Fact Checker Checking the truth behind the political rhetoric.
Gillibrand’s cascade of misfired employment statistics
by Glenn Kessler on November 15, 2018 at 8:00 am
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), a potential 2020 presidential candidate, mangled three employment statistics while making the case the economy can do better. […]
Does the Trump tax cut give 83 percent of the benefits to the top 1 percent?
by Glenn Kessler on November 14, 2018 at 8:00 am
Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) and Maria Bartiromo sparred over whether his talking point was accurate. […]
Trump’s itchy Twitter finger: His latest false claims
by Glenn Kessler, Salvador Rizzo on November 13, 2018 at 8:00 am
The president's Twitter feed is often inaccurate, but he has topped himself in recent days with tweets on forest fires, elections and stocks. […]
Can dictators and enemy generals obtain birthright citizenship for their children?
by Salvador Rizzo on November 12, 2018 at 8:00 am
President Trump has made this claim at least twice. It's not as wrong as it seems regarding generals, but it's a shakier claim for dictators. […]
The Trump administration’s fuzzy math on ‘criminals’ in the caravan
by Glenn Kessler on November 9, 2018 at 8:00 am
President Trump claims there are 300 "rough, rough people" in the caravan of migrants traveling through Mexico. But the administration won't explain how that figure is calculated. […]