True or False: Fact checking the final presidential debate

KHOU 11 reporter Marcelino Benito fact checks some of the statements made by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during the final presidential debate.

The third and final Presidential Debate definitely did not disappoint. Despite a few insults, the candidates were able to stay on the issues. KHOU 11 News verified some of the issues viewers say they most cared about.

Issue #1 was abortion.

"If you go with what Hillary is saying, you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby. You can say that's OK, but it's not okay with me. You can take the baby and rip the baby in the 9th month, on the final day and that's not acceptable," Trump said during the debate.

"Well that's not what happens in these cases and using that kind of scare rhetoric is just terribly unfortunate," replied Clinton.

Here are the facts: Clinton does support late term abortions, those are abortions after 20 weeks, but with restrictions. Trump's claim that she would support abortion on the final day of pregnancy is false and according to doctors at the University of California, "ripping the baby out" just doesn't happen.

In Texas, Second Amendment concerns ranked high too with viewers.

"I believe if my opponent were to win the race, we will have a 2nd Amendment which is a very small replica of what we have right now," said Trump.

Trump's claim is more accurate than previous statements about the 2nd Amendment.

It is true Clinton does want to expand gun control including background checks, but Clinton's never said she wants to get rid of the 2nd Amendment. And even if she did, no President can repeal any amendment alone.

Finally in Texas, immigration always a huge concern. Trump touted his border wall at the debate, but also explained why he believes his policies will make the country safer.

"She wants 550 percent more people than Barack Obama, and he has thousands and thousands of people," said Trump.

Trump's claim about Syrian refugees is true.

Here are the numbers: President Obama supports 10,000 refugees coming into the country. Clinton wants to allow 65,000 refugees. That is a 550 percent increase.

However, according to the government, refugees would not be allowed into the country without going through intense screening procedures that can take more than year.


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