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'Good Evening,' Says President Trump, Drawing Immediate Flurry Of Fact Checks

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—As President Trump began addressing the nation Tuesday evening, he said, "Good evening" to the camera, drawing an immediate flurry of fact checks from publications all across the country.

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