Alan Yuhas fact-checks Trump and Clintons statements at the second presidential debate at Washington University in St Louis

Donald Trumps claims


The US is dedicating back $150 bn to a terrorist state

The US is not giving any of its own fund to Iran as part of an international nuclear arms deal meant to prevent the construction of weapons. The deal gradually unfreezes assets that belong to Iran but were frozen under sanctions related to the nations nuclear programme. Sanctions related to human rights, terrorism and other issues remain in place and still lock Iran out of billions.

Trumps guess of how much Iran will benefit by unfrozen assets is far higher than most experts estimates, though not inconceivable. Treasury secretary Jack Lew has put the number at $56 bn; Iranian officials have said between $32 bn and $100 bn. Independent economists have calculated that Iran will free up anything between $30 bn to $100 bn. Complicating the calculations are Irans indebtedness: it will have to pay off tens of billions to countries such as China.

Just today, policemen were shot, two killed, and this is happening on a weekly basis

Two police officers were shot dead on Saturday in Palm Springs .

Trumps claim is only one slice of a much larger tale that are not in favour of his argument. His campaign cited data from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund( NLEOMF ), which does show a 56% increase in officers killed by firearms between 1 January and 16 July 2016( 28) compared with the same span in 2015( 18 ). But according to the non-profit group, officer deaths overall, including from road accidents and job-related sickness, are roughly on par with figures from this phase in 2015: 60 deaths this year to 61 the year before.

The non-profits data also shows that police fatalities overall have declined in the last 15 years: in the last seven years of Barack Obamas presidency theaverage number of police demises was 135,, a 17% deterioration on the final seven years of George W Bushs administration, when there were an average of 162 a year. Gun demises have declined, though only slightly, between the administrations. Police fatalities have in general declined in the last 40 years: from 1991 to 2000, an average of 162 officers were killed each year; from 1981 to 1990, an average of 186; from 1971 to 1980, an average of 230.

The deadliest epoch for police in the US was prohibition. In the years between its enactment and repeal, from 1920 to 1933, an average of 250 officers were killed each year. Gun-related deaths were highest in 1973, in agreement with the NLEOMF figures, when 156 officers were killed.

The FBI also reports police demises with info submitted to the committee from various enforcement agencies, though its most recent figures date from 2014. According to such data, that year 96 law enforcement officers were killed, 51 by felonious acts and 45 in collisions, and 48,315 officers were assaulted while on duty. Forty-six of the officers were killed by firearms; 28 died in car accidents. Almost 80% of assaults were by people using their hands and feet. The last four years of Bushs presidency and the first four of Obamas recorded about the same number of gun-related police deaths, according to this data, with about 46 a year.

I did not say that its locker room talk

Trump told us that he would grab[ women] by the pussy, and was recorded saying so in 2005 in a video published by the Washington Post on Friday.

Pressed by moderator Anderson Cooper, he did was acknowledged by having made the comment, though he then said he had never actually acted in the way. He was accused of attempted rape in the 1990 s, though never convicted.