Tag: Wrong

Trump Wrong on Murder Rate

Donald Trump said that the murder rate in the U.S. is the “highest it’s been in 45 years” and “the press never talks about it.” The press doesn’t talk about it because Trump’s claim is wildly inaccurate. According to FBI…

Trump on Birtherism: Wrong, and Wrong

Donald Trump finally, definitively allowed that “President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period.” But his terse statement on the matter included two falsehoods. “Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. I finished it,”…

Video: Ivanka Wrong on Paid Leave

Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka wrongly claimed that the Trump Organization provides paid maternity leave to all of its employees. The policy isn’t available to all of the employees of Trump’s many businesses, as CNN’s Jake Tapper explains in this week’s fact-checking video.…

Mailbag: PolitiFact is ‘wrong, wrong, wrong’

As the presidential primary season morphed into the general-election campaign, readers have showered PolitiFact with letters about fact-checks of the presumptive Democratic and Republican nominees, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Here’s a sampling of the emails we’ve received recently. ***…

Sanders Wrong on Homeless

In his recent video address to supporters, Sen. Bernie Sanders said homelessness “is increasing.” Actually, the number of homeless people has decreased steadily each year since 2010, going down by more than 72,000, or 11.4 percent. Sanders made his claim in…

Trump Wrong on Iraqi Oil

Donald Trump falsely claimed Iran is “taking over the oil” in Iraq. Experts told us Iran does not control any Iraqi oil fields, and we could find no evidence of it. In fact, despite its political instability, Iraq produced and…

Trump Wrong About Ads Attacking Kasich

Donald Trump falsely claims that while he has had “55,000 negative ads” run against him, John Kasich has “never had one negative ad against him.” While it’s true that Trump has had far more negative ads run against him in…

Clinton Wrong on Garland Vote

Former President Bill Clinton mistakenly claimed that President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, was confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals by a “97 to nothing” vote. The Senate voted 76-23 to confirm Garland, who had been nominated by…

Clinton Wrong About Wall Street Attacks

Hillary Clinton falsely claimed she is “the only candidate” in the presidential campaign “on either side” who has been attacked in advertising funded by “Wall Street financiers and hedge fund managers.” Actually, several candidates have been the target of ads…