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From the Department of Defense: "At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani..." Yes, the president ordered the killing of Soleimani.


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Yes, the claim is currently true, but may or may not have been true at the time of the claim. [I am going to use the timestamps shown to me by Twitter; these may be regional and differ for you.] Twitter's advanced search currently shows only five distinct tweets with above 90,000 likes with Farsi as the language: March 15th, 167.8K likes for video of a ...


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Yes by some measure; no by others Operations Wikipedia maintains a list of U.S. military operations. Obviously not all "operations" are of equal size, but initiating fewer military actions is a reasonable interpretation of "using military force less." Counted by the date of their initiation: Jimmy Carter (1977-1980): 2 operations over 4 years Ronald ...


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Perhaps by some measures, e.g. the number of troops deployed in official conflict zones, but surely not by all measures, e.g. During Mr Obama's eight years in office, 1,878 drone strikes were carried out, according to researchers. Since Mr Trump was elected in 2016, there have been 2,243 drone strikes. Actually, I'm not sure how to quantify Bill Clinton'...


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It may have been true at the time of the claim, but it is no longer true. Two hours after Donald Trump's tweet, actor Mark Hamill responded with another tweet in Farsi which translates to Please ignore the fact that I created a travel ban for you and threatened to bomb your cultural sites At the time of posting this, Hamill's tweet has 278K likes - more ...


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Yes Tax Policy Center reports generally: About 65 percent of households paid less in individual income taxes in 2018 as a result of the TCJA. About 6 percent paid more. The rest paid about the same. Results by income level are in Table 2 of the full report: Bottom quintile (< $25k): 27% reduced; 1% increased Second quintile ($25-47k): 65% reduced; 6%...


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Possibily The nature of this claim is very temporal; so I've limited it to polls in near proximity to Oct 7. CBS News, published Sep 29 Monmouth, published Oct 1 IBD/TIPP, published Oct 4 USA Today/Ipsos, published Oct 8 Wall Street Journal/NBC, published Oct 8 Pew Research Center, published Oct 27 Note that there are multiple levels of opinion about ...


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Yes, it probably happened in 2014. It was already noticed in 2015. Twitter user, DENNISGRIMBLE, tweeted in December 2015: Thanks @CBC for cutting @realDonaldTrump out of Home Alone 2.


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