Fact check: Second Democratic Party Primary Debates

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The second Democratic Party  primary debate hosted by CNN on July 30 and 31 2019. the full transcript is found: Here for night one and two.


Claims made by Bernie Sanders:

Claim 1:

“87 million uninsured or underinsured, $500,000 — 500,000 Americans every year, going bankrupt because of medical bills” ”

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Claim 2 : 

” The fossil fuel industry continues to receive hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies and tax breaks while they destroy this planet”

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Claim 3 : 

” tens of millions of people lose their health insurance every single year when they change jobs or their employer changes that insurance”


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Claim 4: 

” Back in 1988, coming from a state that had no gun control, I called for the ban of the sale and distribution of assault weapons. I lost that election”


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Claim 5:

” health care industry made $100 billion in profits last year”


Claim 6: 

” You’re looking, I believe, at the only member of Congress who not only voted against these disastrous trade agreements, NAFTA, PNTR with China, which cost us over 4 million jobs, but also helped lead the effort against these agreements”


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