Category: Fact Checker

Video: Trump’s Fanciful Plane Tale

This week’s fact-checking video by CNN’s Jake Tapper looks at a fanciful story that President Donald Trump tells about President Barack Obama’s last scheduled meeting with the Philippines president. In Manila at the tail end of a 12-day Asian trip,…

FactChecking Trump’s Business Boasts

As President Donald Trump listed the accomplishments of his trip to Asia, one example remains a mystery. “Vietnam is ordering at least $ 12 billion worth of Boeings. And I think they were going a different route. But now they’re going…

Trump Didn’t Cut Canine Program

Q: Did President Donald Trump shut down a service dog training program for veterans? A: No. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center ended its contract with the program and told us that the president was not a factor. FULL QUESTION…

Hoboken Christmas Hoax

Q: Is the newly elected mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, a Muslim and did he cancel “government involvement” in Christmas? A: No. Ravinder Bhalla is a Sikh, not a Muslim, and he hasn’t instituted such a ban. He won’t even…

Trump’s Bizarre Plane Story

President Donald Trump left a false impression that a plane carrying former President Barack Obama “came close but it didn’t land” in the Philippines due to poor relations between the countries. Obama did have a strained relationship with current Philippine…

Video: Not the Largest Tax Cut

The estimated cost of the Republican tax plan would not be the “largest tax cut in history” as a percentage of gross domestic product or in inflation-adjusted dollars, as CNN’s Jake Tapper explains in our latest fact-checking collaboration. President Donald Trump and…

Bench Warrant Story Is Supreme Fiction

Q: Has the U.S. Supreme Court issued a warrant for the arrest of one of Barack Obama’s treasury secretaries? A: No. The person named in a fictional story doesn’t even exist. FULL ANSWER The U.S. Supreme Court currently has 50…

The Facts on the SALT Deduction

The House Republican tax plan would eliminate a federal tax deduction for state and local income or sales taxes, and it modifies a deduction for state and local property taxes. The Senate bill is expected to eliminate the deductions entirely.…

Trump Recycles Flawed Gun Talking Point

President Donald Trump has once again misused the example of Chicago to make a case against gun regulations. Despite what the president claims, Chicago does not have “the strongest gun laws in our nation.” It once did, but the laws…