He did write this on his twitter feed[archived]
The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.
See also politifact: Yes, Donald Trump did call climate change a Chinese hoax. He later claimed that this was a joke:
Well, I think the climate change is just a very, very expensive form ...
It is a photo from Getty Images covering Obama's 2009 inauguration.
Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration at Capitol Building, Washington DC
The inauguration of President Barack Obama, January 20th 2009. Unrecognizable crowds in the Washington Mall.
You can note that the weather in the picture is quite sunny but the ...
He was arrested in 1927 at a KKK event
This is true. He was arrested at the KKK riot for "refusing to disperse from a parade when ordered to do so", see for example The Washington Post or Vice.
He was photographed with his son in 1999 wearing klan robes
This is not true. The image is manipulated. See snopes.com for more details, including the original ...
The earliest mention online - and thus likely the source for this - seems to be maga1776.com.
The numbers for 2010 to 2016 are official statistics - the 2016 numbers are directly from ICE, the earlier numbers are not from a reliable source (washington examiner), but I don't think that they are in doubt. Note that these numbers are specifically about ...
"I was down there also, but I'm not considering myself a first responder. But I was down there. I spent a lot of time down there with you."
Likely false. (As elaborated in the linked video, watch it in whole for a strong rebuttal of the claim, and others.)
On 9/11, Donald Trump was sitting in his office in Trump Tower, and actually phoned in an ...
Although it's not true that Trump himself 'fired the entire pandemic response team', it is true that in April-July of 2018 the Directorate of Global Health Security and Biodefense was dissolved, and its staff moved to other departments of the U.S. National Security Council which were not focused on responding to a pandemic.
Further, this dissolution was ...
Donald Trump did mock a reporter - Serge Kovaleski from the New York Times. Kovaleski has a disability: arthrogryposis.
Trump denied that he mocked him for his disability and claims that he didn't know what the reporter looks like. In addition, Kovaleski has no speech impediment and no spasticity1, as represented in Trump's imitation.
A report from CNN ...
More people used Metro on Obama's second inaugural than on Trump's first. Spicer was comparing second Obama inaugural 11 am ridership (317,000) with Trump's full-day ridership (570,500). Trump's 11 am ridership was about 193,000. The 11 am ridership numbers were tweeted by Metro.
According to a tweet by Jim Acosta from CNN:
CNN has confirmed Wash Po ...
I think there are three issues here: 1) Was 'tear gas' used? 2) Who ordered the attack? 3) Why did they order it?
Was 'tear gas' used?
According to the Parks Police smoke canisters and pepper balls were used (see also here) (more specifically, OC gas1 was used). At least the CDC considers those among the umbrella term 'tear gas' (while the Park Police does ...
Yes the facts are accurate, but the implication of causation is questionable.
President Trump did sign an executive order banning the citizens of Iran, Syria, Libya, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia from entering the US for 90 days.
Here is a CNN article that gives the details.
It's also true that Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Turkey are not on the list.
The full ...
Probably less of them than under Trump but there were kids in cages and kids separated from their families under Obama.
Those photos of immigrant children “caged” by the US? They’re from 2014
"Immigrant girls sleep in a cell, Jun. 18, 2014."
Also, here's a pbs article from 2016 with the same image:
No, it was not the first time they were used.
Such protective coverings were also used at the 2013 inauguration.
Washington, D.C. — Birds fly over the mall in the early morning in front of the Washington Monument before the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Justin Sullivan/Getty ...
As with many of Trumps statements, this does not seem to be true. There are dozens of journalists from different political backgrounds rejecting the claim:
Politico: Trump’s Claims About Illegal Votes Are Nonsense. I Debunked the Study He Cites as ‘Evidence.’
CNN: Trump falsely claims 'millions of people who voted illegally' cost him popular vote
NPR: Here ...
Trump certainly mocked a disabled reporter, a general, and Ted Cruz by making a particular motion.
It does not seem to be an imitation of his disability though.
Serge Kovaleski in motion, not looking like Donald Trump. (starting at 00:30)
Donald Trump mocking Ted Cruz the same way.
Donald Trump mocking a general the same way, during the same rally.
Other than assertions to that effect by the Trump Administration, there is no evidence of this. However there is very strong evidence that it did not happen.
