Category: Fact Checker

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…

Trump’s Phony ‘Fake News’ Claims

President Donald Trump often dismisses news stories or media outlets that he doesn’t like as “fake news.” How often? A database of his public remarks contains 320 references last year to “fake news.” Usually, it’s a general complaint about news…

What Did Trump Say at Immigration Meeting?

What exactly did President Donald Trump say at a Jan. 11 White House meeting on immigration? At the meeting, Lindsey Graham, a Republican, presented a bipartisan plan to remove the threat of deportation for the 689,800 people who were illegally brought…

Video: Trump’s Claim on Diversity Visas

In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper reviews President Donald Trump’s bogus claim that other countries are abusing a U.S. immigration program to send the U.S. “the worst of the worst.” Trump was referring to the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, which…

The DACA Population Numbers

President Donald Trump said he has “heard” varying numbers on the DACA population — from 650,000 to 3 million. In fact, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said there were 689,800 active DACA recipients as of Sept. 4, 2017. DACA,…

Pelosi Inflates Tax Cuts

Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi claimed that the new tax law will provide “at least a $ 1.3 trillion tax break for corporations.” That’s misleading. It’s true that the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation estimates that cutting the top corporate…