Facts Check

Fact or Fiction?

We have tried to find a resource to assist us in identifying and weeding out some of the “myth from truth”.

(note: please read with the understanding that information may not be deemed 100% accurate and is collected from 3rd party sources)

Trump’s Remarks on Putin and the Russia Investigation

Asked whether he believed U.S. intelligence agencies or Russian President Vladimir Putin on whether Russia meddled in the 2016 election, President Donald Trump declined to directly respond. Instead, he raised questions about the Russia investigation, including referring to a conspiracy theory that was shot down by his own Justice Department ...
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Trump Inflates GDP Growth

In an interview with The Sun in England, President Donald Trump claimed “the GDP since I’ve taken over has doubled and tripled.” It hasn’t. Not even close. Trump’s false claim was made to support his argument that the U.S. shoulders an increasing amount of the burden for NATO because the ...
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Home Explosion Spawns Clinton Conspiracy Theory

Q: Were the victims of a New Jersey home explosion tied to an investigation into the Clinton Foundation? A: No. A viral conspiracy theory is spreading that claim without any evidence. Investigators told us they “found no evidence of foul play” and that the deaths were ruled “accidental.” FULL ANSWER A tragic ...
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Sen. Harris Didn’t ‘Lie’ About Integration

Q: Was Sen. Kamala Harris “lying” when she tweeted about integration in the Berkeley public schools? A: No. The school district fully integrated in 1968, and Harris began attending school in 1969. FULL ANSWER Politicians on the left have criticized President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a judge on ...
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Trump’s False Claims at NATO

At the NATO summit in Brussels, President Donald Trump made several false statements about the defense spending of the member countries. The president falsely said “prior to last year” the amount other NATO countries spent on defense “was going down and down very substantially.” In fact, NATO Europe and Canada ...
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Trump’s Defense Spending Exaggerations

President Donald Trump exaggerated the size of the defense budget in a couple of ways in recent speeches and remarks: In West Virginia, Trump said that “we have secured … a record $700 billion for our military” this fiscal year and $716 billion — the “most amount ever” — for ...
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Facebook Didn’t Hire George Soros

Q: Did Facebook hire George Soros “to remove ‘unwanted’ Conservative content from the platform to better regulate elections”? A: No. A false story mischaracterizes Soros’ ties to the Atlantic Council, which has partnered with Facebook on an elections integrity project. FULL ANSWER Facebook announced in May that it will work ...
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Trumped Up Headlines Distort Old Story

Q: Did The New York Times say in 1984 that Donald Trump would be “our best president”? A: No. That year The New York Times published a magazine story featuring Trump’s early success as a businessman, not his political potential. FULL ANSWER In 1984, when President Donald Trump was just ...
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Trump’s Numbers (Second Quarterly Update)

Summary In the time Donald Trump has been in the White House: The economy added 3.2 million jobs, unemployment fell to the lowest level in 18 years, and the number of job openings grew larger than the number of job-seekers for the first time on record. Economic growth picked up, ...
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Kavanaugh and the Preexisting Conditions Debate

An ad from a Democratic group warned that the president’s Supreme Court nominee could eliminate preexisting condition protections under the Affordable Care Act, a move that “would take us back to a time when insurance companies could deny you coverage.” But that depends on who “you” are. Prior to the ...
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Trump Still Distorting NATO Spending

President Donald Trump continues to wrongly claim that the United States is paying as much as 90 percent of the cost of operating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. In reality, the U.S. share of the commonly funded NATO budget is currently just over 22 percent, according to the most recent ...
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Trump Wrong About Wisconsin Election Results

President Donald Trump got his election history wrong when he said that Ronald Reagan lost Wisconsin, and that before his 2016 win, no GOP presidential candidate had won the state since Dwight Eisenhower in 1952. Trump is forgetting that President Eisenhower won Wisconsin again in 1956, and that Richard Nixon ...
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