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Trump Claimed U.S. Had No Terrorist Attacks During His Presidency—And Got Instantly Fact-Checked

After Donald Trump falsely claimed there were no 'attacks in the United States' during his presidency, he got swiftly fact-checked.

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During a Monday campaign stop in Derry, New Hampshire, former Republican President and 2024 GOP candidate Donald Trump kept fact-checkers busy.

Trump as usual made numerous false claims or told straight up lies during a rambling speech.

One tidbit of misinformation spewed was the 2024 presidential candidate's claim no terrorist attacks occurred between January 20, 2017-January 20, 2021—Trump's tenure in the Oval Office.

Trump told his cheering MAGA minions:

"If you notice, all of the problems, all of the big problems, they all stopped [during Trump's presidency]."
"And I never talked about it during my four years, but look what happened: we didn’t have any [terrorist] attacks in the United States for four years."

After boasting about what he'd do day one if elected, Trump repeated:

"But we didn’t have an attack for four years."

You can hear him make the claim here:

Others also called out Trump for the lie.

And many also brought receipts.

CNN fact checker Daniel Dale dissected Trump’s New Hampshire campaign speech for half-truths, misinformation, false claims and lies.

On the Republican candidate's terrorism claim, Dale stated:

"Facts First: Trump’s claim that 'we didn’t have an attack for four years" isn’t true. The claim is inaccurate even if he was referring specifically to attacks by Islamic extremists."

Excluding the act of domestic terrorism on January 6, 2021 for which some organizers have been found guilty of seditious conspiracy, Dale cited five separate incidents in the United States between 2017 and 2019 that Trump’s own Justice Department appointees labeled as terrorist attacks.