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Fact-checking Trump's speech in Florida

Trump speaks to supporters in Penascola.
Trump speaks to supporters in Penascola. Photo: Jonathan Bachman / AP

An AP Fact Check finds a few inaccuracies in President Trump's 85-minute rally remarks in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday night:

  • Trump said "black homeownership just hit the highest level it has ever been in the history of our country." Not true or even close. The U.S. Census finds that the black homeownership rate peaked during 2004, when 49.7% of black households owned homes (the rate for all races that year reached 69.2%, also a modern record). This year: 42.7% in the first quarter, 42.3% in the second and 42% in the third. Quarterly rates this year for the total U.S. population: 63.6%, 63.7% and 63.9%.