Trump Bungles Climate Change in UK

Trump Bungles Climate Change in UK

During a trip to the United Kingdom, President Donald Trump once again expressed skepticism about climate change, making several false or misleading statements in a television interview on “Good Morning Britain” with host Piers Morgan. Trump said the United States has “among the cleanest climates,” adding that he wants clean water and air. But what’s relevant to climate are greenhouse gas emissions, and the U.S. is the second-biggest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world….

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Video of ‘We Love Trump’ Chant is From 2018

Video of ‘We Love Trump’ Chant is From 2018

Quick Take A video clip of a July 2018 rally in support of President Donald Trump has gone viral with the false claim that it is from his June 2019 trip to London. The posts wrongly accuse the media of ignoring the year-old rally to make the president look bad.   Full Story The day after President Donald Trump left London following his three-day visit in the summer of 2018, there was a pro-Trump rally in…

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Video: Democrat Claims About Guns

Video: Democrat Claims About Guns

Remarks made by a former president and two 2020 Democratic presidential candidates about gun regulations are the focus of this week’s fact-checking video by CNN’s Jake Tapper. First, Tapper examines Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s misleading claim that President Donald Trump failed to keep his promise to ban bump stocks, which are devices that enhance the firing capability of semi-automatic rifles. “Remember after the shooting in Las Vegas, he [Trump] said, yeah, yeah we’re gonna ban the…

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Photo Shoehorns Misinformation Into Tariff Debate

Photo Shoehorns Misinformation Into Tariff Debate

Quick Take A manipulated photo circulating online falsely claims to show boxes of shoes for Ivanka Trump’s fashion line getting a special exemption from tariffs. Full Story Ivanka Trump announced in late July 2018 that she would shut down her namesake fashion brand, and its licensing agreement with a major manufacturer expired later that year. But a photo claiming to show a box of Ivanka Trump brand shoes getting an exemption from tariffs enacted by…

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Obama Misrepresents U.S. Gun Laws

Obama Misrepresents U.S. Gun Laws

In remarks at a technology conference in Brazil, former President Barack Obama misrepresented U.S. gun laws, claiming that “anybody can buy any weapon … without much, if any, regulation,” including “machine guns.” Machine guns have been tightly regulated since 1934 and banned since 1986, except for the sale or transfer of such a weapon that “was lawfully registered and possessed before May 19, 1986,” according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. And even…

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Meme Puts Words in Eric Trump’s Mouth

Meme Puts Words in Eric Trump’s Mouth

Quick Take A resurfaced meme claims, falsely, that Eric Trump said on Fox News that the “President should be able to choose Governors, Senators, and Congressmen.” The quotation appears to have originated on a Facebook page that calls its content “parody.” Full Story  A popular meme that has swirled on social media for months wrongly attributes a statement about presidential power to Eric Trump, one of President Donald Trump’s sons. “The President should be able…

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Anti-Trump Protests in London Not ‘Fake News’

Anti-Trump Protests in London Not ‘Fake News’

President Donald Trump claimed not to have seen the large groups of anti-Trump protesters during his trip to the United Kingdom this week, and then falsely labeled media reports of those protests “fake news.” In reality, images and video support reporting by major news organizations that “thousands” of people attended demonstrations against Trump, who first arrived in London on June 3 for a three-day state visit filled with a series of ceremonies and meetings with…

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Gillibrand Misleads on Trump’s Bump Stock Ban

Gillibrand Misleads on Trump’s Bump Stock Ban

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand claimed President Donald Trump failed to keep his promise after a mass shooting in Las Vegas to ban bump stocks. Trump may not have moved as quickly as Gillibrand would have liked, but Trump did enact a bump stock ban, which went into effect in March. At a town hall event hosted by Fox News on June 2, the Democratic presidential candidate from New York was asked what she would do as president to…

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Manipulated Pelosi Video, Take 2

Manipulated Pelosi Video, Take 2

Quick Take Another manipulated video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is circulating on Facebook. She did not slur her words during a speaking engagement at the Commonwealth Club of California. Full Story A week after a manipulated video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi swept the internet, a similar doctored video has been posted online. This time, it’s a clip taken from video of Pelosi’s appearance at the Commonwealth Club in California on May 29, where…

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Fictional Feinstein Remark Gains Traction Again

Fictional Feinstein Remark Gains Traction Again

Quick Take A fabricated quotation about guns attributed to California Sen. Dianne Feinstein has circulated online for years and is again being shared by thousands on Facebook. Full Story  Thousands of Facebook users have helped to once again disseminate a long-circulating comment about gun control falsely attributed to Sen. Dianne Feinstein. “When the gunman realizes that nobody else is armed, he will lay down his weapons and turn himself in….that’s just human nature,” the quotation…

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