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Welcome to our biggest, classiest fact check yet. Donald Trump is never predictable, but like most candidates, the speech he gives at one campaign stop is largely similar to the speech he’ll give at the next one. So, we’ve painstakingly combed through this speech, delivered at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., and annotated it to compare the facts, evidence and data to his political rhetoric on the U.S. debt, Iran, military spending and more.

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Where Trump stands in the polls

Who else went to Ivies?

Six of the 19 candidates still in this race attended Ivy League schools. That’s Ben Carson, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki and of course Donald Trump. A lot of presidents do. In fact, Jimmy Carter, a product of the U.S. Naval Academy, is the only living president who did not attend an Ivy League institution.

Do Americans want repeal?

He has not been nice to Rubio

Rubio’s immigration plan

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Marco Rubio was one of eight senators (hence, the “Gang of Eight”) who presented an immigration reform plan to the Senate in 2013. The legislation’s main priorities included:

- a path to legal citizenship for undocumented immigrants only after legal immigrants receive permanent residence
- expanding employment verification
- fast tracking immigrants with STEM degrees

The Democratic-led Senate passed the bill by a 68-32 vote in summer 2013, but the House has still never taken it up.

Rubio does miss a lot of votes

Many don’t understand Iran deal

Polling, like the August survey from The Wall Street Journal and NBC represented above, shows us the American public is pretty evenly split on the Iran deal. Considering the margin of error, the segments that support and oppose the deal are statistically equal to the segment that says they just don’t know enough about it.

That’s just not in the deal

We’re not giving Iran $150B

It’s disingenuous to say the U.S. is giving Iran $150 billion as part of this deal. That makes it sound like Iran is being paid, when actually it’s merely getting back money that was held up in sanctions. The deal lets loose $150 billion in assets that already belonged to Iran and had been frozen as part of international sanctions.

On top of that, Iran will spend a lot of money restoring its oil and gas industry, which seriously undercuts the newly freed funds. The U.S. Treasury Department estimates that alone will cost Iran $100 billion.

Iran and Russia are in business

In May, the Kremlin confirmed it would move ahead with a deal to sell Iran S-300 air defense missiles. Iran originally agreed to purchase the weapons from Russia in 2007 for an $800 million price tag. That deal was stalled by international sanctions in 2010, and Russia agreed to a ban on all weapons sales with Iran.

But this year, Vladimir Putin reneged on that decree and chose to move forward. The missiles would make any action in Iranian airspace considerably more dangerous.

Trump hates bicycles

He was also very lucky

He’s no longer self-funding

Trump is still bragging about self-funding, but through third quarter filings, he was only funding about 33 percent of his campaign. Of course, that’s still more than most candidates.

Earlier in the race, Trump was funding about 95 percent of his campaign. At this point, Lincoln Chafee was putting up 93 percent of his campaign’s cash, though his spending was only a fraction of Trump’s.

Sold bonds doesn’t mean you owe

Where’s the beef?

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Japan is the No. 1 recipient of U.S. beef exports, above Mexico and Canada. Although exports to Japan did go down during and after the mad cow disease scare, they've since gradually risen.

Buying goods = losing money?

It’s true that China exports much more to the U.S. than the U.S. exports to China. That doesn’t quite mean the U.S. is losing that money - we’re trading it for goods. But trying to level off this trade imbalance is seen as a way to create jobs in the U.S.

That doesn’t match his platform

Are we in serious trouble?

Trump often talks about the U.S. military as if it’s not already the most well-equipped, well-funded military in the world, which couldn’t be further from the truth. The U.S. spends as much on its military as the next six countries combined, and funding now is virtually level with funding at the peak of the Iraq War. The U.S. also has 660 bases around the world and 10 aircraft carriers, compared to the next-closest countries, which have two.