Category: Fact Checker

The Facts on DACA

Congress is trying to agree on a bipartisan plan on what to do about DACA, after the Trump administration announced a “wind-down” of the program on Sept. 5, 2017. Lawmakers face a March 5 deadline set by the president to…

Trump’s Numbers

Summary Now that President Donald Trump has been in office for one day shy of a full year, it’s time to take a look at how well his boasts  — and his critics’ complaints — stack up against hard data.…

Video: Durbin’s ‘History’ of Distortions

In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper examines efforts by Republican Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue to discredit Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin’s account of President Trump using profanity to disparage African countries at an immigration meeting in the…

Fake Denzel Washington Story

Q: Did Denzel Washington call Barack Obama the “criminal-in-chief”? A: No. The actor has been a steady supporter of Obama and of other Democrats.   FULL QUESTION Is the article “Denzel Washington: Criminal-In-Chief Obama” accurate? FULL ANSWER Denzel Washington has been…

Trump Tweets Faulty Black Approval Claim

President Donald Trump’s approval ratings among African Americans have declined, not “doubled,” as the president claimed in a recent tweet. The source of Trump’s boast appears to be a misreading of data from the online polling firm SurveyMonkey. Weekly surveys…

Durbin’s ‘History’ of Misrepresentations

Republican Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue sought to discredit Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin’s account of President Trump using profanity to disparage African countries at an immigration meeting in the Oval Office, saying Durbin has a “history” of misrepresenting what…

Trump’s Mistake on DACA

At an immigration meeting with members of Congress, President Donald Trump mistakenly said that foreign-born residents in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program “could be 40 years old, 41 years old.” In fact, they can be no more than 36…