Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced off Monday in the first presidential debate, hitting familiar notes on the economy, national security and each other’s records. PolitiFact adds some context to their claims.
Clinton: Trump has called women “pigs,” “dogs” and “slobs”
This is accurate. Trump used those exact words to describe Rosie O’Donnell, New York Times columnist Gail Collins and Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington. He also called a lawyer who had to pump breast milk “disgusting.”
Trump: China has control over North Korea
This is a claim Trump made in a Republican primary and it’s Mostly False. Though China does have significant economic ties to North Korea, Trump is exaggerating the amount of leverage it has. The fact that North Korea conducted a nuclear test over the strenuous objections of China suggests that Beijing lacks anything approaching “total control” over North Korea.