Rep. Elijah Cummings, an influential House Democrat, met with President Trump on Wednesday. He told reporters after the meeting that he requested Trump acknowledge "most African-American folk are doing very, very well."

"And when we hear those words about carnage and we're living depressed situations, I told him that it was very hurtful to people."

.@RepCummings says he told Pres. Trump "it would be good for him to acknowledge that most African-American people are doing very, very well" pic.twitter.com/8SOBf8GXo2— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) March 8, 2017

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Media prepares to fact check debates in real time

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From live blogs to video chyrons and tweets, media companies are introducing new ways to fact check the presidential debates in real time this year.

Between the lines: The debates themselves are likely to leave less room for live fact-checking from moderators than a traditional news interview would.