There are a fair amount of pictures of the outside of the BOK Center during the time in question. They pretty much all show just a small crowd.
As a bit of background, I'm a Tulsan who has attended ...
No, that's chronologically impossible, because some of the alleged crimes were committed less than 8 years ago.
The charges against Manafort are specified in this indictment. Many of the charges relate to actions allegedly taken by Manafort after 2010, so he couldn't possibly have been exonerated of those charges 8 years ago. In particular, Counts Four ...
It appears that Trump is indeed personally responsible for blocking his critics on Twitter, as opposed to a staffer or aide. This came up in oral arguments this past March concerning the continuing suit brought against Trump by several people who had been blocked by the president. Insider.com reports that the disclosure came from a attorney for the ...
Yes. A Washington Post article (and interview with the Baker) includes a picture of the 2013 cake next to the 2017 cake.
The Baker of the 2013 cake tweeted this comparison.
According to the Post, Tiffany MacIsaac, owner of Washington’s Buttercream Bakeshop, which made the cake said:
"the order came in while she was out of town and that the client had
There are two incidents: one in Florida and one in Texas where Trump (or, more accurately, the Trump Foundation) made campaign contributions conspicuously around the time the investigations or suits were dropped.
The AP's story about Florida lays this out pretty clearly. A key bit:
The new disclosure from Attorney General Pam Bondi's spokesman to The ...
It seems like this is an outlier.
FiveThirtyEight is a data blog that covers politics heavily. One of their projects tracks what different polls say about Trumps approval ratings. They also track pollsters across time, and rate their reliability. As Oddthinking pointed out in the comments, "this is tricky to answer." Five Thirty Eight attempts to answer ...
No, it is (unsurprisingly) a fake.
A Reverse Image search via Google finds the original 2016 version of it, attributed to Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images, before the slogan was edited in.
Original image source: vox.com
Jan: removed all content on LGBT civil rights from whitehouse.gov website
During Barack Obama’s presidency, if you typed whitehouse.gov/lgbt into your browser, you reached a page highlighting the administration’s victories and policy changes regarding LGBT rights. It outlined historic court victories and even featured campaigns like the It Gets Better ...
Technically, no Donald Trump himself has not filed for personal bankruptcy, but companies he has ownership stake in have. So both statements are true, at least, in a legally defensible sense.
This was covered on NPR's All Things Considered recently, Scott Horsley analyzed the statements thusly, from "Fact Check: Fiorina's HP Record; Trump's Bankruptcies; ...
Yes, he absolutely said that. You can still read it on his Twitter feed, in fact, where in November of 2012 he said:
The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in
order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.
Even before that, he made substantially ...
Yes, Trump has supported waterboarding and other forms of torture at various times and promised to "bring back waterboarding" during the primary.
The first quote is from a republican primary in New Hampshire. The video is available here.
"I would bring back waterboarding, and I’d bring back a hell of a lot
worse than waterboarding,"
As the Politifact ...
No he is not.
The White House web-page on the Executive Branch explains:
The Attorney General is the head of the DOJ and chief law enforcement officer of the federal government.
According to 28 U.S. Code § 503:
The Attorney General is the head of the Department of Justice.
Note: The actual claim isn't as strong as the question claims. Trump showed ...
No, it's fake. Snopes looked into it thoroughly: (same wording, different image)
Despite People's comprehensive online content archive, we found no interview or profile on Donald Trump in 1998 (or any other time) that quoted his saying anything that even vaguely resembled the words in this meme. Trump appeared somewhat regularly in the magazine's pages ...
This has been a widely debunked claim. At best, it is based on second- and third-hand reports of people seeing some people on the rooftops that they assume were Muslims and were celebrating.
Snopes has a piece about it.
Donald Trump insisted he witnessed television footage "thousands" of Muslims in New Jersey "cheering" the 9/11 attacks, despite the ...
Trump only did a significant number of motions (salutes, etc.) with his arms after taking a drink of water, not before. As per the full video, mentioned by Nate Eldredge from PBS NewsHour, Trump salutes 3 times, claps 4 times, and shakes hands 1 time prior to his speech, during which the contentious drink of water is taken.
I will take at face value the ...