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Is Trump personally blocking people on Twitter?

To quote John Gruber's commentary, related to the recent appeals court ruling whereby Trump cannot block people on Twitter: With the absurd number of replies he gets with each tweet — thousands, if ...
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Were Oscar and Valeria Martinez denied the ability to claim asylum at a port of entry?

Democratic Presidential Candidate and former Housing Secretary Julian Castro said this in last night’s debate: If I were president today, I would sign an executive order that would get rid of Trump’...
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Did Trump fail to spot Rudy Giuliani who was sitting directly across? [closed]

Is there any video that substantiates this Reddit comment? I don’t recall the specific date or circumstance, but he was appointing Giuliani to some position on his transition team, and at a press ...
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Were Papadopoulos, Manafort, and Flynn subjects of FISA applications?

Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee said this in December, in a closed-door hearing of the House Judiciary Committee (on pages 66-67 of this transcript, released a few days ago): I want to ...
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Were 51,000 Pennsylvania jobs lost under the Obama administration?

The GOP tweeted this: ...During Obama/Biden Admin, the Keystone State LOST 51,000 jobs. Under the leadership of [Trump], the Keystone State has ADDED 5,000 manufacturing jobs & its ...
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Could Michael Cohen reduce his sentence by cooperating with, or lying to, Congress?

This Trump tweet said Michael Cohen was one of many lawyers who represented me (unfortunately). He had other clients also. He was just disbarred by the State Supreme Court for lying & fraud. He ...
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Did the Trump admin. hire an Israeli private security firm to spy on Obama aides?

According to Ynetnews.com: Black Cube, notorious for its work for disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, reportedly hired by Trump administration officials to spy on 2 Obama aides involved ...
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How many middle class families' tax burden was less in 2018 because of Trump's tax cuts?

In the news lately (early 2019) are many stories of regular people complaining that they have drastically lower tax refunds than the previous year, and some even owing instead. This is in the wake of ...
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“We do not need 2000 miles of concrete wall from sea to shiny sea. We never did. We never proposed that” Has Trump ever proposed a ~2K mi border wall?

On January 25, 2019 U.S. President Donald J. Trump stated "We do not need 2,000 miles of concrete wall from sea to shiny sea. We never did. We never proposed that." CNN could not ...
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Did Hillary Clinton pay Russian officials 30 million dollars, through her campaign to get dirt on Trump?

In tonight's episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, Ann Coulter said: I mean, Hillary Clinton paid, through her campaign, 30 million dollars to Russian officials to get dirt on Trump The full ...
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Did Donald Trump dare Nancy Pelosi to cancel his State of the Union speech? [closed]

A CNN article by Chris Cillizza has the headline: Donald Trump dared Nancy Pelosi to cancel his State of the Union speech. So she did. The article does not give evidence to support the claim, but ...
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Has Trump authorized the construction of 115 miles of border wall?

Accordign to Twitter @realDonaldTrump I am in the Oval Office & just gave out a 115 mile long contract for another large section of the Wall in Texas. We are already building and renovating ...
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Can the US president order the army into construction?

I know the President can order the troops into battle "in defense of the nation", but can he order the troops into manual labor? I'm skeptical over this claim of presidential power from Politico ...
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Did Bob Corker ask Trump for his endorsement?

President Trump just tweeted this (see here and here): Senator Bob Corker just stated that, “I’m so priveledged to serve in the Senate for twelve years, and that’s what I told the people of our ...
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Were Trump's tax cuts the largest in American history?

If anyone feels this is truly a duplicate of: Is the GOP tax plan the 'largest tax cut in history'? Feel free to close or delete the question. That question above was asked on 18 December 2017, ...
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Was Joseph Mifsud working for Western intelligence agencies?

George Papadopoulos, who was a foreign policy advisor on President Trump’s 2016 Presidential campaign, just tweeted this: I just have a responsibility to inform America of the truth. Western ...
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Did Trump say “going loco”? [closed]

The following site as well as other websites state that President Trump used the expression “going loco” referring to the Federal Reserve Bank and their interest rate policy. “The problem I have ...
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Is there evidence that women who said they were sexually assaulted by Trump lied for money?

According to Wikipedia, there are at least 19 women who have accused Trump of sexual assault or harassment. Trump has recently claimed: I was accused by, I believe it was four women," Trump said. "...
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Did Barron Trump wear a “I'm with Stupid” shirt next to his father? [closed]

Source This image apparently shows Barron Trump standing next to his father, while wearing an "I'm With Stupid #swedenincident" shirt. I can't find any info. Did this happen? I found the image in ...
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Were illegally immigrating children held in cages during the Obama administration?

Were children separated from their parents when they were caught on the Mexican border by US officials as illegal immigrants before Trump's introduction of zero tolerance immigration policy? I wasn't ...
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Has anyone been convicted of campaign finance violations by paying an informant before an election? [closed]

The Atlantic reports In pleading guilty to violations of campaign-finance laws, Cohen said that the then-candidate Trump had directed him to do so, arranging payments to two women who alleged ...
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Is the crime rate for undocumented immigrants “considerably lower” than that of Trump campaign staffers? [closed]

This Facebook status has over 50,000 shares: https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155478870771603&id=520116602&refid=52 It states: Undocumented immigrants commit crimes at a ...
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Did Trump say that laziness is a Black trait? [closed]

Recently CNN interviewed Jack O'Donnell and they talked about a quote from Trump in his (Jack O'Donnell) book. I've got black accountants at Trump Castle and at Trump Plaza. Black guys counting my ...
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Was Christopher Steele told to stop collecting information about a Trump-Russia ties?

According to The Hill They do, however, indicate that Steele was told to stop gathering intelligence on behalf of the FBI in November 2016 — building on information already known as a result of the ...
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Was Trump late for his meeting with the Queen?

