The folks over at The Blaze have complied a stellar fact-check of last night’s debate in case you chose to spare yourself hours of pain and suffering crammed into 90 minutes.
Overall, it appears that both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were equally dishonest in the debate. Hillary’s most egregious lie? On late term abortion, she referred to Trump’s words as “scare rhetoric.”
Although the vast majority of abortion procedures in the United States take place prior to 24 weeks gestation, there are late-term abortion procedures that can be described by the stark language Trump used, such as the “dilation and evacuation” method, in which the baby’s body is dismembered as it is removed from the womb.
While Clinton acknowledged that Roe v. Wade stipulates there can be regulations on abortion as long as the life and health of the mother are taken into account, she did not specify what restrictions she would support — if any.
Trump’s worst lie of the night, however, was on the State Department and its supposedly missing $6 billion.
According to the Washington Post, paperwork went missing at the State Department — not the money itself.
In 2014, the State Department issued an alert about “contracts with a total value of more than $6 billion in which contract files were incomplete or could not be located at all.”
Additionally, many of the contracts in question predated Clinton’s tenure at the State Department.
While both got a True, Mostly True, False, and Mostly False rating by The Blaze on various claims, Hillary also received a “Misleading” on her comments regarding the Supreme Court and the Second Amendment, whereas Trump merely received an “Ambiguous” on a NAFTA claim. On the facts alone, the two were about equal, but Hillary slightly worse.
There’s a lot more at The Blaze. Enough to make you exasperated with the idea of these “debates” altogether.
Of course, it all means nothing because the race is already over.