Tag: Misleading

Video: Misleading Tax Plan Claims

This fact-checking video from CNN’s Jake Tapper covers inaccurate claims made by a high-ranking Democrat and Republican about the GOP bills overhauling the U.S. tax system. House Democratic Leader Nancy misled viewers when she said the Republican tax plans will…

Pelosi’s Misleading ‘Job-Killer’ Claim

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says the Republican tax plans will be a “job-killer,” but most economic analyses of the plans suggest, on balance, modest job growth. The government’s nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation has not yet completed its analysis…

Misleading ‘Chemtrail Kelli’ Ad

A GOP super PAC aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a digital campaign ad about “Chemtrail Kelli” that could leave Arizona voters with a false impression about Republican Sen. Jeff Flake’s 2018 primary opponent. The ad, sponsored by…

Trump’s Misleading Blame on Opioids

President Donald Trump misleadingly cited a 23 percent decline in federal drug prosecutions between 2011 and 2016 to claim that the Obama administration ignored the opioid crisis. “So they looked at this scourge and they let it go by, and…

Trump’s Misleading Defense of Son

President Donald Trump emphasized that an attorney who met with his eldest son during the 2016 presidential campaign was a “Russian lawyer” and “not a [Russian] government lawyer.” That may be true, but it doesn’t change the fact that Donald…

Donald Trump's top 10 most misleading claims

Donald Trump’s "truthful hyperbole" fueled his rise to the top of the Republican ticket — and a surge of interest in fact-checking. PolitiFact has been documenting Trump’s statements since 2011, when he was toying with a 2012 White House bid.…

Clinton’s Misleading Debt Claims

In the final presidential debate, Hillary Clinton claimed that her proposals would “not add a penny to the debt.” But a nonpartisan budget watchdog group estimates that what she has detailed thus far would add $ 200 billion to the…