President Trump claims that he was early for a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II and she made him wait. Donald Trump has rejected reports that he was late to meet the Queen as "fake disgusting news", ...
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Did Trump hire actors to support him at his campaign announcement?

The Atlantic reported in 2015 that Trump hired actors to support him in a campaign announcement: Donald Trump's presidential campaign announcement last month was widely mocked, not only for the ...
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Was Paul Manafort exonerated for the crimes he’s now charged with?

Andrew Napolitano just said this on Fox News regarding the trial of Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort: Here’s Manafort’s defense: I was investigated for all this by the government 8 years ago ...
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Do you need photo ID to buy groceries in the United States? [closed]

On 31/07/2018 President Donald Trump said that "You know, if you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card. You need ID." Is this true, do you need photo ID to buy groceries ...
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Did Air Force personnel tell Trump the F-35 is something “you can't see”?

I know there's a question here which addresses the "it is invisible" claim. What I want to ask here is based on the two of the earliest (and most detailed) claims that Trump made on the topic, ...
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Is the F-35 aircraft literally invisible? [closed]

Donald Trump said of the F-35 "You can’t see it. You literally can’t see it. It’s hard to fight a plane you can’t see" The video of him saying this makes it seem as if he really believes it can't be ...
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Did Trump muse on the different names for the UK? [closed]

According to an article in The Guardian, the occasion of his visit to the United Kingdom elicited a philosophical thought about its many possible names. “We would make a great deal with the United ...
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Have any Ivanka Trump branded products been made in America?

In this video by The Young Turks, Cenk claims that Ivanka That Ivanka does not make one product in America. Not one. She's never made a single product that she's sold in the United States of ...
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Did Obama have a policy of “separating [migrant] families”?

Politfact says, While the Obama administration's immigration approach was not without controversy, it’s simply untrue to say he had a policy of separating families. Did any policy though result in ...
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Is it true that Trump can't watch porn at the White House?

According to http://www.newsweek.com/trump-porn-white-house-brzezinski-964494 Trump is unhappy that he is not allowed to watch porn at the White House? Who could possibly have the controlling legal ...
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Is this graphic depicting Trump and Hitler accurate?

This graphic has been spreading around social media the last few weeks; its sentiment echoed in USA Today among other places. Snopes has weighed in, but I find the article unsatisfying. It calls the ...
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Did the FBI plant an informant in the Trump campaign during the Obama administration?

Donald Trump has tweeted allegations of the US's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) planting spies in his 2016 presidential campaign: Wow, word seems to be coming out that the Obama FBI “SPIED ...
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Did Mueller indict a Russian company that didn't exist?

Conservative author Dinesh D'Souza just tweeted this: Is Mueller this dumb? Or does he think the press is too dumb to notice he indicted a Russian company that doesn’t even exist? This is a ...
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Was the tree planted on the Whitehouse lawn by Macron and Trump later removed?

This Guardian article claims that Pictures taken by a Reuters photographer appeared to show that a tree planted at the White House this week by Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron has vanished. ...
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Has Trump freed hundreds of children per month and broken up trafficking rings?

Roseanne Barr just tweeted this to explain her support for President Trump: President Trump has freed so many children held in bondage to pimps all over this world. Hundreds each month. He has ...
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Is this Donald Trump and did he slap the governor of Mexico City?

Someone sent me a video that has been going around where Donald Trump allegedly slaps/fights the governor of Mexico City. I'm skeptical about such claim. A quick search took me to this website which ...
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Did Donald Trump stop a mugger in 1991?

Claim In the year 1991, Donald Trump witnessed a mugging from his limousine. He told his driver to pull over, got out, confronted the attacker, and caused him to stop. Sources I googled this a bit,...
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Did Trump promise to bring back waterboarding?

According to the Wikipedia article Guantanamo Bay detention camp § President Trump's statements on the camp: President Donald Trump has vowed to keep the prison open and to use it to detain "bad ...
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Did Donald Trump ever say whether or not to arm teachers?

In the media today, reports from the press are being seen in which President Donald Trump said "I never said to give teachers guns." Given his bombastic personality, it doesn't seem outside the realm ...
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Would arming teachers prevent or lessen US school schootings? [duplicate]

Dupe voters, this is not a dupe. I wish answers only about teachers, not general members of the public. Please re-open According to the BBC, US President Donald Trump has said arming teachers ...
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Did Donald Trump say that the law allowing a baby to be born from his or her mother's womb in the 9th month is wrong?

2 days ago, Twitter user Todd Dracula shared a video from a Donald Trump speech, which can be found at https://twitter.com/ToddDracula/status/954410865993879558. In it, the President appears to claim:...
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Did Obama use the Espionage act to put reporters in jail?

In this video, David Rubin claims that Obama used the espionage act to have journalists arrested, while Donald Trump has not. There are two claims being made here: Obama used the espionage act to ...
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Is Donald Trump 6'3" and 239lbs?

After the release of details of President Trump's first medical, the internet is, predictably, awash with claims that his weight, and possibly height, are incorrectly reported. Can these be verified ...
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Did Trump predict Gillespie would lose?

President Trump just tweeted this: Remember, Republicans are 5-0 in Congressional Races this year. The media refuses to mention this. I said Gillespie and Moore would lose (for very different ...
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Is the GOP tax plan the 'largest tax cut in history'?

The GOP recently released their final tax plan this week, after going to a conference committee to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the bill. US President Donald Trump has frequently ...
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Will the Republican tax plan cost Donald Trump “a fortune”?

In this video (Donald Trump in St. Charles, MO - Youtube), Donald Trump says the Republican tax plan is going to "cost him a fortune, believe me" (1:30). This is going to cost me a fortune, this ...