20 fact checks from the first presidential debate

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NBC News and our friends at PolitiFact fact checked the first presidential debate. Here's what we found.

  • Trump said it's "wrong" that he supported the invasion of Iraq. It's not.
  • Trump said he told Howard Stern "very lightly, I don't know, maybe, who knows?" about the war in Iraq. Trump actually said "I guess so, yeah."
  • Trump said Clinton and her campaign started the "birther" movement. They didn't.
  • Trump said it was "wrong" to say that stop-and-frisk racially profiled individuals. It was.
  • Trump said ending stop-and-frisk made the city more dangerous. It didn't.
  • Trump said murder is up in New York City. It's not.
  • Trump said he "did not say" global warming is a hoax. He did.
  • Clinton denied that she said TPP was the "gold standard" of trade deals. She did.
  • Clinton said "the only two" tax returns Trump's released showed he didn't paid taxes those years. They did show that, but the same records show he did pay federal income taxes in three other years.
  • Trump said "you will learn more" from financial disclosure than from tax returns.You won't.
  • Clinton said Trump rooted for the housing crisis. He did repeatedly say it could benefit him as an investor.
  • Trump said "nobody knows" the DNC hack was perpetrated by Russians. U.S. intelligence say they have a "high confidence" it was.
  • Trump said ISIS controls "a lot of" oil in Libya. They don't.
  • Trump said the U.S. should have taken Libya's oil. That violates the Geneva Convention.
  • Trump said that endorsement was 16,500 Border Patrol; it is 6,700 officers, agents, and ICE employees.
  • Trump said he started his company with a "very small loan in 1975," while Clinton said he got $14 million from his father. She's right: Trump got millions more than he acknowledges.
  • Trump said Clinton has been fighting ISIS for her entire adult life. It's only beenaround for a fifth of her adult life.
  • Trump said Clinton is spending "hundreds of millions" on ads against him. She's spent $96.4 million.
  • Trump said he "didn't say" women don't deserve equal pay unless they do as good a job as men. In October, Trump told a young woman who asked if she'd make equal pay under a Trump presidency, "you're gonna make the same if you do as good a job."
  • Trump said he "never said" pregnancy is an inconvenience to employers. He did.

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People, including U.S. Democrats living in Mexico, watch a television broadcast of the first presidential debate between U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, in a restaurant in Mexico City, Mexico September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
People watch the U.S. presidential debate in a restaurant in the Queens borough of New York City, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
People watch a direct broadcast of the first U.S. presidential debate between Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at a cafe in Beijing, China, September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
A U.S. Democrat living in Mexico watches a television broadcast of the first presidential debate between U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump, in Mexico City, Mexico September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
A customer and waitress can be seen in a cafe in Sydney, Australia, September 27, 2016 as Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are displayed on a screen during the first presidential debate. REUTERS/David Gray
Images of U.S. democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during their first presidential debate are shown on television screens at a store in San Diego, California, U.S. September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Sandy Huffaker
An employee of a foreign exchange trading company looks at a monitor displaying first U.S. presidential debate between U.S. Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, as others showing the Japanese yen's exchange rate against the U.S. dollar in Tokyo, Japan, September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Clinton supporters watch the first US presidential debate between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump, at a debate watch party at The Abbey bar and restaurant in West Hollywood, California, September 26, 2016. / AFP / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Supporters of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton watch the first presidential debates during a Debate Watch Party at Jake's Sports & Spirits in Denver, Colorado on September 26, 2016. / AFP / Jason Connolly (Photo credit should read JASON CONNOLLY/AFP/Getty Images)
Students watch the first Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during a viewing event at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on September 26, 2016. / AFP / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)
Students watch the first Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during a viewing event at Hofstra University's in Hempstead, New York on September 26, 2016. / AFP / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)
Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump recite the Pledge of Allegiance prior to the start of the first presidential debate between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, while gathering at the Colorado Republican Party's Adams County Victory Office in Thornton, Colorado, on September 26, 2016. / AFP / Jason Connolly (Photo credit should read JASON CONNOLLY/AFP/Getty Images)
Members and supporters of the LGBT community watch the first presidential debate during a debate watch party in Chicago, Illinois on September 26, 2016. / AFP / derek henkle (Photo credit should read DEREK HENKLE/AFP/Getty Images)
COLUMBIA, SC - SEPTEMBER 26: Rebecca Beach reacts to comments from Donald Trump during a watch party for the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at the South Carolina Hillary Clinton campaign headquarters September 26, 2016 in Columbia, South Carolina. It was the first debate between the two party nominees. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
Clinton supporters watch the first US presidential debate between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump, at a debate watch party at The Abbey bar and restaurant in West Hollywood, California, September 26, 2016. / AFP / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
A Mexican student watches on his smartphone the first US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on a street in downtown Guadalajara, Mexico on September 26, 2016. / AFP / HECTOR GUERRERO (Photo credit should read HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: Patrons fill the Capitol Lounge two blocks from the U.S. Captiol to watch the first presidential debate between Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton September 26, 2016 in Washington, DC. The historic one-and-a-half hour debate was broadcast on CNN. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 26: Potential voters watch the first presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump at a bar on September 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 90-minute televised debate comes six weeks before the general election. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)
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