Nation Oct 10AP FACT CHECK: Debate week’s twisted tales on virus, climate
Sidelined but not silenced, President Donald Trump demonstrated anew this past week he can’t be relied on to give a straight account of the disease that has afflicted millions, now including him. He heralded the arrival of a COVID-19 cure,…
Politics Oct 03AP FACT CHECK: Distortions from a week of wild disruption
President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis Friday cut short the week’s political arguing and even quieted his Twitter account for a time. But the wild presidential debate produced plenty of distortions in the campaign for the election a month away. Here’s…
Politics Sep 12AP FACT CHECK: Trump vs. Trump on virus; Biden missteps
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.
Nation Sep 05AP FACT CHECK: Trump on McCain; Biden’s stretch on virus
President Donald Trump said he never called John McCain a loser — he did — and denigrated the record of the late Republican senator on veterans affairs despite routinely appropriating one of McCain’s crowning achievements on that front as his…
Politics Aug 22AP FACT CHECK: What the Dems didn’t say, and what Trump did
Joe Biden and fellow Democrats spun an assortment of facts to their benefit in their national convention. Meanwhile President Donald Trump flooded the zone with falsehoods, some so apparent that anyone with access to the internet could see the folly…
Politics Aug 01AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s election agitations and distortions
Heads snapped and eyes rolled when President Donald Trump made a case for considering an election postponement in the pandemic. Republican and Democratic lawmakers, who agree on precious little, said forget about it.
Nation Jul 11AP FACT CHECK: If he’s said it once, he’s said it 100 times
COVID-19 testing would be the envy of the world, the economy would be on the cusp of roaring back, the threat would be receding in a pandemic that has sickened more than 3.1 million Americans and killed more than 134,000.
Politics Jun 13AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s law and order and misinformation
Trump's week of law and order rhetoric came with heavy doses of misinformation as he stretched to blame unrest on radical leftists and to put three loaded words — “defund the police” — in the mouth of a Democratic rival…
Nation Jun 06AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s alternate reality in time of anguish
The White House, tweeting as an American institution, not Trump's personal account or campaign, posted social media disinformation to make people think leftists were stockpiling rocks to commit terrorist attacks in the United States.
Health May 23AP FACT CHECK: Trump trashing virus science he doesn’t like
So it was this past week when he took very personally a scientific study that should give pause to anyone thinking of following Trump's lead and ingesting a potentially risky drug for the coronavirus. He branded the study's researchers, financed in…