday, in some cases after Trump held multiple rallies on their behalf.

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