In a speech in Wisconsin on Tuesday, President Donald Trump said, “We’ve lost 70,000 factories since China joined the World Trade Organization.”Our rating
Trump said: “We’ve lost 70,000 factories since China joined the World Trade Organization.”
The latest U.S. Census figures, for 2014, produced two counts: 73,000, which supports Trump’s claim, and 61,000. And at least some of the losses can be attributed to increased trade with China.
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