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PolitiFact: Trump claim about homeownership among black people is false

  • President Donald Trump points to the crowd after a rally in Pensacola, Fla., on Dec. 8. AP



PolitiFact staff
Friday, December 15, 2017

During a rally in Pensacola, Fla., on Dec. 8, Donald Trump said, “Black homeownership just hit the highest level it has ever been in the history of our country.”

Our ruling

Trump said, “Black homeownership just hit the highest level it has ever been in the history of our country.” In reality, the black homeownership rate peaked in 2004 and has fallen almost every year since, due in large part to the Great Recession and its aftermath.

We rate the statement False.

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