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Questions tagged [donald-trump]

Claims made about Donald Trump. Do not use this tag for questions about claims made by Trump.

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Was Donald Trump's approval rating at 50% in June 2017?

Rasmussen Reports say that Donald Trump's approval rating is at 50%. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President ...
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Did Comey say that Trump did not try to obstruct justice?

According to a Fox News post on Facebook, Comey said during his testimony before the Senate committee that in his opinion, Trump did not try to obstruct justice: Comey said flatly that President ...
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Are the statements attributed to Donald Trump and his sons about Russian connections accurately quoted?

Holly O'Reilly posted an image on twitter that gives the following quotes: "I have nothing to do with Russia - no deals, no loans, no nothing." -- Donald Trump "Russians make up a pretty ...
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Did Donald Trump say this about his daughter and wife?

If you Google for the phrase "Is it wrong to be more sexually attracted to your own daughter than your wife?", you will find quite a few sites, some of them reputable publications purporting that ...
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Are these figures about sexual harassment by Trump, O'Reilly, Ailes and Obama correct?

@LegitMillennial claims in a tweet that went viral: I found a graphic I think Fox News might've missed. The image reads: Number of times each have been accused of sexual assault/...
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Is this a chart of permits you need to build a highway in the United States?

At this point of US President Donald Trump's speech at the 2017 North America's Building Trades Unions National Legislative Conference, the President claims that this is a chart of 'some of the ...
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Does Trump spend $10m/month travelling compared to Obama's $1m/month?

The following graphic has been making the rounds in Reddit and other locations: The graphic cites The Washington Post as its source. Essentially, it is a infographic based on two figures: That ...
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Did Trump hand Angela Merkel an invoice for $300bn, representing costs owed to NATO?

Various news outlets described a stunt by US President Donald Trump, handing a physical bill to German Chancellor Angela Merkel for $300 billion. This Fox News article refers to original reporting ...
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Is Sesame Street at risk of losing funding with Trump's new budget proposal?

Trump's latest budget proposal includes cuts to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. There have been claims that this would endanger funding to Sesame Street. However, Sesame Street moved off of ...
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Did Donald Trump leak his own tax returns? [closed]

Part of Trump's tax returns for 2005 were leaked yesterday. Some source claim that Trump leaked them, while others say he didnt (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Is there any credible evidence showing that Trump did ...
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Is Trump tweeting himself on realDonaldTrump? [closed]

I have heard that most of the politicians today have some employees who manage all the social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, etc. and they don't post/tweet anything themselves. I think that ...
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Did Obama's administration bug Trump Tower?

Trump tweeted this: Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism! At time of writing, this statement has ...
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Are Twitter censoring positive responses to President Trump's tweets?

This article quotes Mike Keen saying, “The (anti-Trump) tweet that I replied to was deleted once mine started outpacing it in number of favorites and retweets. It was interesting to observe that ...
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Is the NSA withholding information from Trump? [closed]

There has been a few (1, 2, 3) articles posted lately alleging that the NSA is withholding intelligence from the President. I find this very difficult to believe, and I haven't found any articles with ...
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Do a third of Trumps twitter followers also follow white supremacists?

A number of articles like this one Have refereed to a study which claims that over 1/3 of trump's followers on twitter are followers of 'white supremacists'. Is this claim true? are 1/3 of all of ...
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Would Trump be worth more if he simply invested in mutual funds?

I have seen several claims that Trump would be worth significantly more if he had just invested his father's money in an index. Bloomberg puts Trump's current net worth at $2.9 billion... if Trump ...
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Did Trump say he wanted a piece of the Keystone XL Pipeline profits? [closed]

Did Donald Trump say, speaking of the Keystone XL pipeline extension: I want it built, but I want a piece of the profits. This claim was made in this Facebook post by Friends of the Earth.
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Was Steve Bannon's appointment to the National Security Council done by mistake?

On the podcast Pod Save America, an Obama aide claimed that the appointment of Steve Bannon to the National Security Council was a mistake. They said Trump was upset because he found out Bannon was on ...
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Is there systemic bias in the approval ratings for Donald Trump?

I'm reading the news and came across a story regarding Donald Trump's approval ratings and I'm unclear on who the survey respondents were. I have no basis to see which groups of people were ...
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Is it true that Donald Trump has “no deals in Russia”?

According to Trump's Twitter: I don't know Putin, have no deals in Russia, and the haters are going crazy - yet Obama can make a deal with Iran, #1 in terror, no problem! Is this statement about ...
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Does Melania Trump's security cost double the National Endowment for the Arts' budget?

This viral post was found at The Resistance with 16,000 shares in less 12 hours. It's from @chapmanchapman who seems to be commenting on Trump cutting the National Endowment for the Arts. The est. ...
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Has one of the claims in the Steele Dossier come true?

In this widely shared post @yonatanzunger claims, among other things that: On Wednesday, Reuters reported (in great detail) how 19.5% of Rosneft, Russia’s state oil company, has been sold to ...
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Did Trump replace Joint Chiefs of Staff & Director of Natl. Intelligence with Steve Bannon?

This showed up in my Facebook feed: Yesterday, while we were focused on the non-Trump-business-supporting Muslim ban, Trump removed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of ...
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Does Trump have bathmophobia— a fear of slopes? [closed]

This really could be two questions. First we have the image of Trump and May holding hands in this article in the Telegraph. Then they claim from an unsourced insider: But Government sources in ...
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Do majority of Trump supporters think that black people are less evolved than white people?

Mehdi Hasan says in this UpFront video at 1.30: Other studies found a strong relationship between anti-Black attitudes and support for Trump. With Trump supporters more likely to describe African ...
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Has any immigrant from any of the countries named in Trump's executive order been guilty of terrorism on US soil?

