Category: Fact Checker

Trump on Iran’s ‘Multiple Violations’

In refusing to certify the Iran nuclear deal, President Donald Trump said Iran “has committed multiple violations of the agreement.” But that’s not the finding of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The IAEA has issued eight reports since the agreement…

Trump Muddles Economic Indicators

In a news interview and a speech in Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump misleadingly suggested that rising stock value could reduce the national debt. One budget expert told us that notion was “just silly.” In an interview with Sean Hannity of Fox…

Trump Didn’t Change NFL Tax Status

Q: Did President Donald Trump revoke the National Football League’s status as a nonprofit organization? A: No. The NFL’s league office voluntarily gave up that status in 2015. FULL QUESTION Is this true? PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER STRIPPING NFL…

NRA Exec’s False Gun Claim

The head of the National Rifle Association’s political and lobbying arm incorrectly described a repealed Social Security Administration reporting requirement for gun background checks as targeting senior citizens “who asked for help handling their finances.” The rule, which had been…

Puerto Rican Teamsters Stories are Bogus

Q: Did a Teamsters strike hinder aid efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria? A: No. Stories claiming so misrepresented an actual quote from an Air Force colonel. FULL QUESTION Did the Teamsters strike in Puerto Rico hinder the supplies…

Kaine Misleads on Weinstein’s Donations

Asked if the Clinton-Kaine campaign will return contributions it received from movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, Sen. Tim Kaine repeatedly said the campaign is over. That’s true, but it doesn’t mean the campaign can’t refund donations. As of June 30, the Hillary…

Trump Misleads on Corker

President Donald Trump misleadingly claimed Sen. Bob Corker “gave us the Iran Deal.” Corker, who opposed the nuclear deal with Iran negotiated by the Obama administration, helped craft a bipartisan bill that allowed the House and Senate to review the…