Latest Half-True Fact-checks on James Lankford James Lankford stated on October 22, 2017 in an interview on "Face the Nation": "For the last 10 years, our economy has grown at less than 2 percent on average every single year for 10 years. We have not had a decade like that in a century in America." James Lankford stated on September 25, 2017 in a press conference: "The First Amendment’s the First Amendment. It goes start to finish. We can’t say to one football coach you’re fired if you kneel in silent prayer at the end of the game, but to a player, if you kneel in protest to a game, you’re celebrated."