President Trump has recently issued an executive order titled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, suspends the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) for 120 ...
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Did President Obama institute immigration restrictions in 2011 that were similar to Trump's Jan 2017 immigration restrictions? [duplicate]

Following Trump's recent executive order restricting movement from seven selected nations, some proponents of Trump's actions point out that in 2011 President Obama instituted similar restrictions on ...
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Did Donald Trump exclude Muslim countries in which he does business from the recent entry ban?

This image states that: Trump is poised to sign an Executive Order banning entry to the United States from These 7 Muslim contries: Iran, Syria, Libya, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia ...
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Did the Trump administration issue a blackout to the EPA?

According to this article Sean Spicer, White House Spokesperson says: “They haven’t been directed by us to do anything” According to this AP report: The Trump administration has instituted a ...
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During the presidential campaign, did Donald Trump say he'd require all Muslims to register in a database? [duplicate]

According to The Hill: "If you force Muslims to register, we will all register as Muslims,” Steinem said during a speech at the Women’s March on Washington, drawing raucous cheers. Trump ...
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Is Donald Trump forcing the EPA to take down all climate change information?

According to the Independent article Donald Trump orders Environmental Protection Agency to delete all climate change information from its website The Trump administration is forcing the ...
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Is Melania Trump barely able to speak English?

Chelsea Handler has claimed that Melania Trump can barely speak English. From The Sun Handler, 41, was asked in a filmed interview if she would have Mrs Trump on her Netflix show Chelsea. "...
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Is this a photo of Trump's inauguration crowd?

Metro.us claims: Tuesday afternoon, Trump tweeted a photo of a framed image of the crowds at his inauguration, adding that he plans to hang the picture in the White House press hall. The date ...
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Did President Trump sign an executive order defunding Planned Parenthood (International)?

Several of my conservative friends have taken to social media, sharing this LiveActionNews article that claims President Trump issued an executive order to defund Planned Parenthood (International). ...
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Were these photos of presidential inauguration crowds taken at the times claimed on the photos?

This image from Vox compares the crowds at Trump's inauguration to the crowds at Obama's 2009 inauguration. These photos have times in the corner, 11:04 for Trump's. Were both these photos taken at ...
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Did Trump's inauguration cake copy the design of Obama's 2013 inauguration cake?

We have now learned that Trump continued to offer up Apprentice-season-four-quality optics at the “Salute to Our Troops” inaugural ball, where he served guests a spectacular nine-tiered cake ...
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Did Trump's inauguration have the “largest audience to ever witness an inauguration … both in person and around the globe”? [duplicate]

White House press secretary Sean Spicer claims that the audience for President Trump's inauguration was the: largest audience to ever witness an inauguration - period - both in person and around ...
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Did more people use the DC Metro transit system on the day of Trump's inauguration than on the day of Obama's second inauguration (in 2013)?

On 21 Jan 2017, the White House called a press conference where the press secretary accused the media of "deliberately false reporting" on two issues of which the number of people attending President ...
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Was President Trump's inauguration “the first time … that floor coverings have been used to protect the grass on the Mall”?

On 21 Jan 2017, the White House called a press conference where the press secretary accused the media of "deliberately false reporting" on two issues of which the number of people attending President ...
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Were additional fencing and magnetometers used on the National Mall for Trump's inauguration?

On 21 Jan 2017, the White House called a press conference where the press secretary accused the media of "deliberately false reporting" on two issues of which the number of people attending President ...
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Did Trump's inauguration draw the largest ever audience to a US inauguration?

Referring to Donald Trump's inauguration, the White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, claimed This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period. Both in person and around the ...
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Did the @POTUS Twitter account use a picture from Obama's inauguration for its cover image?

There's an image going around Facebook claiming that the @POTUS Twitter account is using an image from President Obama's inauguration. Is this true? Where is the original image from?
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Did Ivana Trump claim under oath that she had been raped by Donald Trump?

The New Yorker article "Documenting Trump's Abuse of Women" (24 October 2016) recounts Trump biographer Harry Hurt III's claim that Ivana Trump said in a sworn deposition she had been raped by Donald ...
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Did Donald Trump “[imitate] a disabled reporter”?

During her speech at the Golden Globes, Meryl Streep said the following: But there was one performance this year that stunned me. It, it sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good. It was -...
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Are the papers shown by Trump in the 1/11 press conference a genuine sample?

In Donald Trump's press conference on 2016-01-11, he and his lawyer pointed to thousands of sheets of paper in manila folders and identified them as only a portion of the documents he is signing to ...
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Did a large number of celebrities threaten to go on strike until Trump resigns?

According to some web sites, several celebrities - including Rosie O'Donnell, Debra Messing, and Ed Asner - have threatened to go on strike until Donald Trump resigns the Presidency. The following is ...
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Are these reports alleging the existence of blackmail material by the Russian intelligence on Donald Trump a hoax perpetuated by 4chan?

Buzzfeed published this PDF alleged to by from a former British intelligence officer containing notable allegations including: The Russian regime has been working with Trump for at least five years ...
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Did Trump win every income bracket over $48,000, but lost all below?

Rev. William J. Barber, II says that Trump "lost every income bracket below $48,000 and won every group above it". Is that true?
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Did Donald Trump say that “global warming was a hoax invented by the Chinese”?

In the Presidential debate of 26th September, Hillary Clinton claimed that "Donald Trump said that global warming was a hoax invented by the Chinese" . Trump replied several times "I did not say that"....
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Did Donald Trump tell people to “check out” Alicia Machado's sex tape?

In the presidential debates, Donald Trump denied that he told people to "check out sex tape" of Alicia Machado. Did he in fact say "check out sex tape" about her?