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In a pair of tweets casting doubt on the official estimate of nearly 3,000 deaths, the president clung to an outdated estimate, wrongly suggested that... [Read More]
It has happened at least 185 times in the past century. [Read More]
President Trump has accused Democrats of trying to "raid," "rob" or "hurt" Medicare and Social Security, while suggesting he has made both programs "stronger." Neither... [Read More]
President Trump asserted that Puerto Rico's power utility was "dead" and that electricity was "gone" even before Hurricane Maria hit the island in September 2017.... [Read More]
"I cannot imagine any metric in which an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico can be the largest," a trade expert said. [Read More]
On Fox on Thursday, the president claimed that Michael D. Cohen pleaded guilty to counts that "aren't a crime" and misleadingly compared the violations to... [Read More]
President Trump claimed that coal was "indestructible," that West Virginia had one of the strongest state economies and that the U.S. was the "cleanest country... [Read More]
The federal investigation into whether Russia actively sought to help Donald Trump win the White House in 2016 has been hanging over his head since... [Read More]
We assessed President Trump's claims about Russia's interference in the 2016 election and the ensuing federal investigation of his campaign. [Read More]
We assessed President Trump's claims about Russia's interference in the 2016 election and the ensuing federal investigation of his campaign. [Read More]
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said the economy added only 195,000 jobs for African-Americans under President Barack Obama. In fact, it added... [Read More]
While signing the annual funding bill, President Trump inaccurately claimed that the amount was "historic" and the military had "never" previously received funding. [Read More]
What is "chain migration" and how did the phrase become a contentious part of the immigration debate? [Read More]
President Trump said his campaign rallies drew larger crowds than concerts for Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Bruce Springsteen. It was one of 15 inaccurate claims he... [Read More]
At news conference on Monday with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of Italy, President Trump exaggerated the number of relatives immigrants can sponsor to reside in... [Read More]
Tying recent growth to his policy moves, the president offered broad pronouncements and a litany of statistics. Some were well founded, others less so. [Read More]
The president, in a speech in Illinois, escalated his misguided notion that a trade deficit means "lost" wealth into a claim an expert says "defies... [Read More]
Tags: Illinois - lost - Trade
Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, played up the administration's numerous sanctions against Russia during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. But they were issued... [Read More]
President Trump gave a garbled account of reforms made to veterans' health care, confusing recently enacted legislation with a program passed in 2014 and exaggerating... [Read More]
The president and his press secretary repeated the false claim that the findings of a former British spy prompted the inquiry. A congressional report found... [Read More]
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