Tag: U.S.

Trump Misleads on High U.S. Drug Costs

It’s true, as President Donald Trump says, that branded prescription drugs are generally cheaper outside the U.S. But he distorts the facts when he says, “as usual, the world is taking advantage of us.” Prescription drug pricing experts say Trump’s…

World Opinion of Trump and U.S.

At a campaign rally in Alabama, President Donald Trump said “the world is starting to respect the United States of America again.” Surveys suggest otherwise. The Pew Global Attitudes Project found that citizens in 35 out of 37 countries have less confidence…

How the U.S. funds disaster recovery

As vast swaths of the country reel from the one-two punch of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the focus now is on efforts to help affected states and communities recover from the devastation. Natural disasters often leave in their wake a…

Video: Trump on U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper and FactCheck.org review the accuracy of President Donald Trump’s tweet about the modernization of the U.S. nuclear weapons program. The president tweeted that his “first order as President was to renovate and…

ISIS Leader Not Captured at U.S. Airport

Q: Did President Trump’s immigration executive order help capture a leader of ISIS? A: No. That claim was made in a fake news article. FULL QUESTION Was Rasheed Muhammad, a leader of the Islamic State terrorist organization (ISIS), arrested at…

Trump, Russia and the U.S. Election

President-elect Donald Trump again discounted the possibility that Russia was behind the hacking of U.S. political organizations, including the Democratic National Committee’s servers, despite evidence to the contrary. All 16 government intelligence agencies and at least three private security firms…