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Fact: It is false that Democrats want to "do nothing about" human trafficking. They have joined with

Trump made 20 false claims at his North Carolina rally


By Daniel Dale and Tara Subramaniam, CNN

Updated 7:45 PM ET, Thu July 18, 2019

Tapper: The President told a demonstrable lie 02:45

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump gave the second-longest speech of his presidency at his rally in Greenville, North Carolina, on Wednesday night, clocking in at just over 90 minutes.
He made 20 false claims, plus one, on the performance of 401(k)s, that we'll call misleading. Here is a list.


Democrats and human trafficking

"Human trafficking is the worst now throughout the world, because of the internet. It's the worst that's ever been. And the worst treated of all, children, but it's women, women. The Democrats want to do nothing about it," Trump said.

Facts First: It is false that Democrats want to "do nothing about" human trafficking. They have joined with Republicans in multiple Trump-era bills on the issue.

Trump is arguing that Democrats don't want to address trafficking because they oppose many of his immigration proposals, including a border wall. But that is not the same thing.
House Democrats introduced and voted unanimously for the Put Trafficking Victims First Act of 2019 and voted overwhelmingly for the Republican-introduced Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017. Presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand have both introduced legislation on human trafficking.
Later in this same speech, Trump himself said Democrats have voted for recent human trafficking bills he has signed: "I've proudly signed four bipartisan human trafficking laws, securing $400 million to support victims of human trafficking."

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