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AP FACT CHECK: Trump vs. Trump on virus; Biden missteps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Explaining his deceptive assurances about the pandemic, President Donald Trump suggested he was doing what Winston Churchill had done, soothing the public in a time of danger. That's not how it went down in World War II....

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's wall claim is beyond 'redemption'

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, President Donald Trump told a rally that people who are in the United States illegally are paying for his Mexico border wall. It was the latest iteration of his effort to convince the publi...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's fusillade of misfires on fateful week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abroad, at home and in Twitter's ether, President Donald Trump unleashed a fusillade of statements over the past week as the Senate impeachment trial unfolded and the Davos economic forum played out in Switzerland. On...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Impeachment hearings and that Trump tweet

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he was just exercising his right to free speech. Democrats said he was intimidating a witness. Whichever is the case, Trump’s Twitter assault on an ex-ambassador’s record came with a heavy dose of...

 

AP FACT CHECK: GOP presses empty Ukraine meddling theory

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans pressed the discredited theory that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 U.S. election in defending President Donald Trump in Wednesday’s impeachment hearings. A look at some of the remarks in the House...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims on extremists, impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump fabricated a tale about foreshadowing Osama bin Laden's 9/11 attack and warning against a war in Iraq before it happened in a weekend of exaggerated boasts and faulty assertions about the U.S. fight against...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Dems flub details on guns, Syria in debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen Democrats seeking the presidency tussled in a debate packed with policy, flubbing some details in the process. Several gave an iffy explanation Tuesday of why they're not swinging behind a bold proposal to make people...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims Mueller exonerated him

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump falsely claimed exoneration from Robert Mueller on Wednesday even as the former special counsel told Congress he offered no such vindication. Mueller spoke as few words as possible through the hours of...

 

AP FACT CHECK: The silent partner in Trump's boasts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a silent partner behind several of the accomplishments he likes to boast about: Barack Obama. Despite assailing his Democratic predecessor for waging a "cruel and heartless war on American energy," for...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's misfires on Iran, trade and that wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — In President Donald Trump's reckoning, an Iran tamed by him no longer cries "death to America," the border wall with Mexico is proceeding apace, the estate tax has been lifted off the backs of farmers, the remains of U.S....

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump takes credit for Obama's gains for vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boastful on the occasion of Memorial Day, President Donald Trump and his Veterans Affairs secretary are claiming full credit for health care improvements that were underway before they took office. Trump said he passed a private-s...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and a tale of 2 sheets of paper

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump held up and read from a sheet of paper in the Rose Garden this past week as he argued he's been hounded by investigators in the Russia probe for no reason. "Nearly 500 search warrants," says the page, from...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's miscues on trade and drug prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spoke this past week as if he's unaware that drug prices have gone up and tariffs came before him. His boast that the U.S. never collected a dime on goods from China until he imposed them marked a series of...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump camp suggests AG found illegal spying

WASHINGTON (AP) — With release of the special counsel's fuller report looming, President Donald Trump and his campaign are twisting the words of his attorney general and the facts of the Russia investigation. His 2020 campaign is telling supporters...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump blames media for his McCain rant

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is offering a distorted account of John McCain's actions in the Russia investigation and trying to blame the media for making him talk about the late senator, despite plain-as-day evidence that he's...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Undocumented GOP, Dem rhetoric on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The political fallout from President Donald Trump's push for his border wall is giving rise to overwrought rhetoric from Republicans and Democrats alike. Trump, as he has so often done, claimed progress on the wall that isn't...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Emergency declarations are not everyday steps

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to declare a national emergency to free up money for his border wall would be an extraordinary step, despite his statement that predecessors liberally used such power. The White House said Thursday...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on the wall, drugs, Russia, vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of half-truths, changed stories and outright fabrications in President Donald Trump's Washington. Trump assailed Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for playing on the beach in Puerto Rico, though she...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump isn't holed up nonstop at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to defend a prolonged government shutdown over his border wall, President Donald Trump is pretending that he's holed up nonstop at the White House waiting for a deal with Democrats. He's also rewriting history regarding his...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump inflates jobs impact of Saudi arms deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump inflated the projected benefits of an arms deal with the Saudis as he defended his wait-and-see attitude about Saudi complicity in the disappearance of a journalist whose apparent murder has sparked world...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Kavanaugh accuser, drug prices, vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump misrepresented the testimony of his Supreme Court nominee's chief accuser in a mocking turn on a rally stage over the past week as campaign politics and the pitched struggle over Brett Kavanaugh's fate...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's errant claims on Kavanaugh, economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juggling a suddenly hot-potato Supreme Court nomination and midterm-election jousting, President Donald Trump flubbed facts across a broad front over the past week. His comments about nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser betrayed a...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on steel mills, clean air, NATO

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is seeing steels mills spring up where they aren't and cleaner air than his government is tracking in its records. Over the past week, his comment that people need photo IDs to shop in stores displayed a...

 

AP FACT CHECK: No, tax-filing migraines are not going away

WASHINGTON (AP) — On Tax Day, President Donald Trump and a chorus of Republicans announced that Tuesday's filing deadline marked the last time that figuring out taxes will drive Americans crazy. Not so. Vice President Mike Pence hailed a new era of...

 

Trump's VA pick draws concern over thin management record

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's selection of his White House doctor to run the massive Department of Veterans Affairs triggered concern Thursday among lawmakers and veterans groups about whether he has the experience to manage an agency...

 

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