Trump Davos 2020: US president’s speech fact-checked

Claim: “The United States has among the cleanest air and drinking water on Earth.”
Reality Check: Mr Trump has praised his administration’s policies for improving air and water quality in the US before.

However, his critics point to steps that reverse environmental protection and to America’s intended exit from the Paris climate agreement.

Air quality in the US ranks as 10th best in the world, according to the Environmental Performance Index, created by researchers at Yale and Columbia universities.

Drinking water in the US is named as joint top along with countries including the UK, Canada and Finland.

Claim: “The United States is in the midst of an economic boom – the likes of which the world has never seen before.”
Reality Check: The annual rate of growth in gross domestic product (GDP) – the value of goods and services in the economy – has been between 2% and 3% under Mr Trump. But under President Clinton, the annual growth rate was higher – reaching over 4%.

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