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NOT REAL NEWS: Trump defaulted on Puerto Rico golf course payments

By on September 29, 2017

A roundup of popular, but completely untrue, headlines. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:

NOT REAL: Trump defaulted on payments for his Puerto Rico golf course, leaving the territory with a $33 million tax debt

THE FACTS: The Trump International Golf Club in Puerto Rico had the president’s name on it, but he never owned the facility, despite the claims of several outlets. The Coco Beach Golf & Country Club was rebranded with President Donald Trump’s name when the club licensed it in 2008. It defaulted on a municipal bond payment in 2015 and filed for bankruptcy the same year under its original name. A Trump company is listed as one of the club’s creditors in the filing.

 

 

(Screen capture of www.cocopuertorico.com)

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NOT REAL: Trump orders Puerto Rico travel ban for Congress after criticism of his hurricane response

THE FACTS: Trump did not issue a travel ban on members of Congress after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, despite several viral headlines stemming from a Washington Post report that lawmakers were denied use of military aircraft to get there. U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez told reporters Thursday he tried to arrange a trip with fellow lawmakers aboard a plane provided by the Pentagon, but it was canceled. Several lawmakers, including Menendez, have visited the island or are planning to via commercial flights.

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