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)

Video: Trump’s Efforts to Stop Election Interference

In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper discusses Hillary Clinton’s misleading claim that President Donald Trump has shown a “complete unwillingness to stop” Russian interference in U.S. elections. As Tapper explains, while some critics may argue the president isn’t doing enough, the fact is his administration has taken a number of ...
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Meme Misidentifies Stock Image as Kavanaugh Accuser

Q: Is the woman shown in a viral meme holding a “not my president” sign Christine Blasey Ford? A: No. The photo being circulated is available for purchase on stock image websites. There is no evidence it is Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser. FULL ANSWER A meme circulating on social media attempts to ...
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False Claims About Kavanaugh’s Mom and Foreclosure

Q: Is Christine Blasey Ford accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault as retribution for her parents’ foreclosure case in the 1990s? A: There is no evidence to support that claim, and her parents still live in that house. FULL ANSWER After President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh in July to ...
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Trump’s Fuzzy Medicare Math

President Donald Trump on several occasions has taken credit for making Medicare “stronger.” In one instance, he said, “Medicare will be $700 billion stronger over the next decade thanks to our growth.” In fact, Medicare’s finances have worsened since he took office, and economic growth is not expected to help ...
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Clinton Goes Too Far in Criticizing Trump

In an op-ed, Hillary Clinton went too far with her criticism that President Donald Trump has shown a “complete unwillingness to stop” Russian interference in U.S. elections. The Trump administration has taken a number of steps to combat foreign interference in future elections. Among them: The Department of Homeland Security ...
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Bogus Jennifer Lawrence Quote on 9/11, Trump

Q: Did Jennifer Lawrence link 9/11 with the election of President Trump? A: No. There is no record of the actress ever saying the quote attributed to her. FULL ANSWER A Facebook meme that implicitly attributes a nonsensical quote to Jennifer Lawrence that links 9/11 with the election of President ...
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Shaq Didn’t Call Trump the ‘Best President’

Q: Did Shaquille O’Neal say Donald Trump is the “best president … of all times ever” and “should be given the Medal of Freedom”? A: No. There is no record of the former basketball superstar making those comments. FULL ANSWER Be wary of stories with the false — and grammatically ...
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The Fake Podesta Email That’s Still Circulating

Q: Did WikiLeaks release an email showing that Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign bribed prominent Republicans to oppose Donald Trump during the 2016 election? A: No. That email was fabricated by a self-described satirical website. It was later amplified by Sean Hannity and published by other websites. FULL ANSWER Two years ...
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‘Muslim Spy’ Falsehood Circulates Again

Q: Did President Trump find a “Muslim spy” in the White House? A: No. That falsehood about a career State Department employee has circulated since 2017. FULL ANSWER A number of websites in recent days have parroted a sensational headline that posits that President Donald Trump has exacted “sweet deep ...
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Ad Stretches Facts to Paint Heitkamp as Liberal ‘Rubber Stamp’

A TV ad attacking Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp stretches some facts to paint the incumbent North Dakota senator as a “rubber stamp” for the “Washington liberal agenda.” The ad says Heitkamp supported “amnesty for 11 million illegal immigrants, including domestic violence perpetrators and child abusers.” The bipartisan immigration bill Heitkamp ...
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False Claim of California Registering Noncitizens to Vote

Q: Is California registering noncitizens to vote? A: No. A state motor-voter program and a San Francisco school board measure have fueled that false claim. FULL ANSWER A text-based photo on Facebook asks whether “all votes from California should be nullified and Federal Representatives from the State be removed from Congress ...
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Video: Trump on Hurricane Maria

In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper dissects the president’s false tweets about the death toll in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria. President Donald Trump rejected Puerto Rico’s official estimate of 2,975 hurricane-related deaths, saying that “3,000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico,” ...
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