Saturday, July 4, 2020
FactCheck.org, Trump’s Unsupported Claim About Opportunity Zone Investments:
At his rally in Tulsa on June 20, President Donald Trump asserted without evidence that $100 billion had been invested in opportunity zones under a federal program that provides tax incentives to encourage development in low-income neighborhoods.
That number is far higher than other estimates of the total, and Trump, his administration and his campaign have furnished no evidence to back up the claim. ...
[I]t’s way too early to determine the success of the program, and the pandemic has put things on hold. But one thing is clear: Trump has produced no evidence that $100 billion has been invested in opportunity zones and no support for his claim that it has created “countless jobs.”