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AP FACT CHECK: The Democratic debates and Trump counterpunch

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his typically boastful rally this past week, Donald Trump placed himself too high in the pantheon of presidents when it comes to getting his judicial picks on federal courts. He's been having a good run on that front but he's n... Full story

 

AP FACT CHECK: Persistent distortions on migrants, economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the Democratic presidential contenders dug in their heels with unsupported rhetoric about immigration, the economy and more in the final debate before the stage shrinks. Several persisted in their distorted depiction of...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Mueller, trade; Dem debate debut

WASHINGTON (AP) — A few months ago, President Donald Trump affirmed that he thought special counsel Robert Mueller acted honorably in the Russia investigation. Now Trump is back in "witch hunt" territory, this time falsely accusing Mueller of...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's false statement on military pay

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is kicking off a flag-waving week with the false statement that he gave troops their first raise in a decade. TRUMP: "You also got very nice pay raises for the last couple of years. Congratulations. Oh, you...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's boasts, blasts and promises at rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump boasted with abandon in launching his 2020 re-election campaign, overreached in excoriating his critics and promised progress on his border wall and health care that is improbable at best. In those...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's fog of misinformation on trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump cast a fog of misinformation over the U.S. trade dispute with China, floating inaccurate numbers and skewed economic theories as big tariffs kicked in on Chinese goods. At stake in the rupture is a trading...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Putin and the no-collusion chorus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "no-collusion" chorus sang loudly this past week, with President Donald Trump in full-throated roar and even Russian President Vladimir Putin chiming in. The upshot: substantial misrepresentations of what the special counsel's...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump knew WikiLeaks until he didn't

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump knew WikiLeaks until he didn't. With his government seeking to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Trump is drawing a blank on a hacking organization he praised to the rafters during the 2016...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's tortured flips on border, health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump beat a retreat on two fronts this past week, the border and health care, and offered tortured explanations both times. He got his family history wrong in a speech that also drew a link between wind power...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's relentless drive to be given credit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's relentless drive to be given credit for all manner of things suffused his speech to Michigan supporters this past week. These efforts are largely familiar by now: He counts job gains from the Obama era as...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's fabrications on autos, health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rallying in Michigan, President Donald Trump bragged Thursday night about a surging auto industry that isn't surging, a Republican rescue for health care that has yet to take shape, a "total" exoneration in the Russia...

 

AP FACT CHECK: McCain can't respond but his record speaks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says John McCain failed his fellow veterans, stained public policy and took anti-Trump fake news to the FBI before the 2016 election. McCain can't respond but his record speaks. Trump misrepresented it, on...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump says no more planes or cows under Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — Let Democrats have their way, President Donald Trump suggested, and the United States will become a country without border security, airplanes or cows. Trump warned of a variety of dire consequences from the Democratic playbook...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump goes wall to wall on the wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Never mind the chants, the roars, the repetition. President Donald Trump acknowledged this past week he didn't mean it when he told crowds over and over that Mexico would pay — actually pay — for the wall. Mexico will pay...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's super-talkative, fact-busting week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump held forth on all manner of things this past week as he emerged from a "lonely" spell over the holidays. He opined for more than 90 minutes to the press, at the top of a Cabinet meeting, on the shutdown,...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's claims on border, drugs, Mattis

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is, at once, demanding billions of dollars from the U.S. Treasury for a border wall and insisting the wall won't really cost America anything. As he's done before, Trump argued Wednesday that Mexico is...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump floats fictions about the border

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's relationship with the truth tends to be borderline, at best, when it comes to the border. So it was this past week when he made a flurry of false or unsupported statements about immigration. He said, with...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's thin grasp of trade, science policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump floated the idea this past week of using tariffs to make America rich, as if these taxes are a pipeline of cash from Asia, which they're not. He displayed a slippery grasp of science as well as trade policy...

 

AP FACT CHECK: On break, no break by Trump in twisting facts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Displaying a thin grasp of science, President Donald Trump questioned the reality of global warming because it was cold outside. Then came a federal report laying out the severe consequences of climate change and rebutting the not...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump puts fighting words in Macron's mouth

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump put fighting words in his French counterpart's mouth this past week and assailed the special counsel's Russia investigation with a familiar and false characterization of the man leading it. Also familiar,...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump spreads distortions on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spread distorted theories and numbers on immigration in the campaign's final days while claiming economic gains for minorities that have not been achieved. A look at 11th hour rhetoric before the elections...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Europe trip marked by inaccuracies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shook things up at every turn in his trip to Europe, making statements on NATO, Britain, Germany and more that were meant to provoke, and they did. Accuracy was not always a hallmark of these...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts NKorea aim to 'denuclearize'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his aides are leaving a false impression about the extent of North Korea's plans to give up its nuclear weapons. They say North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has basically agreed to "denuclearization." In...

 

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