Politics Mar 21AP fact check: Trump takes credit for law named after McCain
The president routinely takes full credit for the Veterans Choice Program, which was expanded last year but first signed into law in 2014.
Politics Mar 17AP fact check: O’Rourke on climate, Trump on ‘no collusion’
Judge Amy Berman Jackson, while sentencing Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, reminded her courtroom — and indirectly the president — that Manafort’s trial was unrelated to questions of collusion with Russia. “Court is one of those places where facts…
Nation Mar 10AP fact check: Trump claims an exoneration he wasn’t given
Donald Trump heard words from a judge that the judge didn’t speak, as the president reached to denounce the Russia investigation as a hoax and celebrate an exoneration he wasn’t given. Democrats persisted in assailing the Trump administration for putting…
Nation Mar 03AP fact check: Trump twists Cohen’s words on collusion
WASHINGTON — Assailed by his ex-lawyer at every turn, President Donald Trump nevertheless claimed a measure of vindication from Michael Cohen’s statement that he possessed no direct evidence of collusion with Russia from his time serving the boss. But contrary…
Politics Feb 25AP fact check: Trump’s repeated fabrications on voting fraud
Asked about ballot malfeasance involving a Republican in North Carolina, the president insisted he condemns voter fraud "of any kind, whether it's Democrat or Republican" and pointed to a "million fraudulent votes" cast in California. But no such case exists.
Nation Feb 24AP fact check: Undocumented GOP, Dem rhetoric on immigration
The political fallout from President Donald Trump’s push for his border wall is giving rise to overwrought rhetoric from Republicans and Democrats alike.
Politics Feb 18AP fact check: Trump spins fiction about diversity visas
President Donald Trump is going after the "horror show" known as the diversity visa lottery program. His description of it is pure fiction. Here's a closer look at the president's claim, among others, this past week.
Politics Feb 15AP fact check: Trump makes faulty claims in declaring emergency
President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency at the southern border while acknowledging that rapid construction of a wall is not a necessity, but rather his preference.
Politics Feb 14AP fact check: Declaring an emergency to build a border wall would be an extraordinary step
The emergency action Trump has been contemplating would be rare. The presidents he has cited did not use emergency powers to pay for projects that Congress wouldn't support.
Politics Feb 11AP fact check: Trump claims he’s vindicated in Russia probe
President Donald Trump is declaring exoneration prematurely in the Russia investigation. Here's a closer look at that claim and more made by the president this past week.