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Politics AP FACT CHECK: Examining claims from 2020 Democratic debate

04:30  20 december  2019
04:30  20 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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How some of their claims compare with the facts:

BERNIE SANDERS: “Today in America, we have the highest rate of childhood poverty of almost any major country on Earth.”

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THE FACTS: The Vermont senator is exaggerating.

There are nearly 200 countries in the world, many with people living in extreme poverty that most Americans would struggle to fathom. Poverty is also a relative measure in which someone who is poor in one nation might look rather prosperous in another.

But the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development updated its child poverty report in 2018. The United States had an above-average level of child poverty, but it was not among the 42 nations listed in the report that had the highest levels. The United States still fared better than Russia, Chile, Spain, India, Turkey, Israel, Costa Rica, Brazil, South Africa and China.

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EDITOR'S NOTE — A look at the veracity of claims by political figures.

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Associated Press writers Josh Boak and Colleen Long contributed to this report.

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