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Fact-checking presidential debate 'exhausting' says Toronto Star's Daniel Dale

Toronto Star's Washington correspondent says Donald Trump said 34 false things last night, while Hillary Clinton made four untrue statements. As It Happens host Carol Off speaks with journalist Daniel Dale.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at the first presidential debate (left). Daniel Dale (right) is covering the 2016 U.S. election in Washington for the Toronto Star newspaper. (CBC)

More than 80 million people tuned in to watch Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in the first presidential debate of the season, making it the most-watched debate in American history. 

Both candidates played with the truth throughout the debate, and journalists were there to hold them accountable. 

According to Daniel Dale,the Toronto Star's Washington correspondent, Trump made 34 false claims during the debate. Clinton made four.

Dale is one of the many journalists following the candidates throughout the presidential campaign. Hear more of what he had to say about the Monday's debate to As It Happens host Carol Off. 

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