One month into his administration, President Donald Trump has begun to move forward on a fair number of his many campaign promises. As we did with President Barack Obama, PolitiFact is tracking how well the president delivers. We assess results, not ef
“The president has made clear, when you have 12, 14, 15 million people in the country illegally, that there has to be a system of priority, and right now, ICE’s priority is going to make sure that we focus on first and foremost on t
Sebastian Gorka, a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, botched two facts when speaking on Fox News about a released Guantanamo Bay detainee responsible for a recent suicide bombing in Iraq: First, Gorka wrongly suggested the man was released b
President Donald Trump recently dismissed reports about his possible ties to Russia as a "scam" by the media and bitter political opponents. Yet as the stories pile up, calls are coming from both sides of the aisle for congressional investiga
Days after President Trump referenced a nonexistent instance of immigrant violence in Sweden, a riot broke out in a predominantly immigrant district of Stockholm.
Q: Did President Trump sign an executive order allowing foreign nationals from various countries to enter the U.S. without a visa? A: No. That bogus claim was made in a series of articles published by fake news websites. FULL QUESTION Is it t
The Fact Checker has launched a new interactive graphic that will track every suspect claim made by the president in his first 100 days in office. Donald Trump earned 59 Four-Pinocchio ratings as a presidential candidate. Now that he’s p
Swedish authorities and criminologists say President Donald Trump is exaggerating crime in Sweden as a result of its liberal policy of accepting refugees from Syria and other Middle Eastern countries. Statistics show there has been an uptick in some
When it comes to immigration and national security, President Donald Trump often points to other countries as case studies of policies he believes work and don’t work. Who’s done a great job securing their borders? Israel, Trump says. Who&r
Amid a slew of reports suggesting improper contact between members of President Donald Trump’s inner circle and Russia, Trump says the media is missing the real problem: leaks. "Illegal" leaks, to be specific. Trump confusingly said tha
An image showing a President Trump welcome mat on the floor of a Starbucks was doctored.
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Donald Trump in Florida laments 'what's happening last night in Sweden.' But nothing happened Defending his immigrant travel ban at a Feb. 18 campaign rally, President Donald Trump referred to several places that hav
This week Jake Tapper and FactCheck.org take a look at President Donald Trump’s misleading statements on the resignation of Michael Flynn and the events leading up to it. Flynn resigned as Trump’s national security advisor on Feb. 14 after
President Donald Trump said there has been a “tremendous” increase in autism in U.S. children. There has been a large increase in the reported cases of autism, but scientists don’t know if this is due to a broadening of the disord
Top Scientist Hal Lewis Resigns Over Climate Change Corruption-Truth! & Disputed! Summary of eRumor: Scientist Harold “Hal” Lewis resigned from the American Physical Society (APS), writing that the “global warming scam̶
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Sen. Bob Menendez says immigration raids 'not business as usual' Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez says recent sweeps by federal authorities of immigrants living in the country illegally are "striking fear"
Donald Trump held his first solo press conference as president on Feb. 16. This video examines some of the claims that Trump made about his anti-terrorism executive order, his Electoral College victory, his record on jobs and Russia’s ownership o
We found no credible evidence of an "army" being commanded by the former president.
The televangelist said during a 15 February 2017 broadcast that people who oppose President Trump are 'revolting against what God’s plan is for America.'
President Trump: Handicapped, Minority Children ‘too Disruptive” in Classrooms-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Trump tweeted, “I agree with DeVos. Handicapped and minority children are too disruptive in the classroom. Disaster!
Welcome to the sixth installment of our occasional feature looking at what the president got wrong on Twitter. President Trump spent most of his time on Twitter this week bemoaning news being leaked out of his administration, and at
President Donald Trump offered his spin on the first weeks of his administration, and made some familiar false claims, during his Feb. 16 press conference: The president praised his administration’s implementation of his anti-terrorism executive
We’re tracking more than 100 of President Donald Trump’s campaign pledges on our Trump-O-Meter. In a lengthy press conference Feb. 16, Trump listed several actions he’s taken since his Jan. 20 inauguration to meet these promises. Here
"It's all fake news," President Donald Trump declared about media coverage of the first few weeks of his presidency, facing reporters in a sprawling news conference Feb. 16. Well, PolitiFact’s here to tell you what’s real and
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Trump hints stock market record high linked to optimism about his presidency As he lauded his first month in office, President Donald Trump reaffirmed his promise to create jobs by citing the progress of the st
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Is news media less trusted than Congress? In a wide-ranging news conference, President Donald Trump said a few nice things about the media and quite a few not-so-nice things. While he acknowledged that there a
The Truth-o-Meter says: Full Flop | Trump's flip-flop on leaks and the release of secret information "Boy, I love reading those WikiLeaks!" -- Nov. 4, 2016 "The spotlight has finally been put on the low-life leakers!" -- Feb. 16
Sen. Bernie Sanders said that President Barack “Obama’s nominations” to the Supreme Court “required 60 votes.” As CNN’s Jake Tapper explains in this fact-checking video, Obama’s Supreme Court nominees received
President Donald Trump has been spinning the facts about Michael Flynn’s resignation Feb. 14 as national security advisor: A day after Flynn’s resignation, Trump claimed Flynn was “treated very, very unfairly” by the “fake media.”
“So what’s going on with autism? When you look at the tremendous increases, really, it’s such an incredible — it’s like, really a horrible thing to watch, the tremendous amount of increase.” — President Trump, remarks at mee
On 13 February 2017, Fox News published a story appearing to report that “Happy Days” actor Scott Baio announced he would boycott retail chain Nordstrom because he was unhappy with its decision to drop the clothing line of President Donald
On 15 February 2017, fast food executive Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination to serve as Labor Secretary for U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, amid growing bipartisan opposition: I am withdrawing my nomination for Secretary of Labo
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Benjamin Netanyahu largely correct on Iranian missiles with Hebrew-language threats Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of the danger to his country from Iranian ballistic missiles in his first joi
A spoof news site used singer Katy Perry’s 12 February 2017 appearance at the Grammy Awards as the basis for a satirical story holding that the singer had been taken into custody after making threatening remarks about President Trump: Katy Perry
It is now common knowledge (hat tip to the Internet) that President Donald Trump’s ancestral family name was Drumpf, a presumably respectable German surname that sounds, unfortunately — to English speakers’ ears, at any rate R
Donald Trump Received Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 1986-Truth! Summary of eRumor: President Trump was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 1986 with the likes of Rosa Parks and Muhammad Ali. The Truth: It’s true that Donald Trump was pres
Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin Seen at Swiss Resort Before Election-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Trump and Vladimir Putin were spotted together at a Swiss resort before the 2016 presidential election. The Truth: Reports that President Trump
On 14 February 2017, the Facebook page “Democrats for a Blue America” published a screenshot of a purported tweet in which President Donald Trump appeared to say that minority students and students with disabilities were detrimental to a
On 13 February 2017, a quote attributed to United States Education Secretary Betsy DeVos appeared and quickly caught the attention of people on social media: “I was so excited to see the President’s approval rating hit forty,” DeVos, the Secreta
Gen. Michael Flynn has resigned from his post as White House national security adviser, after less than a month on the job. Flynn resigned after it came to light that he spoke with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about U.S. sanctions on Russia &mdash