Eugene Kiely

  • Donald Trump Oct 29, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump's False Claim About Syrian ‘Safe Zone'

    In explaining his decision to pull U.S. forces from northern Syria and allow Turkey to set up a “safe zone” in Syria, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that Turkey has lost “thousands and thousands of people from that safe zone.” “This is entirely fictional,” Asli Aydıntaşbaş, a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, told us in...

  • Donald Trump Oct 3, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump's Inaccurate Claims About ‘Perfect' Call

    President Donald Trump’s request that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, has triggered an impeachment inquiry. Since then, the president has made a series of inaccurate claims about his phone call with Zelensky, which he calls “perfect.”

  • Donald Trump Oct 3, 2019

    Family of Road Rage Victim Speaks Out

    President Donald Trump’s request that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, has triggered an impeachment inquiry. Since then, the president has made a series of inaccurate claims about his phone call with Zelensky, which he calls “perfect.”

  • Donald Trump May 22, 2019

    Fact Check: A Look at Trump's Fox News Interview

    President Donald Trump, in a lengthy interview on Fox News, made several statements that were false, misleading or not supported by the evidence: Trump claimed Joe Biden, as vice president, pressured Ukraine to fire a prosecutor who “was after his son,” Hunter Biden. There’s no evidence that Biden was under investigation, although he was a board member for a company...

  • Donald Trump May 10, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump Repeats 17 False Or Misleading Claims in 17 Hours

    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, and followed it up a day later with an impromptu afternoon press conference at the White House.

  • Donald Trump May 7, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump Wrong on China Trade, Again

    As U.S. trade talks with China drag on, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that the U.S. has “never taken in 10 cents from China” in tariffs, but “now we’re taking in billions and billions of dollars.” The U.S. has collected billions in customs duties on Chinese imports for years, although the amount has increased greatly since the trade war with...

  • Donald Trump Mar 12, 2019

    Fact Check: Larry Kudlow's Revenue Deception

    On the day the Trump administration released its fiscal 2020 budget, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow misleadingly claimed that “overall revenues are up about 10 percent.” In fact, federal revenues are down since the Republican tax cuts became law.

  • Donald Trump Mar 6, 2019

    Fact Check: A Look at Trump's CPAC Speech

    In a two-hour address to the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 2, President Donald Trump made questionable and false claims about the fight against ISIS, tariffs and African American income. He also repeated a bevy of claims we’ve debunked before.

  • Donald Trump Mar 2, 2019

    Trump Denounces ‘New Green Deal' at CPAC Conference

    President Trump took aim at the upcoming 2020 election, “We’re gonna do even better in 2020.”

  • Donald Trump Dec 18, 2018

    Fact Check: Trump, Giuliani Distort Facts on IG Report

    President Donald Trump and one of his lawyers, Rudy Giuliani, distorted the findings of a new report about the forensic recovery of text messages exchanged between Peter Strzok, a former FBI senior counterintelligence agent, and Lisa Page, a former FBI lawyer

  • Donald Trump Dec 12, 2018

    Fact Check: A Look at the Trump-Pelosi-Schumer Scuffle

    In a contentious Oval Office meeting, President Donald Trump and the Democratic congressional leaders — Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer — disagreed over funding for a border wall, mangling some facts in the process.

  • Donald Trump Oct 13, 2018

    Fact Check: Trump's School Safety Funding Falsehood

    At an event for law enforcement officials, President Donald Trump boasted that his administration recently provided “historic levels of funding to improve school safety” and “hire more officers” through the newly created STOP School Violence Act. But the new law does not fund school safety at “historic levels.”

  • Donald Trump Oct 5, 2018

    ‘Stating the Facts'? How Trump Mischaracterized Ford's Testimony

    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump wasn’t mocking Christine Blasey Ford during a political rally. Trump was instead “stating the facts,” she said. But while Ford has said she couldn’t remember some details, the president mischaracterized her testimony repeatedly.

  • Donald Trump Oct 4, 2018

    Fact Check: Trump Repeatedly Wrong on Ford's Testimony

    Speaking to supporters in Mississippi, President Donald Trump made a series of false statements about Christine Blasey Ford’s sworn testimony about an alleged sexual assault. Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her when the two were in high school 36 years ago. In mocking Ford’s memory of the event, the president wrongly quoted...

  • Donald Trump Sep 28, 2018

    Fact Check: Trump's Spin on Kavanaugh and FBI

    In his press conference at the United Nations, President Donald Trump defended his decision not to ask the FBI to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But his reasons for his decision did not square with the facts:

  • judge Sep 6, 2018

    Fact Check: Kavanaugh on the Second Amendment

    Democrats have described Brett Kavanaugh as “a true Second Amendment radical” who is “far outside the mainstream of legal thought” — more conservative than the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The criticism stems from Kavanaugh’s dissent in a 2011 appeals court ruling that upheld the District of Columbia’s law banning semi-automatic rifles....
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein cited the judge’s 2011 dissent in her...

  • Donald Trump Aug 22, 2018

    Fact Check: Cohen Plea Deal Exposes Repeated False Claims

    For many months, President Donald Trump, his White House staff and his personal attorneys, Michael Cohen and Rudy Giuliani, repeatedly made false, misleading and contradictory statements about illegal payments that were made during the 2016 campaign to silence two women who claimed to have extramarital affairs with Trump.

  • Donald Trump Jul 16, 2018

    Fact Check: Trump's Remarks on Putin and the Russia Investigation

    Asked whether he believed U.S. intelligence agencies or Russian President Vladimir Putin on whether Russia meddled in the 2016 election, President Donald Trump declined to directly respond. Instead, he raised questions about the Russia investigation, including referring to a conspiracy theory that was shot down by his own Justice Department.

  • Donald Trump Jul 12, 2018

    Fact Check: Trump's Defense Spending Exaggerations

    President Donald Trump exaggerated the size of the defense budget in a couple of ways in recent speeches and remarks.

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