"We expect to be cutting a lot out of Dodd-Frank," [President Trump] told a group of bankers and other corporate executives [on Friday, when signing an Executive Order pertaining to Dodd-Frank], "because, frankly, I have so many people, friends of mine that have nice businesses that can't borrow money. They just can't get any money because the banks just won't let them borrow because of the rules and regulations in Dodd-Frank.
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But statistics on bank lending don't back up that claim. Since the law took effect in July 2010, bank lending to businesses and consumers has continued to hit new highs.