Author: Politifact.com: Statements from Donald Trump

June 27, 2017 Politifact.com: Statements from Donald Trump No comments exist
Tdtrumphe Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | White House tweets misleading criticism of CBO analysis Seeking to bat down the news in a Congressional Budget Office report about the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act, President Donald Trump’s administration attempted to undermine the CBO’s credibility in a tweet. The official White House account tweeted an image that said, "When Obamacare was signed into law, CBO estimated that 23 million people would be covered in Obamacare’s exchanges in 2017. They were off by more than 100 percent. Only 10.3 million people are covered by Obamacare." Trump retweeted the message. See Figure 1 on PolitiFact.com The first issue with the tweet is simple math: an increase ... >> More
March 7, 2017 Politifact.com: Statements from Donald Trump
NYT_TRUMP_CAMPAIGN_5The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Donald Trump wrongly blames Barack Obama for former Guantanamo detainees returning to terrorism For his entire term, former President Barack Obama wanted to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but he was unsuccessful. President Donald Trump promises to keep it open, and he took to Twitter the morning of March 7 to criticize Obama for releasing Guantanamo detainees at all. "122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield. Just another terrible decision!" Trump tweeted — from both his personal account and the official White House account, @POTUS. Guantanamo detainee transfers are likely in the news because a March 2, 2017, ... >> More
March 1, 2017 Politifact.com: Statements from Donald Trump
  dtrump The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Fact-checking Donald Trump’s claim about soaring Obamacare premiums President Donald Trump zeroed in on repealing the Affordable Care Act in his first address to Congress, saying the federal health care law has been a "disaster" that has caused premiums to skyrocket. "Obamacare premiums nationwide have increased by double and triple digits," Trump said on Feb. 28, 2017. He then cited a 116 percent increase in Arizona as an example. When Trump says "Obamacare," he’s not talking about everyone who benefitted from President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. He’s referring to premiums for insurance plans on the federal insurance exchange. Premiums for those plans did increase in the ... >> More