Category: Fact Checker

Trump’s Press Conference

Donald Trump made several false and misleading statements in an hour-long press conference — on Bernie Sanders, Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton’s emails and more. The Republican presidential candidate wrongly said that Sen. Bernie Sanders had “lied” in saying Trump supported a…

Trump on Tim Kaine’s Gifts

On Twitter and TV, Donald Trump falsely claimed that former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine “took far more money” in gifts than another former Virginia governor, Bob McDonnell, who was convicted on bribery charges — a conviction later overturned by the…

Democratic Convention Day 1

Summary PHILADELPHIA — The 2016 Democratic National Convention is underway, and the factual inaccuracies on the first night focused on income, college tuition and something the Republican ticket had said or done. Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey said Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump…

Clinton, Pence Mislead on Indiana Education

Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that the Republican vice presidential nominee, Gov. Mike Pence, “slashed education funding in Indiana.” But Pence claimed he made “record investments in education.” Clinton is wrong, and Pence is misleading. The education budget…

Clinton’s Greatest Hits

In advance of the Democratic National Convention, which begins July 25 in Philadelphia, we present a wrap-up of some of the more egregious falsehoods from Hillary Clinton, who is set to accept her party’s nomination for president later this week.…

Video: GOP Convention, Day 1

CLEVELAND — FactCheck.org Managing Editor Lori Robertson discusses some of the false and misleading claims made on the first day of the Republican National Convention, which focused on public safety. Robertson discusses Benghazi, border security and violent crime rates with…

Video: Day 3 of the Convention

CLEVELAND — FactCheck.org’s Lori Robertson talks with USA Today‘s Paul Singer about claims made during the third day of the Republican National Convention. The video can be found here. Robertson and Singer discussed these statements: Vice presidential nominee Mike Pence…

Pence on Employment Record

Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana claimed his “common-sense Republican leadership” is responsible for record employment in his state. But, in fact, Indiana’s job growth has lagged slightly behind the national trend in Pence’s three-and-a-half years as governor. Furthermore, several states with…

Trump Defends Oswald Claim

Donald Trump doubled down on his baseless insinuation that a photograph published by the National Enquirer shows Ted Cruz’s father with “crazy Lee Harvey Oswald having breakfast.” A day after accepting the Republican presidential nomination, Trump touted the national tabloid…