In a July 8 speech dedicated to the environment, President Donald Trump made a series of misleading or false statements as he played up the U.S.’s environmental achievements, many of which predate his time as commander-in-chief. The president false
The letter from the workers said the president knows many of them and asked him to "do the right thing" and "not deport us and our friends and family."
To hear politicians tell it, wages are rising at the fastest rate in a decade, are the same as they were 45 years ago and are at a 60-year low. And all three claims could be correct, depending on what measure is used to justify it. Parsing the politica
In this week’s video, CNN’s Jake Tapper breaks down three false claims in the first of two Democratic debates on June 26: Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke said Purdue Pharma had paid “no consequences” for its connection to the opi
Summary The second group of 10 Democratic presidential candidates made false and misleading claims about immigration, gun control legislation and the environment, and repeated familiar talking points on taxes, health care and poverty. Former Vice Pres
In this video, we review some of claims made during the first Democratic debate on June 26 in Miami, Florida. Sen. Cory Booker claimed the Iran nuclear deal “pushed back a nuclear breakout 10, 20 years.” The deal pushed back the breakout time fr
Summary The debate season for the 2020 presidential election kicked off with 10 Democratic candidates taking the stage in Miami and exaggerating or garbling the facts on Iran, wages, Medicare, the opioid crisis and guns. Sen. Cory Booker claimed the I
In June 2019, social media posts popped up claiming that that it costs taxpayers $750 (or $775) per child per day to house immigrant children in “tent cities” and other detention facilities. A June 22 2019 post on the Facebook page “
In her campaign speeches, Sen. Elizabeth Warren likes to say, “I’ve got a plan for that.” She has lots of plans, but there is one on which many of the others hinge: her plan for an “Ultra-Millionaire Tax,” an annual wealth
Hospital workers decided to call the girl Baby India.
In launching his reelection campaign, President Donald Trump repeated a claim about new auto plants that he made a year-and-a-half ago. It’s still not true, and it fits a pattern of Trump falsely boasting of unexpected or unusual gains in the aut
On June 16 2019, the Facebook page “Weird Facts” shared the following meme (archived here), about a cook and a janitor who purportedly refused to abandon the residents of a bankrupted care home: Atop an image of two unidentified men, th
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Fact-checking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's comments on Amazon, “starvation wages” and food stamps Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bashed Amazon during a June 16 interview with ABC’s "This Week," a
On June 18 2019, Twitter user @johncatsjr shared the following tweet (“why I’m voting for Donald Trump in 2020”), a missive picked up by innumerable other users — along with an original misspelling: Why I’m voting for Donald Tru
At a rally in Orlando on June 18, President Donald Trump officially launched his reelection campaign. Trump boasted that under his leadership, the country is “thriving, prospering and booming,” and he asked voters for four more years to
Editor's note: This story is part of PolitiFact’s ongoing coverage of the 2020 campaign; these reports will be updated as the campaign continues. For more candidate profiles and fact-checking, go to www.politifact.com/2020/ D
Q: Did members of Congress approve a salary increase for themselves and deny an increase in Social Security benefits? A: No. Congress is still contemplating whether to allow an automatic pay increase for its members, and it does not determine cost-
The new footage comes a week after Animal Recovery Mission released video showing workers kicking and throwing calves at Fair Oaks Farms’ dairies.
Editor's note: This story is part of PolitiFact’s ongoing coverage of the 2020 campaign; these reports will be updated as the campaign continues. For more candidate profiles and fact-checking, go to www.politifact.com/2020/ In the 2016 presid
The facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas, will hold as many as 1,600 teens in a complex that once housed oil field workers.
In May 2019, a suspicious looking meme began to make the usual rounds on social media. It shows a huge crowd of people packing a venue raptly gazing at a stage bearing “Trump 2020” signs on either side, with a third Trump banner over the a
Is Ivanka Trump's "Marc Fisher Footwear" line exempt from U.S. tariffs when the shoes are imported from China? No, that's not true: President Donald Trump's daughter shut down her fashion brand in 2018 and a meme of a box showing a "TARRIFF EX
In April 2019, the Facebook page “Donald Plants” shared the following meme (archived here), which claimed that six “eradicated diseases” are in the process of “making a comeback” thanks to the presence of refugees
Do U.S. Muslims make up only one percent of the population, but they file 40% of workplace discrimination complaints? No, that's not true: Yes, Muslims are just 1% of the U.S. population, but they filed only about 1.5% of all workplace discrim
Most state workers would likely welcome an extra four weeks off per year.
In May 2019, social media users shared evidence of the company's controversial campaign to discourage its workers from unionizing.
Over the course of 17 hours, President Donald Trump repeated 17 false and misleading claims that we have written about since he became president. Trump began with an evening rally in Panama City Beach, Florida, on May 8, that lasted more than an hour,
On May 9 2019, a poster attributed to Delta Airlines apparently urging workers to forgo union dues in favor of purchasing video gaming consoles circulated on Facebook and Twitter: lol fuck off @Delta pic.twitter.com/fMNOeW9uFG — Eoin Higgins (@
On May 6 2019, the following tweet described proposed legislation in Texas that would purportedly disenfranchise voters unable to drive themselves to the polls: Texas Sen. Bryan Hughes' new bill, S. Bill 9, will disallow driving of elderly, disa
The Trump administration is in the process of rolling back Obama-era fuel economy standards, which were originally set to hit an average of 54.5 miles per gallon for passenger cars and trucks by 2025. While not yet finalized, the Trump administration&
Former Vice President Joe Biden kicked off his third campaign for president with a speech in Pittsburgh that contained a few false and misleading statements: Biden said “we have the most productive workers in the world.” U.S. workers are
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Is most home care paid by government programs? For the aging and those with long-term care needs, receiving care at home is more affordable than institutionalized facilities like hospitals or nursing homes. But
Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced the latest version of his Medicare for All legislation on April 10, with 13 Democratic co-sponsors. Four of them, plus Sanders himself, are running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sander says the bill, S. 1129
Did recent research show chemicals in foods are making young men in the U.S. gay? And does this happen especially in the African American community? No, that's not true: a clickbait website used two pieces of unrelated research to spin a frigh
Does Locks of Love charge cancer patients for hairpieces made from donated hair? No, that's not true: Locks of Love is a non-profit charity that uses donations and volunteer workers to provide wigs to children suffering from long-term hair los
In February 2019, the following image appeared (archived here), with the description “victorious black soldiers returning to the U.S. from World War I are lynched while still in uniform.” An attached image showed a black man being dragge
Was some kind of "mystery man", possibly wearing "muslim garb" seen in a brief video clip of one of the towers of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris during the April 15, 2019 fire, supposedly after all the workers left? No, that's not true: clearer
On April 8 2019, Facebook page “The Other 98%” shared a post (archived here) claiming that the United States Postal Service was mistakenly believed to be losing money thanks to online retailers like Amazon, when in actuality the shortfall
Quick Take A meme circulating on Facebook gives the false impression that there is no cap on the number of refugees that can be admitted to the U.S., and that Social Security beneficiaries did not receive a cost-of-living increase this year. Full Sto
Summary Since President Donald Trump took office: Attempted unauthorized crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border soared to the highest levels in over a decade. The trade deficit rose by more than $100 billion — 23.5 percent. The economy added 5.1 mi